Salomon Kalou led the charge for Lille with a 2-1 win over visiting Bastia, Marseille battled back to earn a point in a 2-2 draw with Lyon and Bordeaux beat Valenciennes 2-1 in Sunday's French Ligue 1 match-ups.
Lazio and Lyon were two of the big names who booked a spot in the last-32 of the UEFA Europa League with a game to spare after wins over Legia Warsaw and Real Betis respectively.
Paris Saint-Germain were 60 seconds from their first defeat of the season before a desperate equaliser from Blaise Matuidi salvaged a 2-2 draw at Saint-Etienne, while Monaco beat Lyon.
Lyon saw off Nantes with a 3-1 win to halt a run of six games without a win, while Nice beat Valenciennes 4-0 in a routine victory. Lorient and Bordeaux also played out an entertaining 3-3 draw.
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This weekend's action in France is highlighted by the return of Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc to former club Bordeaux as the reigning champions seek to build momentum ahead of a hectic schedule.