The team from Lorraine have made a hugely impressive start to the season but were unable to breach a determined home defence.

They now trail Lyon by three points, having played the same number of games.

Elsewhere, Filip Sebo netted twice and Steve Savidan added a third as Valenciennes trounced Caen 3-0.

Nicolas Fauvergue opened the scoring for Lille but his teammate Nicolas Plestan then put through his own goal to draw Nice level in a game that finished 1-1.

An early penalty looked set to secure a 1-0 win for Auxerre at struggling Sochaux only to concede a late leveller.

Monaco claimed a 3-0 win over Strasbourg, 10-man Le Mans showed their mettle to fight back and edge St Etienne to a 3-2 win in a pulsating match and bottom club Metz were beaten 2-1 by Nantes.