Odemwingie hat-trick puts Lille top
LILLE, France, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Peter Odemwingie scored a hat-trick as Lille thrashed 10-man Racing Lens 4-0 on Sunday to go top of Ligue 1.
Lens midfielder Sidi Keita was sent off nine minutes from the interval. Claude Puel's side have six points from two matches and lead second-placed Nancy on goal difference.
Olympique Marseille won their first match at the stade Velodrome, 2-0 against Stade Rennes courtesy of goals by Mickael Pagis and Toifilou Maoulida.
Midfielder Franck Ribery, who had said he wanted to leave the club before pledging his future to the Provence side, received a warm welcome from the Marseille fans.
Ribery repaid them with a superb performance, culminating in setting up Maoulida six minutes from time for his team's second goal. Marseille have four points.
Lille, who will play their Champions League matches at Lens's Stade Bollaert if they go through the competition's third qualifying round, opened the scoring after 13 minutes when Mathieu Bodmer headed home a Nicolas Plestan cross.
Odemwingie slalomed through the Lens defence to net from close range shortly after the half hour mark before Keita was sent off for a second yellow card.
Odemwingie latched on to a Kader Keita cross to score his second goal of the game after 56 minutes and he completed his hat-trick 10 minutes later, heading home another Keita cross.
On Saturday, three late goals earned Nancy a 3-1 victory over promoted Sedan. Former Werder Bremen playmaker Johan Micoud gave Girondins Bordeaux a 1-0 win at nine-man Lorient.
Five-times French champions Olympique Lyon were held to a disappointing 1-1 home draw by Toulouse.