Saint-Etienne coach Christophe Galtier has described the prison sentence imposed on Brandao as "an aberration".
Trabzonspor and Fiorentina were among the teams to progress to the last 32 of the Europa League on Thursday night.
Marseille returned to the top of Ligue 1 with a 3-1 victory over Bordeaux on Sunday, with Montpellier also victorious.
Nantes had goalkeeper Remy Riou to thank for holding out a late onslaught in a goalless draw with St Etienne.
Ricky van Wolfswinkel has taken a swipe at Norwich and insisted he has been left hurt by his time with the Canaries.
Paris Saint-Germain closed the gap to Ligue 1 leaders Marseille to a single point after claiming a 2-0 win.
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