Ligue 1 round-up
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Lyon stretched their lead at the top of Ligue 1 yet again, as Bordeaux and Lille drew.
Lyon stretched their lead at the top of Ligue 1 yet again after a 2-1 home win over Nice, as Bordeaux and Lille could only draw.
The French champions are now 14 points clear at the summit after bouncing back from their midweek UEFA Champions League exit to Milan.
Brazilian striker Fred put the title holders ahead on 21 minutes before Nice equalised on 37 minutes through Ederson.
The winning goal arrived on 52 minutes when lively winger Florent Malouda settle the issue.
Bordeaux, though losing more ground on Lyon, are keeping a tight grip on second spot, despite being held to a 0-0 draw at home to St Etienne.
Their nearest pursuers Lille could also only muster a point as they played out a 0-0 stalemate away to Nancy
European hopefuls Lens and Paris Saint Germain had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Stade Felix-Bollaert.
PSG looked poised to move level on points with Lens when Bonaventure Kalou broke the deadlock on 78 minutes.
But Lens grasped the chance to level a minute from time when Ferreyra Jussie converted a penalty after Mario Yepes had been sent off for PSG.
Monaco brought some cheer to a largely miserable season with a 1-0 success at home to South Coast rivals Marseille.
Uruguayan striker Javier Chevanton grabbed the only goal of the game on 28 minutes as Marseille's continental hopes took a knock.
A 30th minute goal from Aurelien Capoue was enough to hand Nantes all three points away to struggling Strasbourg.
Ajaccio climbed off the bottom of the table after Kaba Diawara's second half strike clinched a vital win at home to Toulouse.
Metz are now at the foot of Ligue 1 after losing 4-2 at home to Troyes, who boosted their own survival prospects with the success.
An own goal from Carl Medjani had Troyes in front at half time and the lead was increased through Sebastien Dallet before Metz pulled one back through Abdelnasser Ouadah.
Benjamin Nivet's penalty put Troyes back in control and Sebastien Grax netted a fourth goal in the last minute. There was still time for Metz to grab a consolation courtesy of Babacar Gueye.
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