This weekend once again illustrated Ligue 1’s high entertainment value with a number of surprise results, not least Sochaux’s 3-2 home win over title favourites Paris Saint-Germain.
Lyon revived their title hopes with a thumping 4-0 away win over Bordeaux to move back within three points of Carlo Ancelotti’s side.
Marseille set up an enticing next instalment of 'le Classique' when the southerners arrive in the capital on Sunday, thanks to a 1-0 win over Valenciennes that has them five points off top spot.
Nice’s march towards an improbable finish in the European positions continued with a 1-0 win at Bastia who, in turn, slip closer to the relegation zone. Montpellier continue their pursuit of European qualification with a 1-0 win over rock-bottom Nancy, and second-bottom Troyes were denied a massive three-point haul thanks to a wickedly deflected Etienne Didot cross.
Amidst all the action were some excellent goals, with this week’s theme more one of team goals than superb individual strikes.
Here are the contenders.