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Paris St Germain were made to pay for their profligacy as a late goal from Samuel Umtiti gave Lyon a 1-1 draw at the Parc des Princes on Sunday.

PSG had led through Edinson Cavani’s 20th-minute header but, after wasting a whole host of chances to double their lead, Les Parisiens were stunned when Umtiti equalised with a deflected shot in the 84th minute after a rare Lyon foray forward.

Boos echoed around the Parc des Princes at the final whistle as Laurent Blanc’s side’s indifferent start to the season continues.

Last season’s Ligue 1 winners are currently fifth with just two wins in their opening six matches.

Lille missed the chance to go top of Ligue 1 on Saturday as they were held to a goalless draw by Montpellier.

Three points would have enabled the hosts to leapfrog Bordeaux and Marseille into top spot, but they were left to rue an uninspiring performance in front of goal.

Despite failing to win, Rene Girard’s team remain unbeaten this season, just a point off the early pace-setters at the summit.

Fabien Lemoine’s 81st-minute goal earned St Etienne a 1-0 win at Lens on Sunday which moved them joint top.

The visitors were second best in the first half and lived dangerously at times, but grew into the match and finished it by far the stronger.

With time running out Lemoine proved the finishing touch to a flowing team move to settle the match.

Substitute Nabil Dirar’s first-half goal gave Monaco a 1-0 victory over Guingamp at the Stade Louis II.

The Morocco winger, on for the injured Anthony Martial, struck seven minutes before half-time to give Leonardo Jardim’s side only their second league victory of the new campaign – their first in three league matches.

The slender victory saw Monaco move up to 16th in the standings by the end of the weekend, while Guingamp replaced them in 19th.

Andre-Pierre Gignac grabbed a brace as Marseille moved joint top on Saturday night with a confident 3-0 win against Rennes at the Stade Velodrome.

Romain Alessandrini’s first ever goal for the hosts, deep into stoppage time, ensured a first win in four for OM against their Brittany-based rivals.

It was a fourth win in a row for Marcelo Bielsa’s men and took them level with Bordeaux, who beat Evian 2-1 on Friday night.

Nantes kept in touch with the early leaders courtesy of a 2-1 win over Nice.

The home side took the lead through Jordan Amavi’s own goal and took a two-goal lead into the interval thanks to Etey Shechter’s strike just before the break.

Amavi redeemed himself by pulling a goal back with 20 minutes to play, but Nantes held on to sit just three points off the summit.

Toulouse thrice came from behind to ensure a share of the points with Caen in a nail-biting 3-3 draw.

Florian Raspentino’s early opener for the visitors was cancelled out by Wissam Ben Yedder’s spot-kick in the first half, but it was the final 13 minutes which produced most of the action in a breathtaking end to the match.

Lenny Nangis restored Caen’s lead, only for Adrien Regattin to level things up once more from the penalty spot.

Jean Calve’s strike five minutes from time then looked to have snatched a win for Patrice Garande’s men, but Toulouse’s never-say-die attitude saw Pavel Ninkov grab one last equaliser, much to the delight of the Stadium Municipal faithful.

Metz‘s dominant display at home to Bastia was rewarded with a 3-1 win.

Goals from Sergey Krivets, Guido Milan and Juan Falcon proved too much at the Stade Saint-Symphorien for the visitors – although Floyd Ayite scored a memorable goal on the counter-attack to make it 1-1 at the break.

In the day’s other game, Benjamin Moukandjo scored the game’s only goal as Reims ran out 1-0 winners at Lorient.

Bordeaux had moved to the top of the table with a 2-1 victory against Evian on Friday.

Les Girondins bounced back from last weekend’s shock defeat at Guingamp, with Diego Rolan’s first-half strike giving them a 1-0 lead at the Stade Jacques Chaban-Delmas before Wahbi Khazri ensured the points with a fine strike in the second half.

Evian fought their way back into the match when Yeltsin Tejeda pulled a goal back four minutes from time but, despite their spirited performance, Pascal Dupraz’s side could not find an equaliser in the closing stages.

 

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