Things looked promising for the hosts when Jires Ekoko fired in a fifth-minute opener, but Michel Bastos replied after 54 minutes to ensure the spoils were shared.

Rennes sit one point behind leaders Brest, who face Lille tomorrow, but could slip down the standings if other results go against them in the next 24 hours.

St Etienne's poor run of form continued with a 2-1 loss at home to Lorient.

Two goals from Kevin Gameiro - including an 82nd-minute strike - earned Lorient the points, with Bakary Sako scoring ASSE's only reply.

St Etienne are now without a win in five league matches and sit fifth in the table.

Basement side Arles finally claimed their first victory of the campaign, edging out Caen 3-2.

Gael Germany's opener and a Kaba Diawara double were enough to spark celebrations at the Parc des Sports d'Avignon, with Youssef El Arabi and Kandia Traore on the board for Caen.

A late goal from substitute Moussa Maazou secured a 1-1 draw for Bordeaux against Valenciennes, who had led through a David Ducourtioux effort.

Sochaux also left it late in their 1-1 draw with Auxerre, Modibo Maiga netting in the 82nd minute to cancel out a first-half strike from Frederic Sammaritano.