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A late goal from from Ludovic Giuly salvaged a 1-1 draw for Le Championnat leaders Monaco at home to Auxerre.

The visitors got off to a dream start, with Bonaventure Kalou firing them in front after just six minutes.

It looked like it might be enough to give Auxerre the win on Guy Roux's birthday, but Giuly earned the hosts a point with a blistering strike from the edge of the area 13 minutes from time.

The draw extends Monaco's lead at the top of the table to two points and maintains their unbeaten home record.

Lyon missed the chance to close the gap on the top two after being held to a 1-1 draw by Sochaux at the Stade Gerland.

Mickael Isabey gave the visitors a shock lead on 64 minutes, but the home side hit back almost immediately, with Peguy Luyindula levelling things up just two minutes later.

Nantes climbed up to third spot with an impressive 3-1 victory at Metz.

Pascal Delhommeau gave the visitors the ideal start with the opener after just six minutes, but Pape Thiaw drew Metz level 15 minutes later.

Luigi Glombard restored Nantes' lead on 61 minutes and Thiaw spoiled his night, getting sent off four minutes later.

Gregory Pujol wrapped up the win for Nantes with the third after 72 minutes to continue their fine start to the season.

Paris Saint Germain came from a goal down to beat bottom of the table Le Mans 5-1 at the Parc Des Princes.

Thabang Molefe stunned the home side with the opener after 12 minutes, but Portuguese star Pedro Pauleta equalised on 27 minutes.

Fabrice Fiorese fired PSG in front before half time before adding his second just past the hour mark to put the hosts in control.

Pauleta grabbed his second a minute later to put the game beyond doubt and Reinaldo crowned a resounding victory, with the fifth in the final minute.

Bastia recorded a superb 3-1 win over Lens to move up to eighth in the table.

Nisa Saveljic netted the opener for the hosts after just eight minutes and Youssouf Hadji doubled the lead on 24 minutes.

Charles-Edouard Coridon gave Lens hope, pulling a goal back two minutes after the restart, but Frederic Nee extinguished their hope by restoring the two-goal cushion for Bastia seconds later.

Lens' hopes of getting back into the contest ended when Cyril Roo saw red just before the hour mark.

Nice missed the chance to keep pace with the leading pack after being held to a goalless draw at Rennes.

Montpellier piled the misery on struggling Guingamp with a 2-0 win.

Rui Carlos Pataca was the hero for the home side with a goal in each half (2 and 65) to help Montpellier climb out of the bottom four.

Toulouse earned a priceless three points with a surprise 2-1 win at Bordeaux.

Cedric Faure fired the visitors in front after just 14 minutes, but Jean-Claude Darcheville pounced to level matters on 63 minutes.

Parity was short-lived, as Faure grabbed his second goal three minutes later to give Toulouse the spoils.

Ajaccio climbed further away from trouble with a hard-fought goalless draw at Lille.

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Bastia 3-1 Lens
Bordeaux 1-2 Toulouse
Lille 0-0 Ajaccio
Lyon 1-1 Sochaux
Metz 1-3 Nantes
Monaco 1-1 Auxerre
Montpellier 2-0 Guingamp
PSG 5-1 Le Mans
Rennes 0-0 Nice

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