Ligue 1 round-up
By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Paris Saint Germain's fight against relegation took a blow with a 2-0 defeat to St Etienne.
Paris Saint Germain's fight against relegation took a blow following a 2-0 home defeat to high-flying St Etienne.
Goals from Damien Perquis (32) and Ilan (45) saw Paul Le Guen's team facing an uphill task they could not overcome in the second half.
The defeat means PSG remain out of the relegation zone only on goal difference from Valenciennes, who came unstuck at Bordeaux.
Les Girondins bounced back from the disappointment of their midweek Uefa Cup exit with a 2-1 win.
Fernando Menegazzo's 24th minute penalty and Ferreyra Jussie's goal a minute before the interval proved sufficient for the hosts who conceded a late consolation for the visitors to Thomas Dossevi.
Second-placed Lens conceded a last-minute equaliser to draw 2-2 with Nancy.
Marc-Antoine Fortune continued his bright start to his Nancy career with the opening goal of the game on seven minutes.
But a first half turnaround seemed set to reward the hosts with all three points.
Aruna Dindane (19) equalised and just five minutes later Seydou Keita's penalty put Lens 2-1 up.
Youssef Hadji was to have the final say, however, with a 90th minute leveller to claim a point for the visitors.