Lille climbed up to fourth spot, level on points with French champion Paris Saint-Germain and second-place Lyon but trailing them on goal difference. Rennes leads with nine points from three matches. In Wednesday's other match, former Chelsea and Tottenham coach André Villas Boas secured his first win in charge of Marseille, which beat Nice 2-1. Argentine striker Dario Benedetto grabbed his first goal for Marseille since joining from Boca Juniors with a deflected strike in the 31st minute.
The sides then traded penalties, as midfielder Wylan Cyprien equalized for Nice in the 66th and veteran midfielder Dimitri Payet restored the lead for the visiting side in the 73rd. The match was halted by referee Clément Turpin midway thorough first half after Nice fans unfurled two banners with homophobic messages .
After three rounds of matches Nice — which was bought Tuesday by British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe — is in fifth place and Marseille is 13th.
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