Cesc Fabregas scored a late winner from the penalty spot as Monaco came from two goals down to stun reigning champions Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 in Ligue 1.
Marseille began their campaign with a 3-2 win at Brest as winger Florian Thauvin starred.
Nantes failed to capitalize after Bordeaux midfielder Mehdi Zerkane was sent off after 20 minutes for a crude foul on center half Nicolas Pallois. Bordeaux center back Laurent Koscielny helped the home side's defense hold firm.
Ligue 1: As French league starts new season, coronavirus still a factor with opener rescheduled by positive cases
The game that was originally meant to open the Ligue 1 season — between Marseille and Saint-Etienne — had to be postponed because four Marseille players tested positive for COVID-19.
Ligue 1: Bordeaux appoint veteran Jean-Louis Gasset as head coach after parting ways with Paulo Sousa
Gasset was assistant to Laurent Blanc when Bordeaux won the French top flight in 2009.
Ligue 1: Kasper Dolberg strikes twice in Nice's win over Lyon; second-placed Marseille falter as PSG increase lead to 12 points
The first league defeat for Lyon this year left both clubs on 32 points, far behind league leader Paris Saint-Germain
“Because Emiliano Sala dreamed of wearing Argentina's shirt, Nantes players will leave their usual yellow and green jersey for a white and blue tunic," Nantes said in a statement.
Dembélé's firm drive in the 53rd minute came after he was set up by Cornet, who equalized three minutes earlier for Lyon
Kylian Mbappe celebrated turning 21 with a silvery-looking haircut and two more clinical finishes as league leaders Paris Saint-Germain beat struggling Amiens 4-1
Ligue 1: Marseille end slump with Strasbourg win; Wissam Ben Yedder strikes late to give Monaco victory over Rennes
Marseille ended a four-match winless streak in Ligue 1 on Sunday after Boubacar Kamara's early strike and a late Kevin Strootman penalty saw them to a deserved victory over lowly Strasbourg.
'We would have eliminated terror camps in Balakot sitting in India if we had Rafale jets', claims Rajnath Singh in poll-bound Haryana
Rajnath Singh took a thinly veiled jibe at Pakistan, claiming that if India had gotten the Rafale jets sooner, then India would not have gone to Pakistan for conducting the Balakot airstrike
Rajnath Singh faces heat for 'Shastra Puja' of Rafale jet: Besides India, Russia also performs religious ceremonies to inaugurate weapons
Defence minister Rajnath Singh came under fire for performing ‘Shastra puja’ while inducting the first of the 36 Rafale jets in the French port city of Bordeaux
Rajnath Singh flies sortie after receiving first Rafale jet in France, says India to receive 18 aircrafts by February 2021
Defence minister Rajnath Singh flew a sortie in the Rafale jet after receiving a symbolic handover of the aircraft at Merignac in the Bordeaux province of France
Defence minister Rajnath Singh to leave for two-day France visit today; will meet President Emmanuel Macron tomorrow
Union Defence minister Rajnath Singh will embark on a two-day visit to France on Monday. During his visit, he will receive the first of 36 Rafale fighter jets manufactured for India.
Rajnath Singh to perform 'Shastra Puja' on Dussehra after receiving first Rafale jet at France's Bordeaux
Though Singh will receive the first of the 36 Rafale jets on Tuesday, the first batch of four aircraft will come to India only by May next year.
Ligue 1: Marseille's sporadic run under Andre Villas-Boas continues with 1-1 draw at home against Rennes
The draw means Marseille are five points behind league leaders Paris Saint-Germain, who are two points ahead of Nantes and surprise package Angers
Ligue 1: Neymar says he will give 'life to Paris Saint-Germain' after scoring winning goal against Bordeaux
On Saturday, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar played together for the first time this season for PSG and combined for the only goal in Bordeaux.
Ligue 1: Kylian Mbappe, Neymar combine in PSG's 1-0 win; Lyon's poor run continues with defeat to Nantes
The last time Mbappe and Neymar had appeared together was in the French Cup final last April, a match which ended in defeat.
Ligue 1: 10-man Lyon held to frustrating draw by Bordeaux; Nimes hand promoted Brest first defeat of season
Ten-man Lyon dropped points in Ligue 1 for the second straight match as Sylvinho's side were held to a 1-1 draw at the Groupama Stadium by Bordeaux.
Ligue 1: Lille virtually secure Champions League spot after beating Bordeaux; Marseille face angry fans after 0-3 loss to Lyon
Loic Remy scored for the third game running as Lille all but secured a place in next season's Champions League group stage, while Marseille fans vented their anger towards players in a dismal 3-0 home defeat by Lyon.