Ligue 1 Round-up
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Leaders Lyon missed the chance to increase their lead after a 1-1 draw at Ajaccio.Lyon missed the chance to increase their lead at the top of Ligue 1 after a dramatic 1-1 draw with Ajaccio in Corsica.
Most of the match at the Francois-Coty remained scoreless until injury time when Juninho Pernambucano put Paul Le Guen's side ahead with a sublime free kick strike.
However, Ajaccio earned a point moments later when Waldir Lucas Pereira rose highest to head home a cross for a 1-1 final score.
The result means Lyon stay five points clear at the top of the table, with second place Lille failing to close the gap on the Ligue 1 leaders after a 1-1 draw in the early kick-off at Paris Saint Germain.
Mathieu Bodmer gave the visitors the lead just after the quarter hour mark, but Reinaldo was able to earn PSG a point with an equaliser 11 minutes before the break.
Marseille are third after defeating ten-man Caen 3-2 at Stade Michel D'Ornano.
Habib Bamogo scored two goals for l'OM - one penalty - while Sergio Koke added a third for the visitors.
Gregory Dufer and Cyril Watier replied for Caen, who had Cedric Hengbart sent off for violent conduct early in the second half.
Sochaux failed to close the gap on the frontrunners after settling for a goalless draw at struggling Strasbourg.
Toulouse also had to settle for a goalless draw with improving St Etienne at Stade Geoffrey Guichard.
Florent Balmont scored in the first half to give Nice a 1-0 away win at Nantes.
Lens defeated Metz 2-0 with goals from John Utaka and Seydou Keita at the Felix-Bollaert.
Finally, Istres recorded their first win since promotion to Ligue 1 with a 1-0 win over fellow strugglers Bastia.
The Corsicans had to finish the match with ten man after Pierre-Yves Andre was sent for foul-and abusive language in the second half.
Moments later, Moussa N'Diaye scored Istres' winner for their first three-point haul since coming up from Ligue 2 last season.
Click below for match summaries:
Ajaccio 1-1 Lyon
Caen 2-3 Marseille
Istres 1-0 Bastia
Lens 2-0 Metz
Nantes 0-1 Nice
Paris Saint Germain 1-1 Lille
St Etienne 0-0 Toulouse
Strasbourg 0-0 Sochaux
Click here for an updated Ligue 1 table.