Football is back, and Ligue 1 has gotten off with a bang. All 10 games saw a total of 27 goals—that’s an average of 2.7 per game. With only one game finishing without a goal—of 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 not—I repeat not—top 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.