Sanchez scores twice as Marseille win in Nice to go top

Sanchez scores twice as Marseille win in Nice to go top

PARIS (AP) — Coach Igor Tudor’s new-look Marseille looked good as Alexis Sanchez scored twice and his team beat southern rival Nice 3-0 to move to the interim top of the French league on Sunday.

Defending champions Paris Saint-Germain have a chance to regain their two-point lead with a home win over Monaco later on Sunday.

Nick recruited heavily, bringing in established Premier League players such as goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, midfielder Aaron Ramsey and Before Nicholas Papebut is still looking for a win and is in 18th place.

Marseille has made a strong start under Tudor, who is known to be disciplined and his appointment was questioned by fans – especially when he left veteran player Dimitri Payet out of the first three games.

But Tudor is winning fans over with its high-octane brand of football. He also said he would give the 35-year-old Payet a game. This time, he started the game behind Sanchez – A highly regarded signing from Italian champions Inter Milan.

The Chilean forward grabbed his first goal in the 10th minute and after former Arsenal full-back Nuno Tavares made it three in four games this season, Tavares combined with Payet to set up Sanchez’s second in the 42nd minute. Help set up.

PSG will be looking for a fourth straight win later. A formidable attack of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe has scored 17 league goals in three games under new coach Christophe Gaultier.

Other games

Marseille weren’t the only side to score freely away from home, with Montpellier scoring five goals in the first half in a 7-0 win at Brest.

19-year-old striker Elie Wah scored twice and veteran forward Valerie Germain added two second-half goals for eighth-placed Montpellier.

Promoted Toulouse took an early lead with a goal from midfielder Zakaria Aboukhalal but conceded three second-half goals at half-time in a 3-1 defeat at Nantes.

Nigerian striker Terem Mofi scored both goals as Lorient beat Clermont 2-1 at home.

Elsewhere, Troyes beat Ingersoll 3-1 in a scrap between the bottom sides.

Lyon next face the Rams on Sunday.

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