Ligue 1 round-up
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Lille moved back into third spot in Ligue 1 thanks to 1-0 win over Monaco.Lille moved back into third spot in Ligue 1 thanks to 1-0 win over Monaco at the Stade Louis II.
The Principality's faltering season continued in frustrating fashion as Nigerian substitute Peter Odemwingie grabbed the winner on the hour.
Lille's victory was even more impressive when you consider that Jean Makoun was dismissed just after half time - but still Monaco could not take advantage and indeed slipped to a disappointing defeat.
Marseille are in fifth following their 1-0 home win over Nice.
Toifilou Maoulida struck after 66 minutes to give L'OM all three points. The Stade Velodrome outfit ended the game with just ten-men as Thomas Deruda was dismissed late on.
Lens climbed into seventh thanks to a 1-0 triumph over Ajaccio at the Felix Bollaert.
The only goal of the game came from Daniel Cousin who pounced after just 19 minutes.
Troyes missed a glorious chance to move ten points clear of the relegation places and instead now find themselves just four points clear of the drop-zone after a 2-0 defeat to Strasbourg - the team now directly below them.
Strasbourg took an early lead when Amara Diane fired home after just 13 minutes and the win was sealed by Yacine Abdessadki just three minutes from time.