Alassane Plea netted a hat-trick as Nice moved four points clear at the top of Ligue 1 thanks to a hard-fought 4-2 win at Metz.
Looking to maintain their impressive start to the season, Nice did not have long to wait to get off the mark as Jean Michel Seri's superb pass released Plea to fire beyond Thomas Didillon.
The crossbar prevented Wylian Cyprien from doubling the visitors' lead moments later and instead Metz levelled on 25 minutes.
A direct run from Georges Mandjeck led to a shooting chance for...
Bafetimbi Gomis' first-half strike was enough to clinch Marseille a much-needed 1-0 home win against Metz.
Gomis fired the decisive goal in the 13th minute when he lashed the ball home from close range following a corner.
Marseille threatened to increase their lead as Bouna Sarr headed just off target, while Clinton N'Jie fired inches wide and had another effort saved by Metz goakeeper Thomas Didillon.
Mevlut Erdinc spurned the best chance for Metz when he headed Benoit Assou-Ekotto's cross off target...
Guido Carrillo scored twice as Monaco fired seven past 10-man Metz to go top of the Ligue 1 standings.
Thomas Lemar (seven), Valere Germain (23) and Bernardo Silva (39) scored in the first half to give the visitors a comfortable lead at the break.
Metz were reduced to 10 men in the 60th minute when Cheick Doukoure saw red and the floodgates then opened again, with Fabinho scoring from the penalty spot (68).
Carrillo scored a brace with his goals coming in the 72nd and 83rd minutes before Boschilia...
Montpellier suffered a second successive Ligue 1 defeat as Metz beat them 1-0 at the Stade de La Mosson.
Frederic Hantz's hosts were trounced 5-1 on their travels to Lyon in midweek - and back in front of their own supporters, they had no answer either to a goal from Metz's prolific striker Mevlut Erdinc in first-half injury time.
Erdinc scored from the penalty spot, after a foul by home captain Hilton, for his sixth goal in as many matches so far this campaign.
Mid-table Metz, promoted last season,...