Juventus and Borussia Dortmund were facing a year away from the top table - who made the Champions League?
PSG Laurent Blanc was left to count the cost of Paris Saint-Germain's dramatic 2-2 draw with Caen after the Ligue 1 champions lost four players due to injury and finished the game with nine men.
Saint-Étienne Lens were undone by a late Mevlut Erding strike as their recovery from a two-goal deficit was rewarded by just a point in Friday's 3-3 draw at Saint-Etienne.
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Olympique Marseille Marseille resumed their position at the top of Ligue 1 after overcoming stiff resistance of Metz to seal a 3-1 win at the Stade Velodrome.
PSG Champions Paris Saint-Germain begin their quest for a third consecutive Ligue 1 title with a short trip to Reims on Friday.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Arsenal recorded a 1-1 draw with Ligue 2 side Lens in their first friendly of 2016-17, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain netting a fine goal.
Of the three Championnat National clubs in action, only one emerged victorious in the Coupe de la Ligue - CA Bastia.
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