Lens' miserable run of form continued as they lost 1-0 at home to Rennes.
Caen kept up their recent fine form as a brace of goals from Emiliano Sala helped them to a 4-1 victory against Lens.
Mathieu Duhamel's first-half brace gave Evian's survival hopes a shot in the arm against Lens at the Stade de la Licorne.
Saint-Etienne threw away a two-goal lead and then needed a late leveller to earn a dramatic 3-3 draw at home to Lens.
A point separates the top three teams in Ligue 1 after Marseille climbed to back second with a 1-0 home win over Evian
Ahmed Kantari scored an 80th-minute penalty to earn Lens a 1-1 draw against in-form Bastia.
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