Lyon held to goalless draw with Lyon, Reims rally to shock Bordeaux

Lyon were held to a 0-0 draw in their first game of the Ligue 1 season after failing to beat Lorient goalkeeper Benjamin Lecomte.

Nabil Fekir attempted to inspire last season’s second-placed side in a lively first half, but Lecomte made a string of fine saves.

The second period was a less inspiring affair as perennial strugglers Lorient claimed an impressive point.

Toulouse recovered from a goal down to upset St Etienne 2-1 on the opening weekend of the new season.

St Etienne, who finished fifth last term, took a 17th-minute lead through long-serving centre-back Loic Perrin’s header from a Romain Hamouma corner.

Having only avoided relegation by one place last season, Toulouse must have feared the worst at that point, but they were on level terms within 10 minutes thanks to Denmark striker Martin Braithwaite’s 25-yard free-kick.

Wissam Ben Yedder, who scored seven goals in Toulouse’s last 13 Ligue 1 games in 2014-15, then put the hosts in front after 53 minutes from another dead-ball situation. They held on for the win, despite losing striker Aleksandar Pesic to a red card with four minutes to go.

Youngster Theoson Jordan Siebatcheu scored his first ever Ligue 1 goal asReims came from behind to stun Bordeaux 2-1 at the Nouveau Stade Bordeaux.

Everything seemed to be going to plan for Willy Sagnol’s side when some poor goalkeeping allowed Wahbi Khazri to hand the hosts a half-time lead.

However, with just 10 minutes left on the clock, Reims struck twice to leave Bordeaux without a home win on the opening day of the season for the first time since 2009.