Angers v OL: time to really launch the season!
It wasn't necessarily the perfect start. For the first reunion with the fans in an official match, Lyon were pegged back when Stade Brestois took a first-half lead. But the hosts had the strength to come back and equalise after the break, thanks to goal from substitute Islam Slimani.
Other big names either struggled to victory (PSG and Marseille) or to a draw (Lille, Monaco, Nice and Rennes) and OL were no different. As such, it will be important to do better on Sunday at 13:00 CEST away to Angers, who made the perfect start with a 2-0 win on the road at Strasbourg.
The SCO bench this summer welcomed a historic figure from Jean-Michel Aulas's club. Gérald Baticle left OL, after 10 years as assistant manager, to take up a new challenge, and made an ideal start with those aforementioned three points on matchday one.