Lyon improved to seventh place after a dramatic last-gasp win away to bitter local rival Saint-Etienne .
Jimmy Briand headed in Yoann Gourcuff's cross deep into injury time to give Lyon a morale-boosting 2-1 away to bitter local rival Saint-Etienne.
Gourcuff came on as a substitute with 20 minutes remaining and jinked his way down the left flank before clipping over a cross toward the penalty spot, where Briand leapt superbly to nod the ball into the top left corner.
The win moved Lyon up to seventh place, while Saint-Etienne dropped to ninth spot.
Alexandre Lacazette gave the visitors the lead in the 48th minute, thumping in the rebound after Bafetimbi Gomis' header had been saved by goalkeeper Stephane Ruffier.
Winger Romain Hamouma equalized for the hone side midway through the second half after striker Brandao jumped higher than left back Henri Bedimo and nodded the ball down to Hamouma.
Max-Alain Gradel then the crossbar for Saint-Etienne in the 75th.
Midfielder Lucas Deaux paid tribute to the large army of traveling Nantes fans after another impressive win, 3-0 at Bordeaux , for the newly-promoted side.
''When I see other teams playing on television, there are three or four blokes watching the away team. With our lot are three or four thousand and this inspires us,'' Deaux said. ''Bordeaux didn't make the most of the 30 minutes or so when we struggled. After that, their chance had gone.''
Midfielder Vincent Bessat opened the scoring shortly before halftime and defender Papy Djilobodji made it 2-0 in the 61st minute before Filip Djordjevic grabbed his eighth goal of the season shortly after to complete a convincing win.
''We scored three away from home without conceding any, so that's a good performance,'' Bessat said. ''We weren't necessarily expecting to be in fourth place. We're on the crest of a wave, we work enormously hard and we haven't stolen any of our wins.''
Bordeaux's form had improved recently but the defeat leaves it in 11th spot.