PARIS (AP) – Marseille displayed more defensive frailties on Sunday, throwing away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Auxerre in the French league.
France striker Loic Remy opened the scoring for Marseille after two minutes by heading in a free kick from Mathieu Valbuena.
Ghana winger Andre Ayew headed home a corner by Valbuena to double the lead in the 43rd.
Burkina Faso midfielder Alain Traore pulled one back for Auxerre in the 46th after some fine work from Ben Sahar, on loan from Spanish club Espanyol. Auxerre forward Roy Contout, left unmarked by Marseille fullback Jeremy Morel, nodded in a corner by Dariusz Dudka to level in the 81st.
''It's infuriating,'' Marseille coach Didier Deschamps said. ''I think our heads were still in the dressing room when we conceded that goal at the start of the second half. We allowed two goals that could have been avoided.''
In the traditional curtain raiser, Marseille conceded four goals in a 5-4 win over Lille in the Champions Trophy. Last weekend, Marseille allowed two goals in its league opener to draw 2-2 with Sochaux.
''We're losing two points again,'' Marseille midfielder Benoit Cheyrou said. ''It strangely looks like the match in the first round. ... There was a problem of focus. We must be more in control of the match, especially when we lead 2-0 on the road.''
In Evian, Tunisian forward Saber Khelifa scored from a tight angle in the 51st to give the hosts a 1-0 win over Nice.
On Saturday, it was: Rennes 1, Paris Saint-Germain 1; Lyon 1, Ajaccio 1; Lorient 1, Bordeaux 1; Sochaux 1, Caen 2; Saint-Etienne 1, Nancy 0; Toulouse 2, Dijon 0; Valenciennes 0, Brest 0.
Toulouse tops the standings with two victories in two matches, level on points with Caen and Saint-Etienne.
Defending champion Lille played Montpellier late on Sunday.