Paris St Germain survived a dramatic blip early in the second half to beat Metz 3-2 and move top of Ligue 1.
Toulouse climbed into the top half of the Ligue 1 table thanks to a 3-0 home win over Metz.
Florent Malouda's penalty gave Metz a 3-2 victory in a dramatic finale to a five-goal thriller against Caen.
Max Gradel's second-half strike made it back-to-back Ligue 1 wins for St Etienne as they edged Metz 1-0.
Carlos Eduardo scored five times as Nice secured a staggering 7-2 Ligue 1 win at bottom Guingamp, while St Etienne won.
On-loan Metz striker Modibo Maiga has been backed by his coach and team-mates after he was booed by his own fans.
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