Ligue 1 - Gameiro finally scores as PSG win
Kevin Gameiro scored his first goal in eight weeks as Paris St Germain claimed a 1-0 win at Sochaux to move level on points with Ligue 1 leaders Montpellier who lost on Saturday.
The win gave PSG 36 points from 17 games, level with Montpellier, who went down 1-0 at Valenciennes to Foued Kadir's second-half strike but stayed top on goal difference.
Marseille, who qualified for the Champions League last 16 earlier this week, were left in eighth place 11 points off the pace after a disappointing goalless draw at home to improving Bordeaux.
Fifth-placed Rennes were also held in a 1-1 draw at home to Brest while sixth-placed Toulouse beat visitors Evian 2-1 with a last-minute goal by Umut Bulut.
On Sunday, champions Lille, third on 31 points, will look to extend their unbeaten run to 16 games when they host Dijon while fourth-placed Olympique Lyon travel to Lorient.
"We played well in the first half but could not keep it up after the break," PSG defender Mamadou Sakho told French TV channel Foot Plus. "But we won, so we're satisfied."
In Valenciennes, Montpellier were a pale shadow of the side that had scored seven goals in their last two games and Ligue 1 top scorer Olivier Giroud barely created a chance.
"We failed to play our usual football," Giroud, who scored one goal and set up three more last weekend in an impressive 4-0 hammering of Lorient, told Foot Plus.
"They Valenciennes) played it like a Cup game while we were not as sharp as usual. It's a setback. Maybe, when you see you can't win a game you should just try not to lose it."