AS Monaco have announced the signature of Fabio Coentrao on a season -long loan from Real Madrid, the Portugal international set to succeed Layvin Kurzawa on the left side of defence in Leonardo Jardim's line-up.
Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc will be without Javier Pastore for Sunday's clash in Monaco, the Argentina playmaker suffering from a calf complaint. Angel Di Maria and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are a chance, however.
Olympique de Marseille's spectacular win at the expense of ESTAC Troyes lit up the Week 3 action; Paris Saint-Germain's Blaise Matuidi was on target again; and OGC Nice are showing some exceptional attacking form.
Olympique Lyonnais president Jean-Michel Aulas has defended under-fire star striker Alexandre Lacazette, citing niggling injury and his stellar performance last season as reasons for his slow start to the current campaign.
Marseille dealt Troyes a crushing 6-0 defeat for coach Michel's first Ligue 1 match; PSG had Blaise Matuidi to thank for continuing their perfect start to the season; and Olympique Lyonnais were undone by old boy Mehdi Zeffane.