Ligue 1 Round-Up
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Lyon stretched their lead at the top of Ligue 1 to 12 points after a 2-1 win at home to Troyes.Lyon stretched their lead at the top of Ligue 1 to 12 points after a 2-1 win at home to Troyes.
The visitors had the temerity to take the lead against the reigning champions when Benjamin Nivet scored on 21 minutes.
Cris equalised on 27 minutes and the Brazilian defender grabbed the winner after 76 minutes.
Auxerre moved into third in the table after twice coming from behind to beat Lille 3-2 at home.
The highly-rated Mathieu Bodmer put Lille ahead on four minutes before Yann Lachuer levelled on 17 minutes.
Lille were back in front on 23 minutes through Yohan Cabaye, but Luigi Pieroni's second half double secured Auxerre the win.
Monaco continue to climb up the table after a 1-0 win at home to St Etienne.
Camel Meriem's 55th minute goal proved decisive at Stade Louis II as Monaco move level on points with third placed St Etienne.
Marseille secured a much-needed three points as they beat Nantes 2-1 at home.
Wilson Oruma put the hosts ahead on 28 minutes before Habib Bamogo levelled for Nantes on the hour.
L'OM snared the win on 72 minutes when the highly-rated Franck Ribery pounced for the winner.
Nancy beat Le Mans 1-0 at home courtesy of Carlos Kim's 74th minute goal after the visitors had Ismael Bangoura sent off on 65 minutes.
Mickael Isabey's 89th minute strike was enough to earn Sochaux a much-needed away win at fellow strugglers Ajaccio.
The bottom two clubs - Metz and Strasbourg - both drew 0-0, with the former drawing at Lens, and the latter held at home by Nice.
Click below for an individual match summary:
Ajaccio 0-1 Sochaux
Auxerre 3-2 Lille
Lens 0-0 Metz
Lyon 2-1 Troyes
Marseille 2-1 Nantes
Monaco 1-0 St Etienne
Nancy 1-0 Le Mans
Strasbourg 0-0 Nice