Rod Fanni was the hero in Marseille's late 1-0 over Valenciennes, but Bastia couldn't recover from Nice's 61st minute goal, leaving the Corsicans barely above the bottom three.
Marseille missed the chance to move a point behind Ligue 1 leaders Lyon as Romain Alessandrini's late equaliser for Rennes meant they had to settle for a 2-2 draw tonight.
Rennes managed to grab a point against Auxerre, with Yacine Brahimi netting an equaliser from distance in the second half after Dennis Oliech scored early on.
Carlo Ancelotti guided leaders Paris Saint-Germain to a 3-1 victory over Toulouse in his first Ligue 1 match, second-placed Montpellier beat Lyon by a single goal, while Rennes closed the gap with a win at Caen.
Dennis Oliech and Ben Sahar combined brilliantly to earn Auxerre a precious 2-1 victory at home to Nice, lifting their side clear of the Ligue 1 relegation zone while worsening the visitors' plight.
Dennis Oliech has said he and the rest of his Kenyan team-mates are confident ahead of their 2014 FIFA World Cup™ preliminary clash with the Seychelles as they look to reach the group stages.