Lyon came from a goal down to defeat Nice 4-1 and go top of Ligue 1.
Gerard Houllier's side went a goal behind on 27 minutes at Stade Municipal du Ray when Marama Vahirua gave Nice the lead.
Lyon levelled four minutes after the break through Florent Malouda before Karim Benzema struck the first of his brace on 69 minutes.
Tiago made it three five minutes later before Benzema got his second from the penalty spot in the dying stages, as Lyon return to the summit in France.
Lille moved to within a point of Lyon after an impressive 3-0 home win over Bordeaux.
Goals from Yohan Cabaye (28), Mathieu Bodmer (37), and Peter Odemwingie (57) gave the Northern French club a major three points against Les Girondins.
Sochaux inflicted defeat on former boss Guy Lacombe and his current side Paris Saint Germain after a 3-2 victory at Stade Bonal.
Karim Ziani (30) and Badara Sene (36) gave Alain Perrin's side a two-goal advantage, but Pauleta looked to have earned PSG a point with two second half strikes within the space of five minutes.
However, with nine minutes remaining, Ziani got his second goal from the penalty spot to hand Sochaux all three points.
Promoted Lorient continue to surprise this season after a 3-1 home success over ten-man Nantes.
A hat-trick from Andre Gignac (3, 15, 27) helped Lorient to fifth in the table after four rounds of matches.
Frederic de Rocha (12) scored a consolation for Les Canaris, who had Mauro Cetto sent off for a second bookable offence on 77 minutes.
Finally, Goals by Laurent Batlles (20) and Achille Emana (56) gave Toulouse a 2-1 win at Troyes.
Benjamin Nivet (68) scored a consolation strike for Troyes.