Ligue 1 leaders Monaco had to come from behind to draw 1-1 away to Bastia on Friday evening and missed the chance to go six points clear.
Dimitri Payet and Memphis Depay got their first goals for their new Ligue 1 clubs as both Marseille and Lyon picked up wins on Wednesday.
Yassine Benzia scored twice against his old club as Lille ran out 2-1 winners at Lyon in Ligue 1 on Saturday.
Mario Balotelli revealed on social media that he was racially abused by Bastia fans while playing for Nice on Friday.
Nice's stuttering form continued as they were held to a 1-1 draw by lowly Bastia in Ligue 1 on Friday.
Lorient moved off the bottom of the table after a 3-1 win over Guingamp, while there were wins for Nancy and Nates.