Lille point keeps them top
By Steve Luckings
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
It was the visitors who took the lead though when Pape Thiaw found the target for Metz after just two minutes.
Vladimir Mantchev equalised for Claude Puel's side a minute into the second half to ensure Lille remain top by a single point.
Marseille keep up the pressure on the teams above them with a 2-0 win at Stade Velodrome over Sochaux.
New recruit Didier Drogba showed why Marseille were so keen to sign him with his second goal in successive games as he scored after 33 minutes, before Brahim Hemdani (pictured) scored from the spot with six minutes remaining.
Nice remain unbeaten after recording a 2-2 draw against Ajaccio at Municipal du Ray.
Lilian Laslandes's opener after 13 minutes was cancelled out by a Noe Parmarot own goal before the former French international also got his name on the score sheet at the wrong end to make it 2-1 to the visitors.
Laslandes then redeemed himself by once again netting at the right end to ensure a share of the spoils.
Bordeaux moved themselves further up Le Championnat table with a convincing 2-0 win over Auxerre at Parc Lescure on Saturday.
It is the second win on the trot for Elie Baup's men after their impressive 3-1 win at Guingamp last Saturday.
Brazilian striker Deivid gave Les Girondins an early advantage with a goal after just 12 minutes.
Argentine international defender Mauricio Pochettino doubled the lead just before the half-hour mark to leave Guy Roux's men with just the one win to their name from their opening three fixtures.
Daniel Moreira was the hero for Lens as they beat Strasbourg on their travels.
Moreira's effort after 14 minutes was enough to ensure Lens left Stade de la Meinau with maximum points.
Nantes saw off top-flight new boys Le Mans 1-0 thanks to a goal from Chiva N'zigou and Bastia were 1-0 victors at home to Montpellier thanks to a Florian Maurice penalty minutes before full time.
Defending champions Lyon could only salvage a 0-0 draw at home to Toulouse, while Rennes against Guingamp also ended in a goalless stalemate.
Bastia 1-0 Montpellier
Bordeaux 2-0 Auxerre
Lille 1-1 Metz
Lyon 0-0 Toulouse
Marseille 2-0 Sochaux
Nantes 1-0 Le Mans
Nice 2-2 AC Ajaccio
Rennes 0-0 Guingamp
Strasbourg 0-1 Lens
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