PARIS, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Olympique Marseille showed glimpses of their old form by hammering sixth-placed Caen 6-1 in Ligue 1 on Saturday thanks to a Djibril Cisse hat-trick and two goals by Mathieu Valbuena.
Marseille, without a trophy since lifting the 1993 European Cup, thrilled the home fans with an exciting display.
Midfielder Valbuena scored with a powerful shot from 25 metres and an astute lob from the edge of the box, earning a standing ovation from the Velodrome crowd when he was substituted in the second half.
France playmaker Samir Nasri wrapped up the scoring in the 81st minute for Marseille, who climbed two spots in the table to eighth.
Lille and Paris St Germain failed to find a cutting edge as they shared the points in a drab goalless draw at the Stade Metropole on Saturday.
Neither goalkeeper was seriously troubled in a low-quality contest, Lille coming closer to breaking the deadlock when Yohan Cabaye crashed a volley against the post in the 37th minute.
PSG will be happier with the point, which lifts them into mid-table, while the hosts extend their unbeaten run to five games but remain in danger near the foot of the table.
Lille, who have shown considerable improvement in recent weeks, had the better of the possession for most of the match but, playing just one up front, they struggled to create any genuine clear-cut chances.
Most of them came from long range, central-midfield duo Cabaye and Rio Mavuba off target in the opening 20 minutes.
Cabaye's volley stood out, the youngster pouncing on a half clearance and smashing a powerful effort through a crowd of players but against the woodwork.
The second half was dreadful. PSG sat back, happy with the point, and had just one other chance when Clement Chantome dribbled a shot at Malicki.
Third-placed Nancy were held to a 0-0 draw at struggling Auxerre in a match that kicked off 30 minutes late because of thick fog.
Metz and Stade Rennes shared the spoils at the Stade Saint-Symphorien.
Olivier Thomert gave Stade Rennes the lead after 28 minutes but a late Momar N'Diaye goal handed Metz a point.
Sochaux's Jeremie Brechet gave his side all three points at home to Valenciennes.
A 23rd minute Daisuke Matsui strike gave Le Mans a home win against Monaco.
Racing Lens and Strasbourg played out a thrilling 2-2 draw at the Stade Felix-Bollaert.
Wason Renteria's fourth minute goal was cancelled out two minutes later by an Olivier Monterrubio penalty.
Alvaro Santos put the away side in front again before Monterrubio rescued a point for Lens with an 82 minute equaliser.
A last gasp levller from Ederson gave Nice a point at Toulouse. Dominique Arribage had given the home side a 33rd minute lead.
Leaders Olympique Lyon and second-placed Girondins Bordeaux are in action on Sunday, away to St Etienne and Lorient respectively.