Ligue 1: Monaco held, Alexandre Lacazette scores twice in Lyon win
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 29/10/16 9:32pm
Monaco missed the chance to close the gap on Ligue 1 leaders Nice after being held to a 1-1 draw at St Etienne on Saturday.
Poland international defender Kamil Glik put the visitors ahead inside five minutes at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard but they were soon pegged back as Les Verts captain Loic Perrin equalised.
The result moves Monaco back into second above champions Paris Saint-Germain, three points behind Nice who host Nantes on Sunday.
Elsewhere, Alexandre Lacazette bagged a brace as 10-man Lyon claimed a first win in three league games by beating Toulouse 2-1.
The France international striker converted an early penalty at Stadium Municipal before claiming the winner seven minutes into the second half following Christopher Jullien's leveller for the hosts.
Bruno Genesio's side were forced to hang on for victory though after former Manchester United defender Rafael was sent off for two bookable offences with 34 minutes remaining.
Defeat for Toulouse allowed Guingamp to climb to fourth as Nill De Pauw's strike 12 minutes from time gave them a 1-0 win at home to Angers.
At the wrong end of the table, bottom club Lorient surrendered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at home to fellow strugglers Montpellier.
Early goals from defender Zargo Toure and ex-Newcastle midfielder Sylvain Marveaux put the hosts in control but Senegal international striker Souleymane Camara and Morgan Sanson rescued a point for the away side.
Second-bottom Nancy claimed their first home success of the season as first-half strikes from Christophe Mandanne and Alou Diarra saw them overcome third-bottom Caen 2-0.
In the day's other game, Bastia were held to a goalless draw by Dijon.