Ligue 1: Lille miss chance to make up ground
Lille missed a great chance to close the gap significantly on the pack of clubs behind Ligue 1 leaders Lyon as they were held to a goalless draw by struggling Le Mans.
Neither side deserved to claim maximum points and Le Mans, coming into the game having lost six of their last seven matches, will probably be the happier with the draw.
The point earned by Lille lifts them above Rennes into sixth but they are nine points behind Lyon. Le Mans, meanwhile, are five points clear of the drop zone but without a victory in two-and-a-half months.
A last-minute goal by David Hellebuyck saw Nice claim a late 2-1 victory over AS Nancy.
Substitute Chaouki Ben Saada played an excellent ball into the area for Hellebuyck who executed a perfect lob over Gennaro Bracigliano in goal to take all three points for the visitors.
All the goals came in the second half with Mahamane Traore opening the scoring for the visitors with Pascal Berenguer levelling before Hellebuyck's intervention.
Valenciennes hauled themselves out of the relegation zone as they continued their excellent form with a 2-0 win over Caen.
VA, who have not lost this year, went ahead in the 10th minute courtesy of a goal from Jonathan Lacourt, but they had to wait until the last minute for Gael Danic to make the points safe.
The victory took the hosts to 17th, above St Etienne on goal difference and a point behind their opponents.