Ligue 1 round-up
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
French champions Lyon increased their lead at the top of Ligue 1 to six points.French champions Lyon increased their lead at the top of Ligue 1 to six points after a 2-0 win over Sochaux.
Sochaux could have moved fifth with victory at Stade Bonal, but Lyon proved too good with two goals in the first half.
The first came from Bryan Bergougnoux after five minutes and the win was sealed with a goal from Mahamadou Diarra just before the interval.
Monaco moved into third sport thanks to a 1-0 win at lowly Istres. Souleymane Camara (16) grabbed the winner at The Stade Bernard-Bardin.
Auxerre's 1-0 loss at Rennes meant that they went below Monaco into fourth.
Swiss striker Alexander Frei scored the only goal of the game for Rennes on the hour.
Toulouse remain in sixth, but just two points off third after a 2-0 home win over Strasbourg.
Benjamin Psaume (21) gave Toulouse a first half lead, before the visitors had two men dismissed late in the second half.
Yves Deroff (77) and Mickael Pagis (83) saw red within five minutes off each other, before Eduardo da Silva wrapped up the win for Toulouse in the final minute.
Second from bottom Ajaccio were denied a hard fought draw at Metz as the home side won 1-0 thanks to a late penalty.
Ajaccio looked destined for a draw, before Gregory Proment stroked home a spot kick just five minutes from time.
The game of the evening was witnessed at The Muncipal Du Ray as the home side claimed a dramatic 3-3 draw with a last minute equaliser.
Sammy Traore (33) put Nice ahead and the home side maintained their lead at half time as Marama Vahirua pounced just seconds after Gerald Cid had levelled for Bordeaux.
The visitors then took the lead thanks to goals from Juan Francia (56) and Marouane Chamakh (64).
However, just as Bordeaux looked set to take all three points, Nice won a penalty in the final minute and Vahirua stepped up to slot home.
Frederic Roux also saw red in the final minute to endure a miserable end to the night for Bordeaux.
Bastia's clash against Nantes, St Etienne against Lens and Caen versus Paris Saint Germain all ended goalless.
Click below for match summaries:
Bastia 0-0 Nantes
Caen 0-0 PSG
Istres 0-1 Monaco
Metz 1-0 Ajaccio
Nice 3-3 Bordeaux
Rennes 1-0 Auxerre
Sochaux 0-2 Lyon
St Etienne 0-0 Lens
Toulouse 2-0 Strasbourg