Marseille knocked off top
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Monaco began the day two points behind l'OM, however Ludovic Giuly's (picutred) goal minutes into the second half set the Stade Louis II side on their way.
Shabani Nonda then thought he had settled the tie with just five minutes remaining, however Christope Landrin pulled a goal back almost immediately.
Lille's hopes of rescuing an unlikely point were extinguished when Nonda scored again in injury time to send the home fans away disappointed.
Meanwhile, Marseille were being held at the Stade de la Meinau. Strasbourg's Vincent Fernandez was in superb form in the home net denying Abdoulaye Meite and then Dmitry Sychev in the second half.
Elsewhere, Paris Saint Germain came from two goals down to earn a 4-2 victory over Troyes at the Parc de Princes.
Goals from Frederic Adam and Selim Benachour put the visitors in control, however Stephane Pedron kept the home side in it pulling a goal back before the break.
Jose Aloisio fired the Parisians level just before the hour mark and the comeback was completed when he netted the winner minutes later, before Jerome Leroy put the gloss on the result with a late fourth.
At the foot of the table Montpellier's hopes of avoiding the drop were boosted with a surprise 2-0 home win over Guingamp.
Fode Mansre got the ball rolling for the home side with a goal after just five minutes, whilst the three points were sealed when Valery Mezague netted late on.
Elsewhere, goals from Florent Sinama-Pongolle and Laurent Ciechelski earned Le Havre a 2-0 win over Bastia, whilst Ajaccio and Lens shared the points in a 0-0 draw.
Rennes boosted their prospects of beating the drop with a last-gasp win over Sedan. Toifilou Maoulida was the hero for Rennes, scoring with only three minutes left in the clash.
Bordeaux boosted their Le Championnat title prospects with a 2-0 win against Sochaux.
The side were lying sixth in the table prior to the contest, but rose to third after goals from Pauleta and Jean-Claude Darcheville earned them the victory.
Portuguese striker Pauleta has again been instrumental for Les Girondins this season, and it was he who got the ball rolling with a far post header after just 10 minutes.
The home side doubled their advantage when referee Patrick Lhermite awarded a penalty when Nisa Saveljic brought down former Real Madrid ace Savio.
Former Nottingham Forest striker Darcheville stepped up and gave Gerard Gnanhouan no chance of making a save in the visitors goal.
See below for Le Championnat match stats:
Ajaccio 0-0 Lens
Bordeaux 2-0 Sochaux
Le Havre 2-0 Bastia
Lille 1-3 Monaco
Montpellier 2-0 Guingamp
PSG 4-2 Troyes
Rennes 1-0 Sedan
Strasbourg 0-0 Marseille
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