Monaco strengthened their grip on second place in Ligue 1 with a slender 1-0 win against Nice, despite playing almost half the game with 10 men.
Tiemoue Bakayoko's strike late on, his first for Monaco, was enough for Leonardo Jardim's side - who had Nabil Dirar sent off - to move six points clear of their third-placed visitors.
Monaco suffered a blow early on when Fabio Coentrao was forced off with an injury on 12 minutes but almost netted just after when Mario Pasalic escaped the visitors' defence...
Hatem Ben Arfa scored late on as Nice secured a 1-0 win against to Toulouse to move up to third in Ligue 1.
The visitors had an early chance when Alexis Blin rose highest from Oscar Trejo's corner but his header shaved the top of Yoan Cardinale's crossbar.
In what was proving to be an uneventful affair, Ben Arfa sould have opened Nice's account after rounding Alban Lafont just after the restart but the former Newcastle man failed to finish off his good work with the goal gaping.
However, Ben Arfa made...
Caen kept up their challenge for a Ligue 1 top-four spot with an impressive 2-0 win against fellow European hopefuls Nice.
Ronny Rodelin got the hosts' afternoon off to a perfect start after 12 minutes, lifting the ball over Yoan Cardinale from Julien Feret's pass, before Andy Delort doubled Caen's lead from the penalty spot before the break.
Nice offered a response early in the second half but found a stubborn Remy Vercoutre, with the Caen goalkeeper denying Hatem Ben Arfa, Dorian Caddy and Jean Seri.
Nice came from behind to extend their unbeaten Ligue 1 run to five games with a 2-1 win against Lorient.
The hosts found themselves a goal down on 24 minutes when Benjamin Jeannot picked out Yann Jouffre and he sent a first-time effort beyond Yoan Cardinale.
Despite falling behind, Nice turned the game on its head in nine first-half minutes thanks to a neat finish from Hatem Ben Arfa before Vincent Koziello's confident first-time volley from Valerie Germain's delivery sent the hosts in front.