Ligue 1 Round-Up
By James Pearson & Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Lyon completed a superb week with a hard-fought 2-1 triumph over lowly Istres.French leaders Lyon completed a superb week with a hard-fought 2-1 triumph over lowly Istres in Ligue 1.
On the back of their UEFA Champions League thumping of Werder Bremen the leaders have now seen off the bottom of the table side.
Juninho Pernambucano opened the scoring for the Stade de Gerland outfit, but Moussa N'Diaye levelled matters shortly after.
With an unlikely draw on the cards for Istres, who have won just three times all season, Sidney Govou popped up with 12 minutes remaining to bag all three points.
Marseille's title hopes remain flickering after a Steve Marlet double helped them to a 2-1 win over Lens.
The former Fulham hit man cancelled out a goal from Lens' John Utaka and then claimed maximum spoils with a winner after the interval.
Bordeaux are up to sixth in the table after a comfortable 2-0 win over St Etienne, thanks to goals from Jean-Claude Darcheville and Marouane Chamakh.
Paris Saint Germain's miserable season continues after a 1-0 defeat to Ajaccio - with the Corsicans securing three points courtesy of Andre Luiz's goal against his former club.
Metz and Rennes fought out a 1-1 stalemate, with Swiss striker Alexander Frei grabbing a leveller for the away side in first half stoppage time.
Stephane Borbiconi had earlier, in the 23rd minute, given Metz an advantage.
Nantes proved too strong for Caen, with Mamadou Bagayoko and Claudio Keseru securing a 2-0 success.
Nice and Strasbourg could not be separated in a 0-0 bore draw, whilst a goal from Ilan earned Sochaux a 1-0 win over Bastia.
Click below for Ligue 1 summaries:
Ajaccio 1-0 PSG
Bordeaux 2-0 St Etienne
Lyon 2-1 Istres
Marseille 2-1 Lens
Metz 1-1 Rennes
Nantes 2-0 Caen
Nice 0-0 Strasbourg
Sochaux 1-0 Bastia
Click here for the latest Ligue 1 table.