Le Championnat Round-up
By Peter ORourke. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
The top two remain the same in France after Lyon and Monaco both picked up narrow wins on Saturday night.
Lyon stay on top on goal difference after a 1-0 win at Nice courtesy of Giovane Elber's (16) early goal.
Monaco kept right on Lyon's tails with a 1-0 success at bottom of the table with Croatian ace Dado Prso netting the all-important winning goal after 49 minutes.
Sochaux boosted their European hopes with a comfortable 2-0 win over struggling Metz.
The home side had to wait until the second half before making the dominance count and it was an unfortunate own goal from Franck Beria six minutes after the break which gave them the lead.
Sochaux finally made sure of the points with Mickael Pagis netting the second right on the stroke of the final whistle.
Nantes moved into sixth spot with an impressive 3-1 victory over Montpellier.
Romanian striker Viorel Moldovan was the star of the show for Nantes with a superb hat-trick
An unfortunate own goal from Pascal Pelhommeau (2) had given Montpellier a shock early lead, before Moldovan grabbed his first on 27 minutes.
The former Coventry man gave Nantes the lead three minutes after the break, but Guillaume Moullec levelled matters on 52 minutes.
The game seemed to be heading for a draw until Moldovan completed his hat-trick in the final minute to earn all three points for Nantes.
Ajaccio climbed out of the bottom three with a narrow 1-0 win over ten-man Bastia.
Former Liverpool midfielder Bernard Diomede grabbed the winner for the hosts on 22 minutes and any hopes Bastis had of getting back into the game evaporated when Philippe Delaye was sent off after 65 minutes.
Guingamp boosted their survival hopes with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Lille.
Souleymane Camara fired Guingamp in front on 12 minutes, but Matthieu Bodmer levelled for Lille 11 minutes later.
Camara grabbed his second and his side's winner on 32 minutes to lift them up to 15th spot.
Rennes picked up an impressive 3-0 victory over Strasbourg to end any hopes they might be sucked into trouble at the wrong end of the table.
Swiss striker Alexander Frei lead the way with a quick-fire brace (60,62) and Olivier Monterubbio wrapped up the win with the third seven minutes from the end.
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