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Marseille thrashes Troyes 6-0 in Michel's 1st match in charge for 1st points of season

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Marseille stormed to its first points of the season as it thrashed newly-promoted Troyes 6-0 in its first match under new coach Michel on Sunday.

Michel was only appointed on Wednesday to replace Marcelo Bielsa, who resigned over a contract dispute after the first match of the season.

"We have to find confidence. When you play with this shirt, in this stadium, you mustn't be scared," Michel said. "We can always dream, but I have to admit it's a great night for me. We're going to stay calm, we only have three points, we played well, but it's only one match."

Marseille had yet to score a goal this season going into the match, following two 1-0 defeats. opened the scoring in the first half, heading home a rebound after 's header crashed off the crossbar, and the floodgates opened in the second half.

Lassana Diarra, who had been out of football for a year because of a contract dispute with Lokomotiv Moscow, doubled Marseille's lead two minutes after the interval and the home side were 4-0 up shortly after the hour mark following a strike from Batshuayi and an acrobatic effort from .

Two goals in the final two minutes from and Batshuayi put the icing on the cake.

"It was a long time to be honest with you," Diarra said. "I'm grateful to all the people who I worked with in the shadows these past 14 months. I showed now that I'm still here.

"I need some time, but it will come back, bit by bit."

Lille and Bordeaux are still in search of their first win of the season after an entertaining 0-0 draw, which saw the woodwork hit four times.

Lille was first to be denied when Baptiste Guillaume's low effort crashed off the base of the far post in the 37th minute.

also headed a corner onto the crossbar in the 65th and Bordeaux goalkeeper pulled off a fantastic stop to turn another Civelli header onto the bar.

went closest for Bordeaux on the hour with a powerful header which hit the far right post.

Lille and Bordeaux both have two points after three matches.

Saint-Etienne moved to four points after snatching a 1-0 win at Lorient, which played almost the entire match with 10 men.

Lorient goalkeeper was sent off after just 42 seconds for bringing down just outside the area, when the Saint-Etienne striker was clean through on goal.

Substitute goalkeeper , who replaced Lorient forward , did well to put 's free kick out for a corner.

Chaigneau kept Saint-Etienne at bay with several fine saves and it appeared as if Lorient would draw a third successive match, but fired home Neal Maupay's cross three minutes from time.

Hamouma has had a hand in all three of Saint-Etienne's goals this season — scoring two and setting up the other.

Saint-Etienne thought it had taken the lead in the second half when headed home Hamouma's corner but the goal was disallowed for a foul by Sall.

PHOTO: Marseille's new coach, Michel, acknowledges applause as he arrives on the pitch prior to the French League One soccer match against Troyes at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, southern France, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. Spanish coach Jose Miguel Gonzalez del Campo, known as Michel, has been appointed by Marseille as the successor to Marcelo Bielsa. (AP Photo)
Marseille's new coach, Michel, acknowledges applause as he arrives on the pitch prior to the French League One soccer match against Troyes at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, southern France, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. Spanish coach Jose Miguel Gonzalez del Campo, known as Michel, has been appointed by Marseille as the successor to Marcelo Bielsa. (AP Photo)

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PHOTO: Marseille's new coach, Michel, directs his players during a French League One soccer match against Troyes at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, southern France, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. Spanish coach Jose Miguel Gonzalez del Campo, known as Michel, has been appointed by Marseille as the successor to Marcelo Bielsa. (AP Photo)
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