Lyon claimed their second victory in their opening two Ligue 1 matches by winning 3-1 on the road against Sochaux.
Ten-man Paris Saint-Germain had Brazilian Alex to thank for a late equaliser as they came from behind to draw 1-1, after compatriot Thiago Silva had been sent off. Earlier, Lyon's 3-0 win kept them in third place.
Paris Saint-Germain beat Evian 1-0 in an ill-tempered affair which saw David Beckham among several players sent off. Elsewhere, Nice came from behind to beat Troyes 3-1 and keep up their hunt for European qualification.
FIFA.com looks ahead to the latest batch of international friendlies, with highlights including a meeting between Italy and France as well as a renewal of the Netherlands-Germany rivalry.
France coach Laurent Blanc has been speaking about the omission of Lyon midfielder Yoann Gourcuff and Montpellier defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa from his final squad for UEFA EURO 2012.
France coach Laurent Blanc said his decision not to include Yoann Gourcuff in the final UEFA EURO 2012 squad was because of a persistent ankle injury.