Paris St Germain launched their Ligue 1 title defence with a comfortable 3-0 home win against Nimes on Sunday evening, with Neymar not included in the matchday squad.
Clement Depres scored twice as Nimes beat Angers 3-1 to secure back-to-back home wins in Ligue 1.
Substitute Rachid Alioui checked St Etienne’s bid to climb the Ligue 1 table by firing Nimes to a 1-1 draw at the Stade des Costieres.
Lyon climbed up to third in Ligue 1 after goals from Moussa Dembele and Memphis Depay earned a routine 2-0 victory over out-of-form Nimes.
Monaco’s winless run was extended to six games in all competitions as they were held to a 1-1 draw by newly-promoted Nimes in Ligue 1.