Former Sochaux striker Modibo Maïga has returned to Ligue 1 after signing with FC Metz on a year-long loan with option to buy. The Mali international replaces Diafra Sakho, who went the other way to London club West Ham.
Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani has only one Ligue 1 goal to his name this season, but it is not for want of trying while SC Bastia's Ryad Boudebouz showed again in Week 3 he does not mind being put on the spot.
Willy Sagnol's men made it a perfect three wins from three to go top of Ligue 1; Radamel Falcao made his first start since January as Monaco pulled out of the drop zone; Marcelo Bielsa enjoyed his first win as OM coach.
Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim was impressed with his side's team spirit after gaining his first win, against Nantes; Lens coach Antoine Kombouaré said victory over Lyon sent out "a strong signal" to the club's rivals to stay in the division.
Young Paris Saint-Germain stopper Marquinhos has been recalled to the Brazil squad by new coach Dunga for the upcoming friendlies against Colombia and Ecuador as the Selecão look to rebuild after their World Cup nightmare.
Despite AS Monaco's starting the season with successive defeats, striker Dimitar Berbatov believes that it's just a question of time until new coach Leonardo Jardim's arrival begins to pay dividends out on the pitch. Interview.