PSG overcome champions
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Fernandez is under increasing pressure with the capital club with speculation suggesting Argentine coach Carlos Bianchi is being lined up to replace him.
But his players did their best to save Fernandez's job with a gutsy triumph in the Parc des Princes.
Gabriel Heinze put PSG ahead on 37 minutes and a goal seven minutes into the second half from Talal El Karkouri settled the match.
Guingamp moved into third, level on points with Lyon, after a 2-0 home win over Nantes.
Didier Drogba broke the deadlock midway through the second half and Hakim Saki's injury-time goal secured the points.
Auxerre are also on 31 points after battling back to earn a 2-2 draw at Lille after Vladimir Mantchev and Jean-Sebastien Jaures's own goal put the hosts in control.
But French international Djibril Cisse immediately hauled Auxerre back into the match and on 72 minutes he snatched a point for the visitors.
Marseille became the fourth team on 31 points after a 1-0 home triumph over Sochaux, courtesy of Lucio Fernandao's 38th minute winner.
Monaco are clinging to the leading pack after Ludovic Giuly's last minute winner at struggling Montpellier.
Giuly opened the scoring on 12 minutes but the lead lasted just five minutes before Sebastien Squillaci put through his own net.
Rennes lifted themselves off the foot of the table with an excellent 3-1 win at Strasbourg.
Olivier Monterubbio struck straight after half-time for Rennes who doubled their lead via Habib Beye's own goal past the hour mark.
Mamadou Bagayoko pinched a late goal for Strasbourg and Rennes then had Laurent Batlles sent off before Toifilou Maoulida settled the nerves in injury-time.
Troyes and Lens shared a 0-0 draw with the only real talking point being the visitors having Daouda Jabi dismissed after just 23 minutes for two yellow cards.
Sedan sneaked a narrow success at Bastia courtesy of Moussa N'Diaye's 21st minute goal while Souleymane Diawara's 56th minute strike proved the difference between Le Havre and Bordeaux, who had David Jemmali sent off.
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