Paris Saint-Germain hit LOSC for seven, Marseille and Lyon remain unbeaten and there were more woes for Monaco. With 38 goals and 11 red cards, it was an absorbing weekend in France's top flight. Check out the action from Round 3 of Ligue 1 Uber Eats here!
Seventh heaven for PSG
Paris Saint-Germain displayed a ruthless streak in their 7-1 destruction of LOSC at the Decathlon Arena.
Kylian Mbappé scored after eight seconds to open the scoring, before completing his hat-trick (66' & 87') late on for the champions.
Neymar chipped in with a brace (43' & 52'), whilst Lionel Messi (27') and Achraf Hakimi (39') also got in on the act. Jonathan Bamba replied for Paulo Fonseca's men (54') but it was no more than a consolation.
"We had a perfect week in terms of intensity and behaviour," said PSG coach Christophe Galtier who had the perfect return to former club LOSC who he led to the title in 2021. "I was waiting to see if this perfect week would produce the perfect match. That was the case."
Ten-man Marseille leave it late
A late own-goal from Nantes defender Nicolas Pallois gifted Marseille a 2-1 victory at the Orange Velodrome.
OM sprung to life when Chancel Mbemba put Igor Tudor's men in front 20 minutes from time. Ludovic Blas converted a penalty for Nantes eight-minutes later but Les Canari's were unable to hold on for a point, when Pallois inadvertently found his own net.
Marseille were reduced to ten men in the second half when defender Samuel Gigot was dismissed for a second bookable offence.
"It certainly wasn't boring, it was a roller coaster of emotions," admitted Marseille boss Igor Tudor after seeing his side extend their unbeaten start to the season. "I think we could have scored three or four goals in the first half but in the end I'm happy because we won."
Lyon stay perfect
Lyon maintained their 100 percent start to the season with a comfortable 4-1 win at home to struggling Troyes.
Alexandre Lacazette opened the scoring for the hosts inside three minutes before Troyes levelled through a Florian Tardieu penalty (39'). But Lyon eventually showed their quality in the second half and finished of the visitors with goals from Nicolas Tagliafico (47') and Tetê (49' & 76').
Lens hit jackpot at Monaco
Lens added to Monaco's recent woes with a superb 4-1 win against Philippe Clément's men at the Stade Louis II.
Loïs Openda (7') and Deiver Machado (38') fired Les Sang et Or in front in the principality before Benoît Badiashile's fine header reduced the arrears four-minutes before the interval. Seko Fofana's penalty (55') and Wesley Saïd's neat finish (78') finished off Clément's side who had right-back Vanderson dismissed in the second half.
Rennes hold on for first win
Rennes claimed their first win of the season in a hard-fought 2-1 win over Ajaccio at Roazhon Park.
Martin Terrier ended his goal drought by firing home the opener for Bruno Genesio's men (18'). The Corsican's got themselves level pegging through Mounaim El Idrissy (57') before Arthur Theate headed home Rennes' winner five-minutes later.
Rennes were reduced to nine men late on when firstly Romain Salin, then Lesley Ugochukwu were given thier marching orders.
Clermont down nine-man Nice
Nice were also reduced to nine men during their 1-0 defeat at Clermont.
Tunisia international Saîf-Eddie Khaoui fired in the only goal of the game (6') to hand Pascal Gastien's side their second-consecutive win. Nice slipped to their first reverse of the campaign and to make matter worse, Les Aiglons lost both Mario Lemina and Jean-Clair Todibo to red cards.
Strasbourg held by Reims
On-loan striker Folarin Balogun scored for the third game in a row to help Reims claim a 1-1 draw at Strasbourg.
Alexander Djiku opened the scoring for Julien Stéphan's side on the stroke of half time but the Alsatian's couldn't hold on to their lead and Balogun gave Reims a deserved equaliser eight-minutes from time.
Auxerre up and running
Auxerre secured their first win since returning to Ligue 1 Uber Eats in an ill-tempered 2-1 win at Montpellier.
Mamadou Sakho headed Montpellier into a 39th-minute lead but Auxerre fought back and scored twice in a five-minute spell through Nuno Da Costa (70') and Mathias Autret (75'). Both sides were reduced to nine men with Montpellier losing Khalil Fayad and captain Téji Savanier whilst goal scorer Da Costa and M'Baye Niang saw red for Auxerre.
Points shared at Toulouse
Toulouse and Brest played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at the Stadium Municipal.
Goals from Toulouse pair Rafael Ratao (31') and Thijs Dallinga (64') cancelled out Armand Laurienté's second-minute opener for Lorient. Ibrahima Koné's penalty (82') salvaged a point late on for Regis Le Bris' side.
Brest too good for Angers
Brest picked up their first win of the season after a convincing 3-1 win at Angers.
Jérémy Le Douaron scored twice (10' & 38') and Achraf Dari (65') also found the net to take the game away from the hosts who replied 20-minutes from time through Sofiane Boufal. Halid Sabanovic was dismissed in the first half for Angers.