Marseille beat Bastia 2-1 to keep Paris Saint-Germain waiting for the Ligue 1 title, while Lille suffered a blow in their hopes to finish in the league's top four, with a 4-2 defeat to Toulouse.
Reigning Ligue 1 champions Montpellier suffered their fourth defeat of the season as a Saber Khlifa hat-trick helped Evian record a surprise 3-2 away victory.
Marseille secured their first win of the Ligue 1 season, beating Evian 2-0, while Montpellier regained top spot with a win over Ajaccio as Lyon suffered a 1-0 defeat by Caen.
Montpellier rarely showed their prowess as they edged past Nice 1-0 to return to the top of the Ligue 1 standings with Souleymane Camara scoring the only goal.
Auxerre earned a vital three points in their fight against relegation in a 1-0 win over Montpellier, despite being outplayed for most of the match at the Stade de l'Abbe-Deschamps.
Montpellier have completed the double signing of Rubin Kazan forward Hasan Kabze and Chile international Marco Estrada.