Lorient battle to a draw with Lyon
LIGUE 1 FIXTURES
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|Sunday, October 7|
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Lorient and Lyon produced a tight 1-1 draw that befitted their respective impressive starts to the Ligue 1 season.
The two clubs have firmly established themselves amongst the leading bunch and that showed at the Stade du Moustoir, with a nip-and-tuck encounter unable to separate them.
Third-placed Lyon took the lead in the first half through Bafetimbi Gomez, but Jeremie Aliadiere ensured Lorient would not be beaten a minute after the break.
Bordeaux drew 1-1 against Brest at Stade Francis-Le Ble.
Eden Ben Basat opened the scoring for the hosts before Cheick Diabate leveled for Bordeaux after the break.
Both sides also hit the woodwork in an even contest, which in the end probably produced in a fair result.
Ligue 1 new boys Reims ended the weekend fifth thanks to a 3-1 victory over Nice on Saturday, but Montpellier's atrocious start continued against Evian.
Substitute Gaetan Courtet was the hero for Reims with goals in the 87th and 93rd minutes as Hubert Fournier's side recorded their fourth win in eight games since their elevation, leaving them five points behind leaders Marseille.
Diego had given Reims a first-half lead, which Dario Cvitanovich cancelled out shortly after the hour mark.
Reigning champions Montpellier's atrocious start to the season continued as Saber Khelifa and Stephan Andersen earned Evian a shock 3-2 win at the Stade De La Mosson.
Marco Estrada and Souleymane Camara overhauled Khelifa's opener to give the hosts a 2-1 half-time lead and raise hopes of only a third win in eight league games this season.
But Khelifa equalized and, after goalkeeper Andersen kept Evian on terms with a string of excellent saves, the Tunisia striker then completed his hat-trick two minutes from the end to inflict a fourth defeat on Rene Girard's men.
Lille recorded only their second league win of the campaign - and their first at the new Grand Stade Metropole - by beating Ajaccio 2-0.
Nolan Roux headed them in front three minutes before half-time and Ryan Mendes doubled their lead in the 56th minute.
Adrien Regattin grabbed a last-minute winner as Toulouse came from 2-0 down to draw with Valenciennes.
Foued Kadir and Carlos Sanchez scored inside the first quarter-hour for the visitors.
But the in-form Wissam Ben Yedder cut the deficit with his sixth of the season and Regattin's late strike earned a point for Toulouse.
There was another late goal at Bastia, where the home side edged out nine-man Troyes 3-2.
Rincon's own goal and Anthony Modeste's effort saw Bastia twice take the lead, only for Marcos to equalize on each occasion.
But Fabrice N'Sakala and Xavier Thiago were both sent off before Toifilou Maoulida grabbed an 88th-minute winner.
Mevlut Erdinc scored the only goal in the seventh minute as Rennes won 1-0 at Sochaux.
On Friday night, Brandao scored twice as St Etienne blew struggling Nancy away inside the first 25 minutes at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.
The former Marseille man's double was added to by Romain Hamouma and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in a stunning early onslaught as St Etienne ran out 4-0 winners.
Nancy lost Simon Zenke to a red card in the second half and the hosts could have had even more goals in a convincing win.