France winger Hatem Ben Arfa will not be able to make his debut for Nice in Saturday`s Ligue 1 match against Lorient after his international clearance failed to arrive in time.
Unbeaten Paris Saint Germain drew to within a single point of Ligue 1 leaders Marseille on Saturday with a come-from-behind 2-1 away win over Lorient.
Monaco continued their mini-revival, and set down a marker for their midweek Champions League home tie against Benfica with a 2-0 victory over Evian in Ligue 1 action on Saturday.
Bordeaux saw their 100 percent record at the start of the Ligue 1 season ended on Sunday but Willy Sagnol`s side were lucky to escape with a 1-1 draw against Bastia.
Monaco suffered a second defeat in as many games this season as Bordeaux came from behind to beat the principality club 4-1 in Ligue 1 on Sunday.
Twenty-year-old Valentin Lavigne scored with three minutes left to hand unfancied Lorient a shock 2-1 victory over Monaco in the final match of the opening weekend in Ligue 1 action on Sunday.
Costa Rican striker Joel Campbell is ready to put a turbulent three-year period behind him and establish himself at the very highest level following the World Cup, according to team mate Celso Borges.
Lille clinched a Champions League place after beating Lorient 4-1 on the final day of the French season, while Evian defeated Sochaux 3-0 to retain their Ligue 1 status at the expense of Saturday`s opponents.
Paris Saint-Germain, fresh from drawing Chelsea in the Champions League quarter-finals, maintained their march to a defence of their Ligue 1 title with a 1-0 win over spirited Lorient on Friday.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has tried to play down his role in turning Paris Saint-Germain into a leading European force as the Ligue 1 leaders prepare to go to Lorient on Friday evening.
Andre-Pierre Gignac struck eight minutes from time to earn Marseille a 1-0 win against Lorient on Saturday and move them to within just two points of the Champions League places.
Monaco saw their championship chances dented on Saturday as they were forced to come back twice before snatching a 2-2 draw at Lorient to fall five points behind Paris Saint-Germain.
Lorient scored a couple of early goals to beat Guingamp 2-0 in the Brittany derby as a 2-0 defeat at Nice kept Ajaccio bottom of Ligue 1 on Saturday.
Lorient climbed to fourth in Ligue 1 by scoring two early goals to win 2-0 win at strugglers St Etienne.
Lille made a disappointing start to their Ligue 1 campaign with a 2-1 home defeat by Lorient on Sunday.
Day in Pics: 31st January
Showbiz World - January 31, 2015