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.
Clarck N'Sikulu's 93rd minute equaliser saved a point for Evian at Reims in their 2-2 draw, while Troyes also drew 2-2 with Saint-Etienne and Bastia topped Valenciennes 4-3 in Saturday's Ligue 1 action.
With none of Ligue 1's leading trio in action on Saturday, all eyes were on the battle for European places behind them as Bordeaux, Nice and St Etienne all won to remain within a point of each other.
A last-gasp effort from Montenegrin defender Marko Basa handed Lille a 1-1 draw at Bordeaux on Friday, the result maintaining the latter's stalemate syndrome in drawing for the sixth time in nine matches this term.
An action-packed match between Montenegro and Poland ended in a 2-2 draw after both sides led and had a man sent off.
Bordeaux get their second win of the season courtesy of a Ludovic Obraniak strike, beating Rennes 1-0 after the Poland international capitalised on a goal-mouth scramble.