Rennes extended their unbeaten record at home to six games as a last-minute goal earned a 2-1 victory over Nice.
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.
Monaco's Ligue 1 title hopes suffered a major blow on Saturday as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Rennes.
Franck Tabanou scored the winner as Saint-Etienne beat Nantes 1-0 on Sunday, while Lille and Rennes also claimed victories.
Ola Toivonen's strike was enough for Rennes to beat Guingamp 1-0 at the Stade de la Route de Lorient on Sunday.
Lyon moved back to the top of Ligue 1 for 24 hours at least after claiming a comfortable 3-1 victory at Guingamp.
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