PARIS (AP) — Spurred on by Benjamin Lecomte's saves, Lorient put on a resilient display to hold Lyon to a 0-0 draw in the French league Sunday after Bordeaux and Saint-Etienne started the new campaign with losses.

After a string of worrying results in its preseason games, including a 6-0 thrashing by Arsenal, Lyon showed more cohesion and created the better chances but failed to take them.

Luck was not on Lyon side as Nabil Fekir and Alexandre Lacazette hit the woodwork in the first half. Lacazette, the league's top scorer last season, also picked up an apparent back injury and left the pitch with four minutes left.

"Alexandre fell awkwardly, his back is hurting but hopefully he will feel better in two or three days," Lyon coach Hubert Fournier said.

Lorient left the ball possession to its opponent but was dangerous on the break and missed the chance to score against the run of play when Raphael Guerreiro's deflected shot from Walid Mesloub's cross struck the crossbar in the 37th minute.

Fournier gave former Manchester United right back Rafael his first start in a 4-4-2 formation. The Brazilian had a fine display, peppering the box with fine crosses and combining well with his new teammates before coming off the pitch after 64 minutes.

Both teams suffered from the heat in the second half and Lecomte made another diving save to deny Arnold Mvuemba's effort in the 68th minute and keep Lorient in the match.

Earlier, Reims scored two goals in the final 10 minutes to upset Bordeaux 2-1 while Saint-Etienne lost at Toulouse by the same scoreline.

After Whabi Khazri put the hosts ahead in the 42nd minute, Bordeaux could not hold on to its lead as Nicolas De Preville leveled with 10 minutes left. Bordeaux then paid the price for its poor defending when Theoson Jordan Siebatcheu scored the winner from close range in the 88th after some confusion in the box, sealing Reims' first win at Bordeaux in 40 years.

Saint-Etienne also wasted a one-goal lead after captain Loic Perrin headed home the opener at Toulouse. But Saint-Etienne was punished from set pieces as direct free kicks from Martin Braithwaite and Wissam Ben Yedder grabbed the points for the home team.

Tempers frayed near the end following Aleksandar Pesic's rough tackle from behind on Perrin. Saint-Etienne coach Christophe Galtier rushed toward the pitch and gestured close to the striker's face. Both coaches and Pesic were sent off in the argument that followed.

"I was worried about Loic, but I'm not allowed to behave like that," Galtier said. "The referee was right to send me off."

Chasing a fourth consecutive league title, Paris Saint-Germain started with a 1-0 win at Lille on Friday.