Lebo Mothiba led Lille's fightback as they defeated Rennes 3-1 in their season-opening encounter on Saturday.
Les Dogues, in their first game of the 2018-19 Ligue 1 season, fell behind to a Clement Grenier goal in the 43rd minute but the South Africa striker ensured they went into the break on level terms.
— LOSC (@losclive) August 11, 2018
After the restart, goals from Nicolas Pepe and Jonathan Bamba ensured Christophe Galtier's side started the new campaign on a winning note.
Mothiba - after joining from Valenciennes in January - ended his debut season at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy with five goals in 14 league games, and will hope to have a higher return in his first full season with the former champions.
The 22-year-old marksman was replaced in the dying moments of the game.
Lille are third in the log and will play Monaco in their next French top-flight encounter on August 18.