The division’s bottom two met in Ligue 1 today, with Sochaux and Auxerre both hoping to boost their survival chances with a much needed win in this crucial six-pointer. However, neither team could muster the firepower to end their lengthy winless streaks as the game fizzled out into a disappointing 0-0 draw. Despite the result and their poor form, neither team has been cut adrift as the bottom eleven clubs are separated by only seven points and Auxerre even managed to leapfrog Nice courtesy of the latter’s 3-0 capitulation in Dijon.
Elsewhere, the only other winners were Toulouse, who secured an impressive 3-0 away win in Nancy, and Lille, who take all three points home from Brittany thanks to a 1-0 win in Lorient. Another goalless stalemate between relegation strugglers was played out in Corsica, where Brest made the long trek to face Ajaccio. In a weekend of epic away trips Valenciennes travel back from Marseille having shared a point and a goal apiece and Evian Thonon Gaillard salavaged a point from their trip to Cean courtesy of a late Sidney Govou goal.