Nice stumble out of the gate
St Etienne 1 - 0 Nice

Nice stumble out of the gate

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.

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 are the biggest winners of the opening weekend so far 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.

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