Ligue 1 round-up
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Lyon continued their relentless pursuit of the title with a 2-1 win over Marseille.Lyon continued their relentless pursuit of the title with a 2-1 win over Marseille at Stade Gerland.
The reigning champions had to come from a goal down to extend their lead at the top of the table to 14 points.
Sabri Lamouchi stunned the home side when firing Marseille in front on 19 minutes.
Lyon hit back and drew level on 54 minutes with former Chelsea midfielder Tiago finding the net.
Sidney Govou completed the comeback with the winner seven minutes from time.
Marseille's misery was compounded when Lamouchi was sent off on 84 minutes for a second bookable offence.
Bordeaux leapfrogged Auxerre up to second in the table with a late 1-0 win at Stade Chaban-Delmas.
Alejandro Alonso's late strike was enough to give Bordeaux all three points with the Argentine ace grabbing the only goal of the game three minutes from time.
Lens missed the chance to keep pace with the leading pack after a surprise 2-1 defeat at home to Nancy.
Moncef Zerka gave Nancy the lead on 29 minutes, but Pierre-Alain Frau levelled matters eight minutes before the break.
Jonathan Brison grabbed the winner for Nancy 14 minutes from time.
Lille also fell further behind the top five after a 1-0 defeat at struggling Troyes.
Blaise Matuidi netted the only goal of the game on ten minutes to give Troyes all three points.
Bottom of the table Strasbourg picked up a precious point after a 1-1 draw with Monaco at Stade Louis II.
Olivier Kapo broke the deadlock on 73 minutes for the home side, but the lead proved short-lived with Cedric Kante equalising a minute later.
Nantes piled the misery on Ajaccio with a comfortable 2-0 success.
First half goals from Aurelien Capoue (12) Mamadou Diallo (23) were enough to give Nantes the spoils.
Rennes secured all three points in their clash with Le Mans coming away with a 1-0 victory.
Jimmy Briand was the hero for the home side with the winner on 52 minutes.
St Etienne continued their climb up the table with a 1-0 win at Metz.
Portuguese international Helder Postiga grabbed the only goal of the game on 15 minutes to sink Metz.
Sochaux moved further away from the bottom three with a 1-1 draw with Nice.Sebastien Roudet gave Nice the lead on 13 minutes, but Sochaux hit back straight away with Jeremy Menez hitting the net.
Click on fixture for full match summary:
Ajaccio 0-2 Nantes
Bordeaux 1-0 Auxerre
Lens 1-2 Nancy
Lyon 2-1 Marseille
Metz 0-1 St Etienne
Monaco 1-1 Strasbourg
Rennes 1-0 Le Mans
Sochaux 1-1 Nice
Troyes 1-0 Lille