Ligue 1 Round-Up
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Lens moved to joint second in Ligue 1, with Monaco just one point behind.Lens moved to joint second in Ligue 1 after overcoming Le Mans, whilst Monaco are just one point behind after beating Toulouse.
Leaders Lyon are currently 12 points clear of the chasing pack, and Lens joined Bordeaux and Auxerre as they triumphed 2-0 at Stade Felix-Bollaert.
Ivorian hit-man Aruna Dindane put them in front after half an hour, but was then dismissed after the break for two bookable offences.
Le Mans' chances of taking advantage took a blow when they were also reduced to ten men when Vinicius De Melo received his marching orders, and Lens capped a useful win when Daniel Cousin struck in injury time.
Monaco are now in joint fifth after seeing off Toulouse 1-0 at Stade Louis II.
Francesco Guidolin's side left it late to take all three points as Olivier Kapo, on loan from Juventus, scored from the penalty spot with five minutes to go.