By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Lille dropped points in the Championnat title race after being held to a 1-1 draw.Lille dropped points in the Championnat title race after being held to a 1-1 draw by lowly Lens.
Olivier Thomas had the home fans celebrating at the Stade Felix-Bollaert with a goal on the stroke of half time.
Christophe Landrin levelled matter shortly before the hour mark, however the visitors could not muster a winner.
Auxerre missed the chance to close the gap on Lille following a 3-1 loss at Strasbourg.
Yacine Abdessadki opened the scoring after 21 minutes with Mamadou Niang doubling the home side's advantage.
Abdessadki netted his second after 56 minutes, although Luigi Pieroni pulled one back but it proved only a consolation.
Bordeaux climbed into fourth in the table after Camel Meriem's goal gave the side a 1-0 win at Nantes.
Marseille slipped below Bordeaux in the standings after falling to a 2-0 away defeat to relegation-threatened Ajaccio.
Moreira Andre Luis was the hero for the home side with a brace either side of half time, the second coming from the penalty spot.
Bastia remain near the foot of the table after Nicolas Dieuze's 66th minute goal gave Toulouse a 1-0 win.
Lilian Compan's late goal bagged all three points as St Etienne eased past Rennes 1-0.
Elsewhere, Caen's home clash against Nice and lowly Istres' tie against Metz both finished goalless.
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