Gouffran goal keeps Bordeaux top
Bordeaux stayed top of the table on goal difference with a 1-0 win over basement side Grenoble. Yoan Gouffran scored the only goal of the game after 18 minutes, which was enough to hold off Lyon, themselves 1-0 winners over Lorient.
Michel Bastos got the winner 19 minutes from time for Lyon, who were also grateful for a good performance from goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, bouncing back impressively after his midweek sending-off for France.
Behind them, two points back, were Montpellier and Marseille, winners over Lens and Le Mans respectively.
Alberto Costa's first-half penalty was all that separated the sides at the end of a contest largely dominated by the hosts at Stade de la Mosson.
Marseille, meanwhile, were the only team in the league to score more than one goal today as they won 2-1 at Le Mans.
PSG to Monaco
Paris Saint-Germain, a further point back, will have the chance to rejoin the top two when they travel to Monaco tomorrow.
Elsewhere, Pierre-Alain Frau scored the only goal after 70 minutes as Lille beat Sochaux 1-0 and a late Daniel Moreira equaliser for Boulogne-sur-Mer prevented Valenciennes coach Philippe Montanier from getting one over his former side in a 1-1 draw at the Stade Nungesser.
Gregory Pujol had given the hosts the lead in the 75th minute, but Moreira snatched a share of the points for the newly-promoted side seven minutes from time.
The stoppage-time dismissal of Andre Luiz was the highlight of a goalless draw between Nancy and Toulouse.