Ligue 1 round-up
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Auxerre suffered a surprise 1-0 defeat at struggling Ajaccio.Auxerre missed the chance to go second in the table after going down 1-0 to struggling Ajaccio.
Moussa N`Diaye grabbed the only goal of the game eight minutes from time to inflict defeat on Jacques Santini's men.
Lille failed to close the gap on the leading pack after losing 2-0 at Nice.
First half goals from Marama Vahirua (20) and Sebastien Roudet (40) proved to be enough for Nice.
Lens moved into the top six with a 2-1 victory over struggling Strasbourg.
Kevin Gameiro gave Strasbourg a shock lead on 54 minutes, but Daniel Cousin drew Lens level 12 minutes from time.
Seconds later both sides were reduced to ten-men apiece when Pontus Farnerud and Yohan Demont saw red.
Seid Khiter grabbed the winner for Lens seven minutes from time to boost their European hopes.
Christian Vieri scored his first two league goals for Monaco as they won 3-1 at Rennes.
Arnold Mvuemba Makengo gave Rennes the lead on 25 minutes, but Vieri drew Monaco level on 57 minutes.
The Italian hit-man then fired Monaco in front ten minutes later and Olivier Veigneau wrapped up the win with the third in injury time.
Sochaux picked up a priceless point after a goalless draw at home to Le Mans.
Toulouse climbed further away from trouble with a narrow 1-0 win over Nantes.
Dominique Arribage netted the all-important winner for Toulouse on 53 minutes.
Paris St Germain missed the chance to close the gap on the top four after being held to a 2-2 draw at home to St Etienne.
Under-fire St Etienne striker Frederic Piquionne gave Les Verts the lead on 17 minutes, but PSG hit-man Pauleta levelled matters on 31 minutes.
Parity was short-lived as an unfortunate own goal from Jerome Alonzo three minutes later restored St Etienne's lead.
PSG earned a point when Fabrice Pancrate equalised for the hosts eight minutes from time.
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AC Ajaccio 1-0 Auxerre
Lens 2-1 Strasbourg
Nice 2-0 Lille
Paris Saint Germain 2-2 St Etienne
Rennes 1-3 Monaco
Sochaux 0-0 Le Mans
Toulouse 1-0 Nantes