Out-of-sorts Marseille thrashed Caen 6-1 to show they might finally be ready to start the season. A Djibril Cisse hat-trick, a Mathieu Valbuena brace and (simple maths dictates) a solitary goal from Samir Nasri gave Marseille victory, although Caen took the lead just two minutes into the match. Caen remain three places about ninth-placed Marseille in the table, which probably helps to explain just how bad L’OM have been so far this campaign.
Table-topping Lyon dropped points at St Etienne. Karim Benzema rescued a point for them with his last-minute equaliser. Fortunately for the champions, nearest rivals Bordeaux lost 2-0 at Lorient giving Lyon a four-point lead.
Audio-visual evidence of Marseille finding form for your viewing pleasure.
And just in case Bordeaux fans though they were out of the title race, here is a video compilation of some of Lyon’s new signing, Jean Alain Boumsong, doing what he does best.