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New signing Dimitri Payet lifts Marseille

Dimitri Payet scored his third goal of the Ligue 1 season to help Olympique de Marseille ease past Evian 2-0 on Saturday.

Dimitri Payet celebrates after netting for Marseille
Dimitri Payet celebrates after netting for Marseille

Payet, who signed from Lille this summer, scored a brace last week on his Marseille debut and he was on the scoresheet again Saturday. Mathieu Valbuena freed Payet, who dribbled past defender Jonathan Mensah before slotting home a low left-foot shot just after the hour mark.

"It's a dream start for me and for the team," Payet said. "We have six points out of six, we're very happy tonight. We're managing to find each other's rhythm, work well together."

Andre-Pierre Gignac, who also scored last week, broke the deadlock in the 15th minute. Rod Fanni delivered a good cross toward Gignac on the edge of the area and the France international went past Mensah and fired past Bertrand Laquait.

Evian paid for missing a host of chances. Nicolas Nkoulou nearly equalised before half-time with his strike only just going over the crossbar.

Newly promoted Guingamp are still without a point after losing 1-0 at Saint-Etienne, following a 3-1 defeat at home to Marseille last weekend.

Fabien Lemoine played a swift one-two with Brandao on the edge of the area before firing into the top left corner to score the only goal of the game in the 52nd minute.

Nice were also reeling from a hefty 4-0 defeat at Lyon last week, but they picked up their first points of the new campaign with a 2-1 victory over Rennes. The match was played behind closed doors because of incidents in Nice's match against Lyon in May.

Dario Cvitanich gave Nice a deserved lead in the 20th minute but the home side failed to finish off their opportunities and Rennes leveled with their first chance of the game in first-half stoppage time. New loan signing Nelson Oliveira was left completely unmarked to control Yassine Jebbour's cross and volley home a powerful effort.

Jeremy Pied restored Nice's advantage five minutes after the interval. Rennes midfielder Vincent Pajot was sent off in the final minute following a foul on Valentin Eysseric.

Toulouse drew 1-1 at home to 10-man Bordeaux as both sides collected their first point this season.

Toulouse thought they had taken the lead in the 12th minute. Jean-Daniel Akpa-Akpro's header seemed to be heading into the goal but Eden Ben Basat made sure and was ruled offside.

Bordeaux were forced to play most of the match with 10 men after Marc Planus was sent off following a foul on Ben Basat, who was adjudged to have prevented a clear goalscoring opportunity.

Despite their numerical disadvantage, Bordeaux took the lead two minutes from half-time thanks to Cheick Diabate, but Ben Basat leveled almost immediately.

Reims, who narrowly avoided relegation last season, beat Lille 2-1 with a goal in either half from new Danish recruit Mads Albaek and Christopher Glombard. Prince Oniangue also hit the crossbar.

Marko Basa reduced the deficit two minutes from time but it was too little, too late.

Bastia won 2-0 at home to Valenciennes with second-half goals from new signings Gianni Bruno and Adam Ba.


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