PARIS: French champions Paris Saint-Germain were held to a 1-1 draw by Saint-Etienne in Mauricio Pochettino’s first game in charge after replacing Thomas Tuchel.
Romain Hamouma put SaintEtienne ahead after 19 minutes but Moise Kean equalised three minutes later as PSG lost ground on league leaders Lyon.
Memphis Depay’s double and a Steven Fortes own goal gave Lyon a 3-2 win over Lens to open up a three-point lead at the top.
PSG are second after Lille were beaten 2-1 at home by Angers, with Rennes fourth and Marseille fifth after an impressive 3-1 victory over Montpellier.
In Spain an outstanding Lionel Messi led Barcelona up to third place in LaLiga with a 3-2 win at Athletic Bilbao.
In Italy champions Juventus inflicted a first Serie A defeat of the season on leaders AC Milan as a Federico Chiesa double led the Italian champions to an exhilarating 3-1 win at San Siro.