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Wylan Cyprien's second goal in three matches helped Nice overcome Mario Balotelli's red card in a win at Lorient.
Jonathan Bamba's first goal of the season propelled Nancy out of the bottom three with a win at Angers.
Caen's tumble down the Ligue 1 table continues, as they were beaten for their third straight match, at home vs. Lille.
Mario Balotelli got his third red card for Nice, for what seems to be dissent after the ref ignored his claims for a foul.
Mario Balotelli was sent off for the third time this season in Ligue 1 as Nice leapfrogged Paris Saint-Germain into second place in the table.
Manchester City are eyeing a move for Monaco defender Benjamin Mendy, sources close to the Ligue 1 club have told ESPN FC.