Monaco moved to the top of Ligue 1 after coming from behind to beat Angers 2-1 while Lyon were upset by Lorient.
Mario Balotelli scored twice as Nice beat Monaco 4-0 to go top of Ligue 1, while there were also wins for Lyon and Bordeaux.
Emmanuel Adebayor has angrily accused French club Lyon of a "ridiculous excuse" for opting not to sign him.
Lyon missed the chance to climb up to third in Ligue 1 after they were held to a goalless draw against Marseille.
Lyon have pulled out of a deal to sign Emmanuel Adebayor due to his desire to play in the Africa Cup of Nations.
Emmanuel Adebayor is on the verge of signing for Lyon, according to the Ligue 1 club's manager Bruno Genesio.