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FRENCH LIGUE 1 CONFROMA-ROUND UP (MATCHDAY 3)

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Another weekend of high drama, goals, joy and frustation was guaranteed as new faces and old mates extracted their best quality on the pitch.
World record signing and you must be a super hero. That was indeed the case for 222 million man Neymar. His first match as PSG player at Parc des Princes brought him greetings. There Paris Saint Germain stormed down Toulouse 6-2 in which the spotlight was mostly on the Brazilian. Toulouse ,however, took a suprise lead in the game through the strike from Gradel in the 18th minute. But the joy was short-lived for the visitors as Ex-Barca player Neymar slotted home the equaliser on the hour mark before assisting Rabiot’s goal which put the French capital outfit at front for the first time in the game. Edinson Cavani scored his 3rd goal of the new season from the spot. Then an own goal from captain Thiago Silva in the game. But the 4 consecutive time champions killed the game off through strikes from Pastore and Kurzawa. Neymar added his second of the evening to complete the scoreline.

Champions Monaco secured a narrow victory over FC Metz at Stade de Roudourou via a 78th minute strike from Radamel Falcao. Falcao is currently placed at first in the top scorers chart of Ligue1 with 5 goals. His winner also ensured that Monaco has now won a record 15th consecutive game in French top-flight equalling Bordeaux’s record in 2009.

Another story was made at Lyon, a six goals thriller with Bordeaux, in which OL crumbled at the last. The day was looking easy when early hit from Fekir and Tete made the game look settled. But Malcom’s brace turned everything upside down. Traore, the new addition from Ajax, was on the scoresheet but that was not enough to save two points.

Amiens continued to struggle in French top-flight as they were outcasted by Saint Etienne. Jonathan Bamba’s goal and a brace from Dabo help them cruise to a 3-0 victory.
OGC Nice registered their first win of the campaign over Guingamp. Alisono Plea and walter gave their fans a sign of relief with 3 points. Guingamp faced back to back defeat after 3-0 loss to Paris last week.

Marseille salvaged a 1-1 draw with Angers in a relatively disappointing performance. Eri Garcia side striked first with Njie scoring his 2nd goal of the campaign. But the hero of the game was young Cameroonian Toko Ekambi whose 70th minute strike helped both side settle for a point.

Lille suffered another defeat in the hands of Caen. Silva and Santini goals earned their team all three points. Elswhere, Strasbourg held Montpellier to a 1-1 draw to get their move on points table. Stade Rennes played out a 2-2 draw with Dijon and Claudio Ranieri’s Nantes ran away 0-1 winners against Troyes through Sala’s effort nine minutes from time.