Bastia secured their first away Ligue 1 win of the season with an impressive 3-1 victory over ten-man Toulouse at the Stade Municipal.
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Paris Saint-Germain extended their lead at the top of the Ligue 1 table to five points after coming from behind to beat Ajaccio, while Toulouse snapped Bordeaux's recent unbeaten run.
Much-travelled striker Djibril Cisse has signed for Ligue 1 outfit Bastia, agreeing an 18-month deal in the hope of boosting his FIFA World Cup chances.
Two-time former champions Lokomotiv Moscow went top of the Russian Premiership after a 3-1 win at Kuban Krasnodar, while CSKA Moscow failed to break into the top three with a goalless draw at Rostov.
A double by Djibril Cisse helped Kuban Krasnodar to a 3-2 win over newly-promoted Ural Yekaterinburg after Rubin Kazan had drawn 1-1 with Krylya Sovetov.