French Ligue 1 review

L'OM maintain 100% start, Lyon hold Lille

September 23, 2012
By ESPN staff

Marseille maintained their 100% start to the Ligue 1 season with a narrow 1-0 victory over Evian at the Stade Velodrome on Sunday.

MArseille celeb Andre-Pierre Gignac and Morgan Amalfitano
GettyImagesMorgan Amalfitano and Andre-Pierre Gignac and celebrate the former's match-winning goal

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Morgan Amalfitano netted the game's only goal 12 minutes before half-time to extend l'OM's winning run to six matches.

While Marseille remain top of Ligue 1, however, the result left Evian precariously placed, - just outside the relegation zone on four points.

A stunning late equaliser from Lisandro Lopez maintained Lyon's unbeaten start to the Ligue 1 season as Les Gones snatched a 1-1 draw at struggling Lille.

Nolan Roux's seventh-minute opener looked like it would be enough to earn LOSC only their second win in the league this term - and their first at their new home.

But Lisandro had the last word at the Grand Stade Lille Metropole, his 80th-minute rocket ensuring the second-placed visitors finished the weekend four points adrift of leaders Marseille.

Chahir Belghazouani rescued a last-gasp 2-2 draw for Ajaccio in Ligue 1 but Bordeaux remain unbeaten in all competitions.

Home coach Francis Gillot thought Yoan Gouffran had earned him a second league win of the season with a second-half header after Ricardo Faty had cancelled out Henrique's opener.

But Ajaccio earned their first point away from home since the opening day thanks to Belghazouani's late finish.