Montpellier picked up their third win in four games with a 2-1 victory over 10-man Saint-Etienne.
Bordeaux move closer to the fourth place spot in the table with a home win over 10-man Guingamp.
Lyon scored three goals in ten minutes to complete a remarkable turnaround in a 4-2 Ligue 1 victory over Dijon.
Mario Balotelli was sent off during Nice's 1-0 win away at Lorient for insulting the referee in English, match official Tony Chapron has claimed.
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.