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Round 4 review: Marseille March on, PSG held

Round 4 review: Marseille March on, PSG held

Publish on 08/29 at 08:35 - L.DAVEY


Marseille saw off Nice, Paris Saint-Germain dropped their first points of the season and Montpellier hit seven at Brest. With 33 goals scored and endless drama, it was another exhilarating weekend in France's top flight. Check out the action from Round 4 of Ligue 1 Uber Eats here!

PSG and Monaco share spoils 

A second-half Neymar penalty salvaged a point for leaders Paris Saint-Germain in a 1-1 draw at home to Monaco.

Philippe Clément's side took a deserved lead through Kevin Volland (20') who picked up an injury in the process but the champions hit back through Neymar late on. The Brazilian was firstly awarded a penalty after being impeded, then stepped up and convert from the spot to earn his side a point (70').

"We were tested by an excellent Monaco team in the first 35 minutes," said PSG coach Christophe Galtier after seeing his team lose their 100 percent start to the season. "They knew how to use their quality well in the transition, like the goal. We lacked a lot of mobility. We had very few chances but we lost possession too often. We were surprised by the intensity they played with. The first half must serve as a lesson to us."

Monaco boss Philippe Clément said: "We had the opportunity to put the 2-0 and against this team it's a shame we couldn't do it. It was important to put pressure on them. Taking a point here is good. My players had a very compact organisation and were very intelligent."

Clinical Marseille see off Nice

Alexis Sanchez scored his first Marseille goals as Igor Tudor's men beat Nice 3-0 at the Allianz Riviera.

The Chilean opened the scoring with a fine finish (10') and OM added to their score through Nuno Tavares' third goal of the season (37'). Marseille made quick work of Lucien Favre's men when Sanchez added his second of the game two-minutes before the interval to continue their unbeaten start to the campaign.

"It is never easy to win away from home especially at Nice" admitted Marseille coach Igor Tudor after his side extended their unbeaten start to the season. "Before the match, I could see that my players were very focused. We prepared well for the game and this is an important victory. But it's only three points, like those at stake in Clermont on Wednesday. We've only played four matches, but this was probably our best game especially in terms of the quality of the opponent."

Dembélé rescues Lyon

A late header from the returning Moussa Dembélé earned Lyon a 1-1 draw at Reims. Junya Ito superbly headed Oscar Garcia's men in front (24') but the host hit the self-destruct button when Dion Lopy was shown a straight red card. Lyon's second-half pressure paid off when Dembélé headed home Rayan Cherki's cross four-minutes from time to claim a point.

Super Seko lifts Lens

A fabulous strike from Seko Fofana helped Lens maintain their unbeaten start to the season as they overcame Rennes 2-1 at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis. Fofana broke the deadlock in style with a curling effort (66'), before Lois Openda slotted home a second four-minutes later.

Gaëtan Laborde notched his second goal of the season for Rennes in injury time but Lens were able to hold on for maximum points.

LOSC bounce back in style

LOSC put the misery of last weekend's thrashing at the hands of PSG behind them by winning 3-1 at Ajaccio.

Yusuf Yazici's stunning strike and an early contender for goal of the season, put LOSC in front (17'). Jonathan Bamba added a second for Les Dogues (43') before Tiago Djalo put the game beyond doubt (67'). Cyrille Bayala grabbed a consolation strike for Ajaccio, six-minutes from time. 

Auxerre continue solid start

Auxerre inflicted more woe on Strasbourg after they edged out Julien Stéphan's side 1-0 at the Stade de l'Abbe-Deschamps.

Gaëtan Perrin was the match winner for the hosts, coolly slotting home to hand Jean-Marc Furlan's side an important three points. Strasbourg are yet to taste victory this season and remain on two points from four games.

Nantes stun Toulouse

Nantes came from behind to beat new-boys Toulouse 3-1 at La Beaujoire thanks to an 11-minute goal blitz.

Zakaria Aboukhlal opened the scoring for the visitors (15') but a reinvigorated Nantes sprung to life in the second half to turn the tables. Evan Guessand equalised for Nantes five-minutes after the break before Mostafa Mohamed added a second five-minutes later.

Moses Simon netted a third for Les Canari's (61') to hand Antoine Kombouaré's men their first win of the season.

Montpellier demolish Brest

Montpellier put in their most prolific showing of the season as they thrashed ten-man Brest 7-0 at the Stade Francis le Blé.

Faitout Maouassa broke the deadlock for the visitors (6') before Elye Wahi (10' & 31') and Valère Germain (64' & 84') both added a brace. Summer signing Wahbi Khazri also got his name on the scoresheet (11') whilst Pierre Lees-Melou was dismissed for Brest.

Lorient edge out Clermont

A Terem Moffi double gave Lorient their second win of the season after a 2-1 win at home to Clermont.

Moffi struck twice in the first half (24' & 41') to put the hosts firmly in the ascendancy and held off the visitors despite a late goal from youngster Muhammed-Cham Saracevic (62').

Troyes pick up first win

Troyes claimed their first three points of the season, beating Angers 3-1 at the Stade de l'Aube.

Goals from Renaud Ripart (12'), Mama Balde (61') and Wilson Odobert (82') saw off Angers who replied through Lois Diony (82')