Marseille moved back up to fourth place in Ligue 1 with a 2-1 victory against mid-table Nimes at Stade Velodrome.
Lyon blew the chance to put pressure on second-placed Lille in Ligue 1 as they scored two own goals in a 3-1 defeat against Dijon.
Marseille striker Mario Balotelli scored a brace but Angers came from two goals down to draw 2-2 in Ligue 1 on Saturday.
St-Etienne thrashed Caen 5-0 on Saturday to stay in contention for a European place despite an avalanche of injuries and the absence of suspended players.
Mario Balotelli scored against his former club as Marseille extended their unbeaten run in Ligue 1 to six games with a 1-0 victory over Nice at Stade Velodrome.
Gelson Martins ensured Monaco finally escaped Ligue 1's bottom three as his goal downed Nantes 1-0.
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