A 2-0 win for Lille saw them keep in touch with the Ligue 1 leaders having claimed victory at Dijon, with the game finishing ten against nine - two for the home side, though the reigning champions struck both goals while a man down.
Ligue 1 newcomers Dijon have signed defender Abdoulaye Meite on a free transfer, the Côte d'Ivoire international joining the club on a three-year deal after leaving West Bromwich Albion.
The relegation battle dominated the day's play in the Premier League, with Wigan Athletic denied victory by Everton, Blackburn Rovers winning for the first time in three months and Blackpool held.
West Bromwich Albion escaped with a 1-1 draw today against Stoke City thanks to a late equaliser from forward Carlos Vela just three minutes from time, lifting the club out of the Premier League bottom three.
With the close-season transfer window approaching its conclusion, European clubs have been putting the finishing touches to their squads.
Abdoulaye Meite of Côte D'Ivoire has been snapped up by West Bromwich Albion from Bolton for £2 million (€2.6 million) on a three-year contract.