Bordeaux extended their unbeaten record at the Stade Chaban Delmas to 26 league matches with a goalless draw against St Etienne.
FIFA.com's weekly look at the best of the European domestic action takes in vital wins for the Manchester clubs, a seventh straight success for Inter Milan and victories for La Liga's two.
Both holders Lille and Bordeaux were fortunate to survive against lower-league opposition in the Coupe de France, with the former winning in extra-time, and the latter needing two penalty shoot-out saves from Cedric Carasso.
Bordeaux secured a fourth consecutive victory at home with a 1-0 win over relegation-threatened Sochaux, Ludovic Sane scoring the only goal despite the hosts creating plenty more chances.
Yann M’Vila tells FIFA.com how fatherhood helped him mature as a player and why he doesn’t consider himself a leader in the France squad, and discussed Les Bleus’ aim for glory at UEFA EURO 2012 and his future at Rennes.
Auxerre and Bordeaux both won their first matches of the Ligue 1 season, defeating Ajaccio and Valenciennes respectively, while Lorient beat Nancy.