Lorient moved two points above the Ligue 1 relegation spots following a dour goalless draw at home to Bordeaux.
Top scorer Alexandre Lacazette continued his superb form for Lyon, who took top spot in the table after beating Evian.
Paris Saint-Germain bounced back from their Champions League defeat to Barcelona to move top of Ligue 1 after a 3-1 victory over Nice.
Lorient dropped into the Ligue 1 relegation zone as Toulouse won a classic six-pointer 1-0 on Saturday night.
Franck Tabanou scored the winner as Saint-Etienne beat Nantes 1-0 on Sunday, while Lille and Rennes also claimed victories.
Strugglers Lens and Lorient played out a frustrating goalless draw at Stade De La Licorne in Ligue 1 on Sunday.