Benoit Pedretti's winner saw off Le Mans and sent Auxerre to the top of the table, as Asamoah Gyan struck twice as Rennes cruised past Toulouse 4-1.
Norway clinched second place in qualifying Group 9 after a dominant victory over FYR Macedonia in Oslo, but may fall short of a play-off berth.
Marouane Chamakh brushed aside speculation surrounding his future, scoring twice to help keep champions Bordeaux near the top of the table.
Bordeaux and Paris St Germanin moved within two points of leader and seven-time defending champion Lyon with a pair of wins.
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