PARIS (AP) -- Lille won 1-0 at home to Saint-Etienne on Sunday as the visitors dropped their first points of the campaign.
Salomon Kalou scored from the spot in the 37th minute, sending Saint-Etienne goalkeeper Stephane Ruffier the wrong way. Kalou won the penalty when he forced his way into the area between Francois Clerc and Jeremy Clement, and was bundled over by Clement.
It was the first goal Saint-Etienne had conceded in the league this season.
Both sides struggled to create chances. Lille almost doubled its tally in the 66th minute but Ruffier pulled off a brilliant save to parry a fierce, swerving shot from Ronny Rodelin.
The result means Marseille is the only team to still have a perfect record after three matches.
It was Saint-Etienne's second defeat in a week after Thursday's Europa League loss at Esbjerg.
Nice was also beaten in the first leg of the Europa League playoff round, losing 2-0 at Apollon Limassol. The travel seemed to be taking a toll Sunday as Nice also appeared sluggish and limped to a goalless draw at Ajaccio.
Nice almost got off to the perfect start, however, but Christian Bruls' early headed goal was ruled out as teammate Dario Cvitanich was flagged offside.
Both Ajaccio and Nice had just two shots each on target.
Ajaccio has two points from its opening three matches, Nice has four.