Brandao has apologised for the headbutt on Paris St Germain's Thiago Motta that saw him suspended for six months.
Marcelo Bielsa hailed the character shown by Marseille as they came from behind to beat Bordeaux.
Marseille returned to the top of the Ligue 1 standings thanks to a 3-1 victory over Bordeaux on Sunday.
Marseille returned to the top of Ligue 1 with a 3-1 victory over Bordeaux on Sunday, with Montpellier also victorious.
Montpellier's confidence received a much-needed boost on Sunday as they beat Toulouse 2-0.
Nantes had goalkeeper Remy Riou to thank for holding out a late onslaught in a goalless draw with St Etienne.
Lyon missed out on the opportunity to leapfrog Marseille in to second place in Ligue 1 as they were held 0-0 by Bastia.
Nice and Reims played out a goalless Ligue 1 draw at the Allianz Riviera.
Monaco needed a 75th-minute equaliser from Joao Moutinho to snatch a 2-2 draw at home to struggling Caen on Saturday.
Basement dwellers Lorient climbed off the bottom of the table with a 1-0 win over Lens.
Paul-Georges Ntep's first-half strike was enough for Rennes to eke out a 1-0 win at Guingamp
Lyon missed out on the chance to go second in Ligue 1 as they were held to a goalless draw by managerless Bastia.
Paris St Germain survived a dramatic blip early in the second half to beat Metz 3-2 and move top of Ligue 1.
Marseille have confirmed that French police are conducting an investigation into some of the club's past transfers.
Ricky van Wolfswinkel has taken a swipe at Norwich and insisted he has been left hurt by his time with the Canaries.
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has poured cold water on speculation linking him with moves to Manchester City and PSG.
Lyon playmaker Clement Grenier has returned to training after a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a groin injury.
Divock Origi says he would be prepared to link up with Liverpool in January, if the Premier League club come calling.
Paris St Germain closed to gap to Ligue 1 leaders Marseille to a single point after claiming a 2-0 win.
Paris Saint-Germain closed the gap to Ligue 1 leaders Marseille to a single point after claiming a 2-0 win.
Adam Bate profiles the enigmatic Dimitar Berbatov as he returns to his former club with Monaco.