Nice 1 – Lyon 3 (Ligue 1, August 6, 2011) Anthony Mounier had put Nice ahead on 6 minutes but goals from Lisandro Lopez, Bafetimbi Gomis and Maxime Gonalons turned the match in Lyon’s favour.
Montpellier 3 – Auxerre 1 (Ligue 1, August 6, 2011)Â Younes Belhanda opener for the hosts on 36 minutes was cancelled out by Alain Traore on the stroke of the interval, but goals inside the final 15 minutes by Geoffrey Dernis and Olivier Giroud gave Montpellier their first win over Auxerre since returning to the top flight in 2009.
Ajaccio 0 – Toulouse 2 (Ligue 1, August 6, 2011) Ajaccio’s first game back in Ligue 1 after five seasons in the second tier ended in a 2-0 reverse to Toulouse, Antoine Devaux (45) and Paulo Machado (74) with the goals either side of the interval.
Brest 2 – Evian Thonon Gaillar 2 (Ligue 1, August 6, 2011)Â Evian got off to a dream start when skipper Oliver Sorlin and Ali M’Madi netted inside the opening 20 minutes. But Brest hit back with goals from Bruno Grougi and Benoit Lesoimier before halftime.
Caen 1 – Valenciennes 0 (Ligue 1, August 6, 2011)Â Gregory Proment scored the only goal of the game on 34 minutes, and it was an early contender for goal of the season, the midfielder taking aim from 30 yards and finding the top corner.
Marseille 2 – Sochaux 2 (Ligue 1, August 6, 2011)Â Marseille’s Lucho Gonzalez, who has spent the close-season waiting for a move away from the club, grabbed a 38th minute opener at the Stade Velodrome before Sochaux hit back twice only for LoÃ¯c Remy to snatch a draw 16 minutes from time.
Nancy 1 – Lille 1 (Ligue 1, August 6, 2011)Â Lille, surprise winners of the French double last season, have also made several new signings but it was old hand Mathieu Debuchy who opened the scoring at Nancy just after the break following Franck Beria’s cross. However, BeriaÂ turned villain midway through the second half with an own goal in the 1-1 draw.