Ligue One Round-up
By Graeme Bailey. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Monaco missed the chance to move third in Ligue One after being held to a goalless draw at Strasbourg.
The Principilality outfit could have gone above Lille with victory, but they could not find the back of the net at the Stade De La Meinau.
Sochaux moved into seventh spot with a 2-1 home success against Metz.
Ilan fired Les Lionceaux ahead 12 minutes but Gregory Proment's penalty just five minutes later levelled matters.
The game was settled on the hour when Jean-Phillipe Caillet put through his own net.
St Etienne are just one place behind Sochaux in eighth after a comfortable 3-0 win over ten-man Ajaccio.
Ajaccio could have moved out of the relegation zone with the three points, but it was not to be.
After a goalless first period Pascal Feindouno (pictured, 52) opened the scoring and less than ten minutes later Ajaccio were down to ten men when Rodrigo saw red.
St Etienne made sure of victory thanks to two quick-fire goals from Frederic Piquionne (63 & 65).