Winners and Losers from Ligue 1's Opening Weekend

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Winners and Losers from Ligue 1's Opening Weekend
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Football is back, and Ligue 1 has gotten off with a bang. All 10 games saw a total of 27 goalsthat’s an average of 2.7 per game. With only one game finishing without a goalof course, the game I was at—it was a barn-busting opening weekend. 

Ligue 1 wouldn’t be the same without someone getting a red card, and Monaco couldn’t resist, as Ricardo Carvalho saw red for a second yellow.

When you take a snapshot of the table now, Paris Saint-Germain are notI repeat nottop of the league. Relegation favourites Caen have that pleasure right now after their stunning opening-weekend win over fellow potential strugglers Evian—insert joke about a leaky defence—at the Parc des Sports in Annecy.

So much happened on an action-packed first weekend, so let’s take a look at the winners and losers from the opening weekend in Ligue 1.

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