Rennes moved into third spot in the table with a 2-1 win over Sochaux.
Swedish international Kim Kallstrom fired Rennes in front after just five minutes.
Sochaux hit back and drew level on 21 minutes through Souleymane Diawara.
Kallstrom grabbed the winner for Rennes ten minutes from time when converting from the penalty spot.
Auxerre's Champions League qualification hopes suffered a blow after they were held to a goalless draw at home to Le Mans.