LENS EXTEND LEAD AT TOP
By Peter O`Rourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Daniel Moreira had fired the visitors in front a minute before the break, but the home side fought back in the second half and drew level after 48 minutes through Fabio Celestini.
Sochaux missed the chance to close the gap on the leaders when they fell to a 4-2 defeat to Marseille at the Stade Velodrome.
The visitors had got off to a dream start taking the lead after just 16 minutes through Camel Meriem, but Marseille equalised nine minutes later courtesy of a goal from Moreira Andre Luis.
Former Everton striker Ibrahima Bakayoko then fired the home side in front with his first of two goals after 34 minutes. Sochaux pulled themselves level two minutes into the second period with a goal from Mickael Pagis.
Bakayoko then netted his second in the 51st minute to put Marseille back in front and Pole Piotr Swierczwski completed the scoring with the fourth nine minutes from time.
Ten-man Bordeaux moved into fifth place with a hard-fought 2-1 win at Bastia.
The visitors were reduced to ten men when Alain Roche was sent-off after 42 minutes, but it did not affect their performance.
Portuguese striker Pauleta grabbed both goals for the visitors with his first coming a minute before the break and his second from the penalty spot after 51 minutes.
Veteran striker Tony Vairelles pulled one back for the home side in the 63rd miunute, but it was not enough to prevent Bordeaux from taking all three points.
Metz climed out of the bottom three with an impressive 1-0 over Monaco.
Jonathan Jager grabbed the only goal of the game in injury time to give Metz all three points.
Sedan recorded a morale boosting 5-0 thumping of Lorient with Henri Camara the star of the show with a first half hat-trick.
Camara netted his first after just 12 minutes and Pius N'Diefi doubled the lead after 23 minutes.
Camara then completed his hat-trick with two goals in five minutes (29, 34) to wrap up the victory.
Lorient's miserable night was compounded when Anthony Gauvin put through his own goal for the fifth and final goal after 64 minutes.
Aliou Cisse's double earned Montpellier a 2-2 draw at Guingamp.
Former Marseille and Newcastle striker Stephane Guivarc'h fired the home side in front after just 20 minutes, but Cisse drew the visitors level five minutes before the break with his first goal of the night.
The home side then suffered a blow when Hakim Saci was sent-off on the stroke of half-time.
Guingamp restored their lead in the 66th minute through Yannick Baret, but Cisse ensured Montpellier got something from the game with his second goal after 76 minutes.
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