Ligue 1 round-up
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Lyon defeated Bordeaux 2-1 to move level at the top with Marseille and Le Mans.
Ligue 1 champions Lyon moved level with frontrunners Marseille and Le Mans with a late 2-1 victory at Bordeaux on Sunday evening.
It was Bordeaux that got off to a terrific start when Julien Faubert was left unmarked to head home a free kick from the left for 1-0.
Gerard Houllier's men worked their way back into the contest, with Juninho Pernambucano hitting the crossbar with a trademark free kick.
Just before the half-hour mark, Lyon pulled level when Tiago's goal-bound shot deflected off the knee of team-mate Fred and past Bordeaux goalkeeper Ulrich Rame for 1-1.
The Stade Chaban-Delmas crowd saw a scrappy second half from both sides, with Bordeaux's Johan Micoud and Marouane Chamakh forcing good saves from Lyon number one Gregory Coupet.
At the other end, Juninho tested Rame with a long-range strike, as the match seemed destined for a draw.
Yet, with four minutes remaining, two Lyon substitutes combined to score the winner, as Kim Kallstrom's chipped cross found Sylvain Wiltord and he easily headed home for a somewhat fortunate 2-1 win.
In the earlier Ligue 1 game on Sunday, Toulouse recorded their first win of the season with 1-0 home success over Nice.
After having the majority of the chances in the first half, Toulouse scored the decisive winner just before the break.
Jeremy Mathieu struck home on the rebound after the ever-dangerous Fabinho hit the post with a close-range strike.
The second half saw Nice work hard to find an equaliser, but Toulouse goalkeeper Nicolas Douchez kept the visitors at bay.
This included a fine stop to Ederson's well-hit free kick late on to preserve the victory for Elie Baup's side.
Later on Sunday, champions Lyon travel to face last season's runners-up Bordeaux.