Le Championnat Round-Up
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Lyon were hoping to take advantage of Monaco not playing to move above them and top the French top-flight.
However, an early goal from Didier Drogba just four minutes into the game got the visitors off to a fine start.
France international striker Pegguy Luyindula levelled matters on 16, but with the game entering the final six minutes l'OM snatched victory.
Meriem grabbed the goal, and put his side back in the race for a possible European qualification spot.
Paris Saint Germain came from behind to claim a 3-2 win against Nantes to keep themselves in the title race.
Gregory Pujol had opened the scoring for the visitors, but Sylvain Armand levelled things up on 36.
Two goals in five minutes from Branko Boskovic and Pauleta looked to have secured the points for PSG, but a late goal from Marama Vahirua made them sweat.
Metz hammered bottom club Le Mans 5-0 - giving themselves what could be a crucial three points as they look to remain clear of the relegation dogfight.
Roared on by a partisan crowd Metz took the lead inside five minutes courtesy of Stephane Borbiconi.
A hat-trick by Toifilou Maoulida (19, 50, 66) ended the game as a contest before Pape Thiaw wrapped up the scoring three minutes from time.
Bordeaux snatched a share of the points in a 1-1 draw despite conceding a penalty in the final 10 minutes.
Ulrich Le Pen had converted from the spot, but Bordeaux grabbed a last gasp leveller through Eduardo Costa.
Toulouse and Sochaux played out a goalless draw that did neither side any favours, and Habib Bamogo's goal gave Montpellier a 1-0 win against lens.
Bastia beat Nice 2-1 with Alou Diarra and Florian Maurice grabbing the hosts' goals before Christophe Meslin scored a consolation.
Finally, Milenko Acimovic's goal gave Lille a 1-0 victory over Rennes.