PARIS, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Troubled Paris St Germain moved out of the relegation zone with a 1-0 win at fellow Ligue 1 strugglers Auxerre on Sunday.
Striker Peguy Luyindula headed home a Jerome Rothen cross four minutes into the second half to take PSG up a place to 17th in the 20-strong table, a place below Auxerre.
The match was played in a tense atmosphere.
Around 150 Paris St Germain fans clashed with police before kickoff, witnesses said.
The fans had been waiting for the bus carrying the PSG players, which used another entrance after the driver was warned of the situation.
Midfielder Rothen filed a legal complaint on Friday after he received threats from supporters and his car tyres were punctured, his club said.
Reinforced security measures were implemented for the game. No incidents were reported during the match itself.
Girondins Bordeaux moved back into third with a 1-1 draw at Nice earlier on Sunday.
Ivory Coast striker Bakary Kone opened the scoring for Nice with a superb angled shot from the edge of the box on 12 minutes but the visitors levelled five minutes later, playmaker Johan Micoud tapping home a Mathieu Chalme cross.
With 29 points from 17 games, Bordeaux are eight points behind leaders Olympique Lyon and four points behind second-placed Nancy.
Nice, yet to lose at home this season, are in seventh, 12 points off the pace.