Ligue 1 results: Neymar shine with two goals and assists as PSG crush Toulouse; Lille beaten by Caen

Lille 0 – 2 Caen

Marseille 1 – 1 Angers

Paris Saint Germain 6 – 2 Toulouse

  • Paris Saint Germain 6 – 2 Toulouse

Neymar marked his home debut with two goals as Paris Saint-Germain came from behind to beat Toulouse 6-2 at the Parc des Princes on Sunday to go top of Ligue 1.

The Brazilian forward made it three goals in two appearances for his new club following his world record £200m arrival from Barcelona – after opening his account for PSG in the win at Guingamp last weekend – but it was another debutant who threatened to steal the headlines as Max Gradel gave the visitors a surprise lead.

After equalising in the 31st minute, Neymar set up Adrien Rabiot to score four minutes later to send his team into the interval in front.

Marco Verratti was sent off midway through the second half but the hosts lost none of their momentum and Edinson Cavani emphatically dispatched a penalty – won by Neymar – to give PSG some daylight.

However, Toulouse refused to go down without a fight and Christopher Jullien reduced the deficit after 78 minutes with a header that deflected into the net off Thiago Silva.

Substitute Javier Pastore quickly restored the two-goal cushion with a lovely curling effort from just outside the box before Layvin Kurzawa extended the lead in the 84th minute with a superb volley from a driven cross by Neymar, who completed the scoring in injury time.

The result moved PSG to the top of the table on goal difference, with Monaco and Saint-Etienne also maintaining their 100% winning records this weekend.

  • Marseille 1 – 1 Angers

Marseille remain unbeaten in six matches in all competitions this season but had to settle for a point at home to Angers as it finished 1-1 at the Stade Velodrome.

Clinton N’Jie put the hosts ahead after 17 minutes with his third league goal of the campaign with a tidy finish from Morgan Sanson’s cross but Karl Toko Ekambi equalised in the 70th minute with a shot from outside the area.

Marseille finished the game with 10 men after Lucas Ocampos was shown a straight red card deep into injury time following a high challenge on Romain Thomas.

  • Lille 0 – 2 Caen

Caen registered their first win of the season with a 2-0 victory at Lille. The Normandy club had begun the campaign with back-to-back 1-0 defeats.

Damien Da Silva’s early header and a strike by Ivan Santini midway through the second half saw them get off the mark at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.

Ligue 1 results: Lyon held by Bordeaux; Nantes, Nice WIN

Lyon 3 – 3 Bordeaux

Montpellier 1 – 1 Strasbourg

Nice 2 – 0 Guingamp

Rennes 2 – 2 Dijon

Saint-Etienne 3 – 0 Amiens

Troyes 0 – 1 Nantes

  • Lyon 3 – 3 Bordeaux

Nabil Fekir scored a breathtaking goal from halfway as 10-man Olympique Lyonnais drew 3-3 with Girondins de Bordeaux in a tremendous game at the Groupama Stadium on Saturday.

Fekir put the hosts ahead with a spectacular long-range effort after 10 minutes, lofting the ball over goalkeeper Benoit Costil from just inside the Bordeaux half.

Lyon doubled their lead after 23 minutes when defender Kenny Tete got on the end of a free kick through the six-yard box to stab home at the far post.

However, midfielder Darder then collected two quick cautions, the second yellow card followed by a red after 36 minutes after catching Bordeaux captain Jeremy Toulalan with a high boot.

Bordeaux pulled a goal back just before half-time when Brazilian forward Malcom saw his follow-up effort deflect in off a defender after his 20-yard free kick hit the wall.

Lyon — looking to keep pace with champions Monaco, who beat Metz on Friday night — thought they had wrapped up victory with 15 minutes left when Bertrand Traore curled in a 25-yard free kick.

However, Jocelyn Gourvennec’s side secured a share of the points after Danish midfielder Lukas Lerager set up a grandstand finish when he slotted home at the back post with two minutes left and Malcom then slammed home another long-range effort into the top corner.

  • Saint-Etienne 3 – 0 Amiens

St Etienne moved level on points with Monaco at the top of Ligue 1 after continuing their 100 percent start with a 3-0 win over struggling Amiens at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.

Midfielder Jonathan Bamba put the hosts ahead in the 13th minute from the penalty spot after Lois Diony had been tripped by Amiens defender Brighton Labeau.

The referee awarded a second penalty four minutes before the break when Diony was caught as he attempted to round goalkeeper Regis Gurtner, and this time Bryan Dabo converted from 12 yards.

Dabo knocked in a third for St Etienne in the 67th minute from 20 yards when the ball broke to him off a sliding challenge from the Amiens keeper after Romain Hamouma had sprinted clear.

A third-straight defeat leaves Amiens bottom with no points or goals, having conceded seven.

  • Nice 2 – 0 Guingamp

Alassane Pléa was on target as OGC Nice kick-started their season with a 2-0 win over EA Guingamp at the Allianz Riviera.

  • Rennes 2 – 2 Dijon

Dijon substitute Julio Tavares netted a stoppage-time penalty as the Burgundy club recovered from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Rennes.

A goal in each half from DR Congo forward Firmin Ndombe Mubele — his second floating in over the goalkeeper from out wide on the left — had put the hosts in control.

Korean Kwon Chang-hoon, though, reduced the deficit in the 51st minutes with a close-range header and the visitors earned a point when Rennes defender Edson Mexer scythed down Naim Sliti and Tavares cracked the penalty into the top corner.

  • Troyes 0 – 1 Nantes

Emiliano Sala’s late strike earned Claudio Ranieri’s first win as Nantes coach. Reduced to ten men, Les Canaris were 1-0 victors at promoted Troyes.

Nantes survived the sending off of forward Chidozie Awaziem after only 34 minutes.

  • Montpellier 1 – 1 Strasbourg

Montpellier and Strasbourg drew 1-1 at Stade de la Mosson. Idriss Saadi put the visitors ahead midway through the first half, but defender Daniel Congre equalised from a corner with 18 minutes to go.

Ligue 1 result – Radamel Falcao strike late as Monaco edge Metz and set record

Reigning champions Monaco became the first team to win 15 successive matches in France’s Ligue 1 after Radamel Falcao earned the club a narrow victory at Metz without Kylian Mbappe.

Mbappe, 18, was left out of the squadamid transfer speculation linking him with a move to rivals Paris St-Germain.

Falcao struck a 78th-minute winner after latching onto Rachid Ghezzal’s chip over the home defence.

After finishing last season with 12 successive wins, Monaco have started this campaign by beating Toulouse, Dijon and now Metz.

Colombia striker Falcao’s winner saw Monaco pass Bordeaux’s tally of 14 wins in a row in 2009.

Mbappe, who has also been linked to Real Madrid and Manchester City, was left out of the squad by manager Leonardo Jardim, who said he was “protecting” the player.

Ligue 1 results: Neymar scores and assists in PSG thrashing of Guingamp; Falcao bags hattrick in Monaco victory at Dijon


Guingamp 0 – 3 Paris Saint Germain

Neymar scored on his Paris St-Germain debut following his world record £200m transfer from Barcelona.

The Brazilian had a hand in all three goals as PSG beat Guingamp to maintain their 100% start to the season.

Jordan Ikoko opened the scoring with an own goal moments after Neymar’s pass to Edinson Cavani was cut out.

Neymar then assisted Cavani with an excellent through ball, before the Uruguayan passed to his new team-mate late on to score from six yards out.

The 25-year-old Brazil international, who played on the left side but got involved centrally too, had a bright debut with plenty of flicks and tricks – although most of his shots were blocked before his late strike.

  • Dijon 1 – 4 Monaco

Radamel Falcao scored a hat-trick as Monaco, who left Kylian Mbappe on the bench, thrashed Dijon in Ligue 1.

Reports have claimed that Mbappe, 18, has agreed to join Paris St-Germain in a deal that could exceed £200m.

He was not missed on the pitch as Falcao prodded home an opener and Jemerson’s bicycle kick made it 2-0.

Falcao then curled home a fine goal, and headed home in the second half after Wesley Said had pulled one back.

Mbappe, who scored 26 goals in all competitions last season, went off injured in the defending champions’ 3-2 win over Toulouse on the opening day.

  • Strasbourg 3 – 0 Lille

Lille gave two different outfield players a spell in goal as they lost at Strasbourg.

The visitors had used their three substitutes when Mike Maignan was sent off after 63 minutes for throwing the ball at an opponent’s head.

Striker Nicolas de Preville went in goal but conceded softly when Jonas Martin poked the ball past him. Defender Ibrahim Amadou then took over and conceded a Dimitri Lienard penalty and an excellent Jeremy Grimm strike.


  • Nantes 0 – 1 Marseille

A late goal from Lucas Ocampos secured Marseille a 1-0 win at Nantes to maintain their 100 percent start two games into the new Ligue 1 campaign.

Rudi Garcia’s men had seen an effort from Florian Thauvin ruled out for offside before Maxime Lopez sent an effort just wide.

The visitors, though, made sure they left La Beaujoire-Louis-Fonteneau with all three points when Argentine midfielder Ocampos slotted in a rebound with just two minutes left.

However, there was still time left for Nantes striker Emiliano Sala to head a late chance only just off target as Claudio Ranieri’s side were left to reflect on a second straight Ligue 1 defeat.

Ranieri was forced to make his three substitutions within the first 24 minutes as skipper Valentin Rongier hurt an elbow after just 12 minutes, Yacine Bammou followed eight minutes later with a thigh injury, and Alexander Kacaniklic injured a leg.

Marseille must now regroup ahead of Thursday’s Europa League playoff against Slovenian side NK Domzale, when they will be looking to stretch an unbeaten run which currently stands at 21 matches.

  • Caen 0 – 1 Saint-Etienne

St Etienne also moved onto six points from two games after a 1-0 win at Caen, with Romain Hamouma scoring the only goal.

Hamouma netted the crucial strike on 67 minutes when he latched onto a through-ball and raced clear down the left before slotting his shot under the goalkeeper to leave Caen still pointless.

  • Toulouse 1 – 0 Montpellier

Jimmy Durmaz’s 43rd-minute penalty gave Toulouse their first win of the season, 1-0 at Montpelier, who had beaten Caen a week ago.

  • Amiens 0 – 2 Angers

Angers, who drew 2-2 with Bordeaux last week, also secured a win away from home, beating Amiens 2-0 with goals from Enzo Crivelli and Thomas Mangani.

Crivelli clipped home a neat finish on 27 minutes after being played into the right side of the penalty area by Mangani, who got on the scoresheet himself early in the second half when, on 56 minutes, he lobbed the ball back over Amiens goalkeeper Regis Gurtner who had been stranded after rushing out to make a sliding challenge on Crivelli as the striker chased down a long ball.

  • Bordeaux 2 – 0 Metz

Valentin Vada and Younousse Sankhare struck to keep Bordeaux unbeaten with a 2-0 home win over Metz.

The hosts, who drew their first domestic match having failed to progress in the Europa League qualifiers, took the lead just before half-time through Vada, who produced a neat turn at the edge of the penalty area and a low shot inside the near post.

Senegal midfielder Younousse Sankhare added a second in the 64th minute when he swept in from close range after Brazil forward Malcom cut in from the right and clipped the ball across the six-yard box.

Nantes 0 – 1 Marseille

Amiens 0 – 2 Angers

Bordeaux 2 – 0 Metz

Caen 0 – 1 Saint-Etienne

Toulouse 1 – 0 Montpellier

Strasbourg 3 – 0 Lille

Dijon 1 – 4 Monaco

Guingamp 0 – 3 Paris Saint Germain

Ligue 1 results – Nice suffer second straight defeat; Depay and Mariano on target as Lyon record second win

Nice 1-2 Troyes

Rennes 1-2 Lyon

  • Rennes 1-2 Lyon

Lyon held on to win their second match in as many tries in Ligue 1 this season with a 2-1 victory at Rennes.

Bruno Genesio’s side struck twice in the second half through Memphis Depay and Mariano to open up a 2-0 lead and survived an anxious finale after Benjamin Bourigeaud’s late free kick reduced the deficit.

Former Manchester United forward Depay struck direct from a free kick to break the deadlock for Lyon soon after the break and striker Mariano notched his third goal in two games when he headed home their second in the 74th minute.

  • Nice 1-2 Troyes

Saif-Eddine Khaoui’s late winner sank Nice as newly promoted Troyes secured a shock 2-1 win against the Champions League hopefuls.

Tunisian midfielder Khaoui struck the decisive goal in the 85th minute after Alassane Plea’s second-half penalty appeared to have rescued a point for Nice by cancelling out Adama Niane’s brilliant strike for the visitors.

Nice, who travel to Napoli on Tuesday for the first leg of their Champions League second-round qualifying tie, are left waiting for their first league points after last week’s opening-day defeat at St Etienne.

Troyes, who drew their opening game last week at home against Rennes, took the lead in style through Niane’s thunderbolt eight minutes into the second period.

Plea equalised from the spot 10 minutes later after Oswaldo Vizcarrondo’s foul on Pierre Lees-Melou, but Khaoui steered home the winner after being set up by Niane.

Ligue 1 results: Braces from Mariano Diaz and Nabil Fekir earn Lyon biggest week 1 victory; PSG, Lyon, Monaco WIN; Nice LOSE


  • Lille 3-0 Nantes

Lille began their Ligue 1 campaign with a bang, seeing off visitors Nantes 3-0 in Claudio Ranieri’s first competitive game in charge.

After finishing a disappointing 11th and five points behind their opponents last season, Lille hired Argentine coach Marcelo — known as “El Loco Bielsa” (Crazy Bielsa) to his fans — with the aim of returning to the Champions League while playing an exciting brand of football.

Lille also recruited more than a dozen new players, and the northern club’s squad appears to have gelled.

Paraguayan international Junior Alonso got the ball rolling three minutes after half-time.

Nicolas de Preville made it 2-0 from the penalty spot in the 67th minute with Anwar El-Ghazi adding the gloss three minutes later.

The match also featured a duel between Bielsa and another prominent coach, Italian Claudio Ranieri.

The managers, who had a quick chat before the game, returned to the French top flight after spending several years away.

  • Marseille 3-0 Dijon

Clinton Njie marked his permanent move to Marseille by scoring twice in a 3-0 victory over Dijon.

Marseille had huffed and puffed during a goalless first half against opponents who were almost relegated last season.

But Njie, introduced at half-time in place of a disappointing Dimitri Payet, provided the penetration Marseille had been missing, scoring twice.

Former Newcastle forward Florian Thauvin also on target scoring the second goal.

  • Angers 2-2 Bordeaux

Summer signing Baptiste Guillaume struck late on to earn Angers a 2-2 home draw against Bordeaux.

Angers took an 11th-minute lead when Pierrick Capelle’s cross found its way to Angelo Fulgini, who finished through the legs of Benoit Costil for his first goal in Ligue 1.

But Bordeaux were ahead after Younousse Sankhare turned in Francois Kamano’s cross and Alexandre Mendy scored on debut following his move from Guingamp.

Bordeaux looked as if they would hold on to the points, but two minutes from time Costil palmed out a Karl Toko Ekambi shot and Guillaume could not miss.


  • PSG 2-0 Amiens

Neymar stole the show without even playing as Paris Saint-Germain began their Ligue 1 campaign with a 2-0 victory over Amiens.

The world-record signing was not registered in time to take part in the game but received a hero’s welcome on a tour of the Parc des Princes pitch before kick-off.

It was a daunting Ligue 1 debut for Amiens, who snatched promotion from Ligue 2 in the final seconds of last season to reach the top division for the first time.

But they were not embarrassed despite PSG dominating both possession and chances.

The opening goal came in the 41st minute from Edinson Cavani, who turned in a cross from Dani Alves – PSG’s other high-profile Brazilian signing who was eligible to play.

It was not until 10 minutes from time that the hosts doubled their lead, Marco Verratti unselfishly finding Javier Pastore, who had the simple task of slotting home.

  • Saint Etienne 1-0 Nice

Nice, who flew out of the blocks last season and were long-time leaders of Ligue 1, suffered a 1-0 defeat to St Etienne, with Jonathan Bamba scoring the only goal in the fourth minute.

It was a fine start to his St Etienne managerial career for Oscar Garcia, who joined the club in June from Red Bull Salzburg.

  • Montpellier 1-0 Caen

Michel Der Zakarian quit Reims to become the new manager of Montpellier in May and he also made a winning start, with Souleymane Camara’s 59th-minute goal enough in a 1-0 win over Caen.

  • Lyon 4-0 Strasbourg

Lyon were the biggest winners of the opening weekend after beating newly-promoted Strasbourg 4-0.

Strasbourg have had four promotions in six seasons and are back in the top flight for the first time since 2008, but it was a sobering first outing.

Mariano Diaz made a great start to life in Ligue 1 after signing from Real Madrid this summer with goals in the 23rd and 62nd minutes.

Nabil Fekir also grabbed a brace, netting in the 59th minute from the penalty spot and then rounding off the rout in injury time.

  • Troyes 1-1 Rennes

Troyes were the only one of the promoted trio to claim a point thanks to a 1-1 draw with Rennes.

Samuel Grandsir gave Troyes the lead just after half-time but Jordan Tell equalised in the 69th minute.

  • Metz 1-3 Guingamp

It was a fine start to the season for Guingamp, who came from a goal down to defeat Metz 3-1 at the Stade Saint-Symphorien.

Nolan Roux put the hosts one up in the 14th minute but Guingamp were level at the break thanks to Jimmy Briand’s penalty.

It was all square until 20 minutes from time when Ludovic Blas put the visitors ahead and Moustapha Diallo made sure of the points five minutes from time.


  • Monaco 3-2 Toulouse

Monaco came from behind on two occasions to open their Ligue 1 title defence with a thrilling 3-2 victory against Toulouse on Friday night.

Zinedine Machach netted for the visitors after just six minutes at the Stade Louis II Stadium before Jemerson levelled for the champions with a header after 28 minutes.

Andy Delort stunned the hosts once more after he put Toulouse back in front with 53 minutes gone only for Radamel Falcao to head Monaco back on level terms shortly before the hour mark.

Kamil Glik nodded home Joao Moutinho’s free-kick from close range with 20 minutes remaining to complete Monaco’s comeback and kick-start their campaign with three points.

Monaco’s thrilling five-goal victory however, was tainted after an injury sustained by Kylian Mbappe in the second half.

Mbappe, the 18-year-old linked with a move to Real Madrid and Barcelona, left the field after 74 minutes with an apparent knee injury and was replaced by Allan Saint-Maximin.

Speaking afterwards, Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim said:

“It’s the first match of the season so there is a change in intensity. I don’t think the injury is too bad. He’ll be better in two or three days.”

Mbappe scored 26 goals in 44 appearances for Monaco last season and was handed the club’s number 10 shirt for the season.”

Monaco 3 – 2 Toulouse

Paris Saint Germain 2 – 0 Amiens

Lyon 4 – 0 Strasbourg

Metz 1 – 3 Guingamp

Montpellier 1 – 0 Caen

Saint-Etienne 1 – 0 Nice

Troyes 1 – 1 Rennes

Lille 3 – 0 Nantes

Angers 2 – 2 Bordeaux

Marseille 3 – 0 Dijon

Ligue 1 results – Monaco end with win at Rennes; PSG held 

​Angers 2 – 0 Montpellier

Guingamp 1 – 0 Metz

Lille 3 – 0 Nantes

Lorient 1 – 1 Bordeaux

Lyon 3 – 3 Nice

Marseille 1 – 0 SC Bastia

Nancy 3 – 1 Saint-Etienne

Paris Saint Germain 1 – 1 Caen

Rennes 2 – 3 Monaco

Toulouse 0 – 0 Dijon

  • Rennes 2 – 3 Monaco

Champions Monaco wrapped up their Ligue 1 season with a 12th straight league victory to match Paris St-Germain’s record of 30 wins in a single season.

Monaco won 3-2 at ninth-placed Rennes as Fabinho, Jemerson and Jorge scored.

Two Adama Diakhaby goals were not enough to get Rennes back on level terms.

  • Lyon 3 – 3 Nice

Jean Michael Seri’s late penalty earned third-placed Nice a point at Lyon following a 3-3 draw.

Maxime Le Marchand’s own goal put Lyon ahead and Alexandre Lacazette scored twice, bringing up his century of goals for Lyon, but Nice equalised twice through Anastasios Donis and then a third time thanks to Seri.

  • Marseille 1 – 0 SC Bastia

Marseille took on Bastia knowing that victory would keep them ahead of Bordeaux in fifth place, while their visitors needed all three points to have a chance of survival.

Bafetimbi Gomis’ second-half strike was enough to earn OM a 1-0 win, relegating Bastia.

  • Lorient 1 – 1 Bordeaux

Bordeaux sixth after they drew 1-1 with Lorient in another game with ramifications at both ends of the table.

Younousse Sankhare’s early goal was cancelled out by Vincent Le Goff and Bordeaux must hope Paris Saint-Germain beat Angers in the Coupe de France final, which would mean the European berth passes to sixth place.

  • Paris Saint Germain 1 – 1 Caen

Le Goff’s goal had Lorient on course for survival until injury time at the Parc des Princes, when Ronny Rodelin scored to earn Caen a 1-1 draw after PSG had led through Adrien Rabiot.

Rodelin missed a penalty and Julien Feret’s goal was harshly disallowed but the former popped up in the first minute of stoppage time to keep his side up.

  • Toulouse 0 – 0 Dijon

Lorient will contest the relegation play-off, with Dijon also keeping themselves out of trouble by drawing 0-0 at Toulouse.

  • Nancy 3 – 1 Saint-Etienne

Bastia finished bottom after already-relegated Nancy beat St Etienne 3-1 with goals from Alexis Busin, Modou Diagne and Faitout Maouassa. Arnaud Nordin scored for St Etienne.

  • Lille 3 – 0 Nantes

Nantes held on to seventh place despite losing 3-0 at Lille. 

Nicolas De Preville’s hat trick, the third a penalty after Lucas Lima was sent off, left the outcome in no doubt but St Etienne and Rennes missed the chance to overtake Nantes.

  • Guingamp 1 – 0 Metz

Guingamp joined St Etienne and Rennes on 50 points as Mustapha Diallo’s goal gave them a 1-0 win over Metz.

  • ​Angers 2 – 0 Montpellier

Angers beat Montpellier2-0, with goals in the last 10 minutes from Jonathan Bamba and Flavien Tait.