Ligue 1 round-up
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Ligue 1 chasing pack failed to reel in French leaders Lyon on Saturday.The Ligue 1 chasing pack failed to reel in French leaders Lyon following a string of disappointing results on Saturday.
Lyon crashed 3-1 on Friday night, and Auxerre and Bordeaux both failed to capitalise on their slip-up.
Auxerre were favourites to see off Nancy at home but Moncef Zerka's early penalty gave the visitors a 1-0 success.
Nancy were made to play the final 20 minutes with just 10-men following Cedric Lecluse's dismissal, however they still claimed the points.
Likewise, Bordeaux were being tipped to secure the three-point haul against Nantes but were frustrated in a goalless draw.
Aurelien Capoue saw red late on for the visitors, but Les Girondins were unable to make the visitors pay.
Paris Saint Germain coach Laurent Fournier failed to ease the pressure on his shoulders after being held at Ajaccio.
It looked good for the visitors when forward Bonaventure Kalou netted, but shortly after Romain Rocchi equalised for a share of the spoils.
Strasbourg have slipped to the foot of the table after Mamadou Niang's goal on the hour mark ensured Marseille left with all three points from Stade de la Meinau.
Lowly Metz secured their second league win of the campaign thanks to Stephane Borbiconi's 60th minute winner at home to Nice.
St Etienne overcame Rennes with Pascal Feindouno netting the only goal of the contest, although they finished a man light due to Herita Ilunga's late red card.
Troyes won the battle of the relegation-threatened clubs following a 2-1 success over Sochaux at Stade de l'Aube.
Goals either side of half time from Florian Boucansaud and Ziad Jaziri put the home side in control, before Mickael Isabey set up a tense finish with a late effort.