Ligue 1 Round-Up
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bastia moved to the top of Ligue 1 after an impressive goalless draw with Lyon.Bastia moved to the top of Ligue 1 after an impressive goalless draw with Lyon.
Bastia were forced to defend for long periods at Stade Gerland, but they kept the reigning champions at bay to earn a valuable point.
Marseille climbed into the top five with a 1-0 win over Toulouse in an ill-tempered affair at Stade Velodrome.
Peguy Luyindula grabbed the all-important winner for Marseille after 34 minutes to inflict the first defeat of the season on Toulouse.
Both sides were reduced to ten men with Marseille's Johnny Ecker and Toulouse's Eduardo Da Silva being dismissed after a bust-up between the pair.
Nantes recorded their first win of the campaign with a narrow 1-0 victory over new boys Istres.
Nicolas Savinaud was the match-winner for the hosts with the only goal of the game after 54 minutes.
Eric Carriere's late goal earned Lens a 2-2 draw at struggling Strasbourg. Yacine Abdessaki fired the hosts in front on 11 minutes, but Daniel Cousin drew Lens level on 32 minutes.
Ulrich Le Pen restored Strasbourg's lead from the penalty spot and that looked like being the winner until Carriere popped up with the equaliser four minutes from time.
Waldir Lucas Pereira's last-gasp goal earned Ajaccio A 1-1 draw with St Etienne.
Pascal Feindouno gave St Etienne the perfect start with the opener after just four minutes, but Pereira salvaged a point with his equaliser in the dying moments.
Bordeaux were held to a goalless draw by Rennes at the Stade Chaban-Delmas.
Chances were few and far between and Bordeaux finished the game with ten men with substitute Kala Uche seeing red for a wild foul on Dudu Cearense.