Ligue 1 Round-Up
By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Caretaker manager Jean Petit's Monaco recorded a 2-1 win at Troyes.
Monaco, under the caretaker stewardship of Jean Petit, recorded a 2-1 win at Troyes despite being reduced to nine men in the second half.
Troyes' loan striker Sebastian Grax gave the home side the lead against his erstwhile employers shortly after the half hour mark.
ASM seemed to face an uphill struggle after the 54th minute dismissal of defender Eric Cubilier, however Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor struck to level the scores just three minutes later.
Gerard then received his second caution in a matter of minutes for dissent only for Gael Givet's strike a quarter of an hour from time to give Monaco an impressive hard-fought victory.
Toulouse got an early strike from Bryan Bergougnoux to defeat Marseille 1-0 in the early kick-off on Wednesday.
The £2 million summer signing from champions Lyon struck 11 minutes in to give the home side all three points.
It proved a good result for Toulouse after they were forced to play the majority of the match with ten men.
Dominique Arribage was sent off after 20 minutes for foul and abusive language but Marseille failed to make the most of their numerical advantage.
PSG coach Laurent Fournier received a timely tonic with his side recording a 2-1 victory over Lille.
A brace from Pauleta on 15 minutes and 56 cancelled out Nicolas Fauverque's opener for Lille and pushed the home side to within a point of leaders Lyon.
Le Mans who started the day in second place slipped to a 1-0 defeat at Nice.
Mamadou Bagayoko's first half goal was enough to secure the victory at the Municipal du Ray.
Nancy also upset the odds with a 2-0 victory over high-flying St Etienne.
Cedric Lecluse gave the visitors a first half lead which was doubled by Adrian Sarkisian's strike on 69.
Auxerre recorded a 2-1 victory at Metz to leave the home side rooted to the bottom of Ligue 1 and still searching for their first win.
Jean-Pascal Mignot gave Auxerre a 34th minute lead and the score remained the same until two minutes from time.
Peguy Luyindula extended the lead while Metz grabbed a consolation through Momar N'Diaye in stoppage time.
Sochaux beat Nantes 1-0 at the Stade Bonal courtesy of Mamouni Beagano's 52nd minute goal.
Rennes and Bordeaux drew 2-2, although Bordeaux will be disappointed to leave the Stade de la Route-de-Lorient with only a point after twice surrendering the lead.
Former Liverpool player Vladimir Smicer gave the visitors a fourth minute lead from the penalty spot.
The home side then levelled the scores courtesy of Swedish midfielder Kim Kallstrom in the 22nd minute.
Maroune Chamakh's strike on 52 had the away side in the ascendancy once more only for Olivier Monterrubio to level just eight minutes later.
Ajaccio and Strasbourg played out a goalless draw at Francois Coty leaving the away side without a win from their opening eight games.
Click below for match summaries:
Toulouse 1-0 Marseille
Ajaccio 0-0 Strasbourg
Metz 1-2 Auxerre
Nice 1-0 Le Mans
Rennes 2-2 Bordeaux
Sochaux 1-0 Nantes
St Etienne 0-2 Nancy
Troyes 1-2 Monaco
Paris Saint Germain 2-1 Lille