Ligue 1 review

Leaders Lille held, stalemate in Lyon

February 6, 2011

Dariusz Dudka struck a late equaliser for Auxerre to hold Ligue 1 leaders Lille to a 1-1 draw at the Stade de l'Abbe-Deschamps.

Auxerre's Polish midfielder Dariusz Dudka celebrates his equaliser against Lille
GettyImagesAuxerre's Polish midfielder Dariusz Dudka celebrates his equaliser against Lille

Moussa Sow opened the scoring for Lille with a spectacular finish in the ninth minute but they could not extend that advantage and were made to pay four minutes from time when Dudka levelled.

The result nevertheless moved Lille five points clear of Paris St Germain at the summit, while 15th-placed Auxerre inched two points above the drop zone.

Toulouse moved up to seventh in the Ligue 1 table with a comfortable 2-0 win over struggling Monaco.

A second-half brace from Moussa Sissoko made the difference for the home side, but they were rarely troubled by their under-par opponents. Monaco remain second from bottom in the table, with their performance belying that of a side who have turned over 11 players in the last month in a bid to climb the ladder.

Lyon and Bordeaux shared the spoils in a 0-0 draw at the Stade Gerland. The result does little to help either side, with bordeaux still foundeirng in mid-table, while Lyon are seven points off the Ligue 1 summit and still a point behind fourth-placed Marseille.