Ligue 1 round-up
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Monaco slipped to the bottom of Ligue 1 after losing at fellow strugglers Nantes.
Troubled Monaco slipped to the bottom of Ligue 1 after losing at fellow strugglers Nantes.
Les Canaris had started the day at the foot of the standings, but are now outside the relegation zone after the 1-0 home win.
Julio Rossi's goal on 27 minutes proved the difference and sent Monaco, who sacked coach Laszlo Boloni in the week, to the bottom of the table, with Jaroslav Plasil also sent off for the visitors.
Behind the top three, who are all in action on Sunday, five teams sit on 18 points after Toulouse lost 2-1 at home to Sochaux.
Laurent Batlles put the hosts ahead on 22 minutes before Sochaux levelled through Alvaro Santos' penalty on 32 minutes.
Sochaux pinched a winning goal two minutes from time when Karim Ziani pounced.
Lille mustered a 1-1 draw at Le Mans as Grafite scored for the hosts on 13 minutes to cancel out Abdul Kader Keita's fourth minute opener.
A 62nd minute goal from Yohan Demont was sufficient for Lens to record a 1-0 home triumph over Auxerre.
Bordeaux also moved onto 18 points by warming up for their UEFA Champions League trip to Liverpool with a 3-1 home victory over Sedan.
The visitors took the lead through Nadir Belhadj on 18 minutes, but Bordeaux equalised right on half time through Wendel.
Johan Micoud put the home team in front two minutes into the second half and Jean-Claude Darcheville's penalty on 52 minutes sealed the win.
Amara Diane's 44th minute goal for Paris Saint Germain saw off Rennes at Parc des Princes, although Pauleta was sent off in injury time.
Lorient clinched a 1-0 home win over Valenciennes, with Rafik Saifi scoring on 43 minutes as both sides finished with 10 men.
The hosts had goalkeeper Lionel Cappone dismissed on 24 minutes, just 12 minutes after he came on for Fabien Audard. Former Ipswich midfielder Ulrich Le Pen went in goal for the rest of the game.
Eric Chelle was red carded midway through the second half for Valenciennes.
Troyes produced a storming second-half performance to run out 3-1 winners at home to St Etienne.
Pascal Feindouno put Les Verts ahead on 39 minutes after team-mate Frederic Piquionne had been sent off for a second yellow card 10 minutes earlier.
The hosts took advantage in the second half as goals from Gael Danic, Gharib Anzine and David Giglotti claimed the points.