Marcelo Bielsa played down suggestions that Olympique de Marseille are title contenders after they beat AS Saint-Etienne, but his opposite number Christophe Galtier insisted the Ligue 1 leaders must be taken very seriously.
Olympique de Marseille kept their sensational run going in Week 8, claiming a sixth consecutive victory while bitter rivals Paris Saint-Germain stumbled again ahead of their impending clash with Barcelona.
Lyon's young guns are firing their club up the rankings while Marseille striker André-Pierre Gignac is on fire for the league leaders; Dane Daniel Wass continues to carry the goal-scoring duties at Evian.
Meet Morgan Sanson and Marco Verratti! We profile two of Europe's most exciting young midfielders. Also in this week's show: previews of Toulouse-PSG and OM-St Etienne, plus a report on FC Metz and their new-look attack.
Olympique de Marseille notched their fifth successive win with a 5-0 battering of Reims to go two points clear at the top; Paris Saint-Germain's first away win of the season, 2-0 in Caen, took them to the foot of the podium.
Saint-Etienne boss Christophe Galtier regretted his side's inability to score a second goal despite dominating their 1-1 draw with Bordeaux, whose coach Willy Sagnol hailed his players' fighting spirit.