Lens gave themselves a glimmer of hope in their Ligue 1 survival fight thanks to Adil Hermach's late winner against Bordeaux tonight.
Laszlo Boloni's side have just three games to make up a six-point deficit and retain their top-flight status but Hermach's free-kick four minutes from time has given them faint hopes of survival.
The hosts were also indebted to goalkeeper Hamdi Kasraoui who saved Anthony Modeste's penalty eight minutes earlier.
Bordeaux, who were playing their first game under Eric Bedouet since the departure of Jean Tigana last Saturday, also had a goal disallowed.
Les Girondins dominated the first half with Lens offering nothing as an attacking force.
The visitors almost went ahead midway through the half when Cheikh Diabate controlled Benoit Tremoulinas' delivery from the left and fired in a shot Kasraoui did well to save.
Minutes later they had the ball in the net when Diabate headed home Wendel's corner but the referee ruled a foul had been committed and the goal was disallowed.
Bordeaux continued to press after the break and almost went ahead when Benoit Tremoulinas surged into the area and played the ball for Jussie whose shot was pushed away by the keeper.
It was all Bordeaux. Jussie sent a powerful shot over from close range from Wendel's corner when he could have placed it while Wendel's fired a fierce 30-yard shot inches over the bar.
They were then given the chance to take the lead with 12 minutes left when defender Serge Aurier brought down Jussie in the area.
However, Modeste's effort was saved by Kasroaui diving to his right.
Lens took full advantage eight minutes later when Hermach's free-kick from the left surprised keeper Cedric Carrasso and the ball sneaked inside the right post to keep the hosts alive.