Lyon ended Marseille's eight-match winning run in Ligue 1 with a 1-0 triumph at the Stade de Gerland
Carlos Eduardo scored five times as Nice secured a staggering 7-2 Ligue 1 win at bottom Guingamp, while St Etienne won.
Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda has ruled out the prospect of him leaving for pastures new in January.
First-half goals from Nicolas N'Koulou and Andre-Pierre Gignac earned Marseille a 2-0 victory at home to Toulouse.
Marseille moved five points clear at the top of Ligue 1 with a 2-1 win at Caen, while Montpellier climbed to fifth.
Andre-Pierre Gignac struck a stoppage-time winner as Marseille earned a 2-1 victory at Caen.
Live only on