Ligue 1 round-up
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
French champions Lyon have extended their lead at the top of Ligue 1 to 11 points.French champions Lyon have extended their lead at the top of Ligue 1 to 11 points.
Lyon were forced to fight hard for victory at Strasbourg but Sylvain Wiltord's goal on the hour gave l'OL all three points.
Toulouse and Sochaux, who sit six and seventh respectively, could not be separated at The Stade Municipal as they played out a goalless draw.
Lens moved into the top half with a good 2-0 success over Bordeaux.
Goals either side of the interval from Olivier Thomert and John Utaka sealed victory for the home side.
The bottom four all enjoyed relative success as they all avoided defeat and closed the gap on fifth from bottom Strasbourg.
Bastia climbed out of the bottom three thanks to Anthar Yahia's last minute winner against Metz.
Istres remain bottom despite a draw at Stade Bernard-Bardin against Nice.
Serge Die had given the visitors the lead, but Phillipe Delaye levelled with just six minutes left for the basement side.
Ajaccio are now second from bottom, but they too avoided defeat with a 0-0 at Nantes.
Caen are the side who sink into the relegation spots, but they will be kicking themselves after twice being ahead against Rennes.
Yohann Eudeline put Caen ahead just before the hour, but leading marksman Alexander Frei fired home for Rennes just moments later.
Cyril Watier then put Caen ahead with a penalty on 74 minutes, but their lead lasted just a minute as Abdeslam Ouaddou levelled.