Monaco maintain pole position
By Rob Lancaster
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Emmanuel Adebayor opened the scoring for the principality on eleven minutes and Edouard Cisse doubled their advantage midway through the first half.
Dado Prso completed the scoring on 50 as Didier Deschamps (pictured) side maintain their spot on top of the table.
Marseille remain close behind after clinching a late victory against Nice.
Ivory Coast international Didier Drogba was the hero for the home team after he converted a late penalty to take all three points at the Stade Velodrome.
The forward had pulled Marseille level on the hour mark after former Sunderland man Lillian Laslandes had given the visitors a surprise lead.
Lyon warmed up for their upcoming Champions League clash with Celtic by beating Lens 4-0.
The current French champions looked in terrific form as they ran riot at the Stade de Gerland and were three goals up by half time.
Juninho Pernambucano was the star for the home side as he grabbed a hat-trick with goals on 10, 41 and 57 while Anthony Reveillere also found the net during a one-sided first half. Paris Saint Germain beat Auxerre thanks to an early goal from Pauleta.
Lille looked on course for a win after Vladimir Mantchev had put them 1-0 up against Montpellier.
However, the guests managed to sneak a point when Bruno Carotti netted an equaliser on 88 minutes.
Metz and Guingamp also ended all square to leave both sides down at the bottom end of the table.
Christophe Le Roux (44) had opened the scoring for Guingamp but Babacar Gueye salvaged a late draw when he struck in the final minute of the contest.
Bastia managed to secure a 2-0 victory over Sochaux with Yousouf Hadji and Nisa Saveljic the scorers in the opening twenty minutes.
Rennes also gained a win by the same margin as Frederic Piquionne (35) and Cyril Jeunechamp (90) were on target in the game against Le Mans.