Monaco take top spot
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Emmanuel Adebayor fired the Principality side in front on 17 minutes, but Montpellier fashioned a response shortly afterwards through Pierre Laigle.
Monaco battled bravely and Ludovic Giuly popped up 18 minutes from time to score what proved to be the winner for Didier Deschamps's side.
Giovane Elber (pictured) netted twice for Lyon, who dug deep to claim a 2-0 win at basement side Le Mans.
The Brazilian marksman scored on 11 and 88 minutes to help the champions secure a much-needed three points.
Both sides finished the game with ten, after Lyon's Sidney Govou and Frederic Thomas of Le Mans were sent-off in separate incidents.
Marseille missed the chance to go top after falling to defeat at Nantes.
Marama Vahirua fired home a Gregory Pujol cross after just three minutes to sink l'OM.
Marseille chased the game valiantly, and Didier Drogba had a last-minute goal chalked off for a foul.
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