Lyon continued their march towards the title with a 3-1 win over Paris Saint Germain at Stade Gerland.
Sylvain Wiltord broke the deadlock for the hosts right on the stroke of half-time, but Pauleta drew PSG level just before the hour mark.
The game looked to be heading for a draw until Lyon snatched victory with two late strikes.
Cris restored Lyon's lead three minutes from time and Florent Malouda made sure of the win with Lyon's third a minute later.
The win leaves Lyon 14 points clear at the top of the table.
Lille missed the chance to close the gap on the leading pack after being held to a 2-2 draw at home to St Etienne.
Ilan gave St Etienne the lead after just eight minutes, but Mathieu Bodmer drew Lille level on 22 minutes.
Kader Keita fired Lille in front on 52, but Ilan ensured St Etienne went home with a draw with a 65th minute equaliser.