By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The capital club could have gone joint-top with a win while Strasbourg will be happy with the point that lifts them further clear of trouble at the wrong end of the table.
PSG were forced to hold for the point after Lorik Cana was sent off five minutes before the break.
Le Mans boosted their survival hopes and climbed off the bottom of the table with a shock 2-1 win over Auxerre.
Auxerre got off to the worst possible start with French international Jean-Alain Boumsong putting through his own net after just five minutes and Daniel Cousin added a second on the half hour mark.
Djibril Cisse pulled a goal back for Auxerre two minutes after the break, but Le Mans held on for just their seventh win of the season.
Sochaux climbed into fourth place in the table with a hard-fought 3-1 victory over Montpellier.
Jaoud Zairi fired Sochaux in front after just five minutes only for Habib Bamogo to draw the visitors level ten minutes later.
Pierre-Alain Frau restored Sochaux's lead on 20 minutes and Francileudo's 68th minute strike wrapped up the win for the hosts.
Metz boosted their survival hopes with a shock 1-0 win over Marseille at Stade Velodrome.
Medhi Merini netted the all-important goal for the visitors on 26 minutes to lift them further clear of trouble at the wrong end of the table.
Any hopes Marseille had of getting back into the game went up in smoke after 70 minutes when loan signing from Manchester City, David Sommeil, was sent off for a second bookable offence.
The win for Metz lifts them six points clear of danger, while the result was not the best preparation for Marseille ahead of the second leg of their Uefa Cup semi-final with Newcastle next week.
Nantes kept their slim European hopes alive with a comfortable 2-0 success over Lille.
Two first half goals from Frederic Da Rocha (23,43) were enough to give Nantes all three points.
Rennes moved into the top half of the table with an impressive 4-0 win over Bastia.
Swedish ace Kim Kallstrom sent them on their way with the opener after 12 minutes and Swiss striker Alexander Frei added a second four minutes later.
Olivier Sorlin grabbed the third after 35 minutes before Frei netted his second after 63 minutes to complete the scoring.
Bastia's misery was compounded when Vitorino Hilton was sent off 16 minutes from time.
Toulouse picked up a precious point in their battle against the drop with a 1-1 draw at Lens.
Daniel Moreira gave Lens the lead on 22 minutes, but Julien Cardy earned Toulouse a point with a 50th minute leveller.
Ajaccio remain in trouble after only managing a goalless draw at home to Guingamp.
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