Fontvieille, Monaco (SportsNetwork.com) - Lyon wasted an opportunity to put some distance between themselves and those below them in the table on Sunday after the club was held to a scoreless draw against Monaco at the Stade Louis II.
With second and third place Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain, respectively, both notching three points this weekend, Lyon had the opportunity to extend their lead over Marseille to four points with a victory, but the club was held in check by a stout Monaco defense.
Lyon entered the day looking for a second straight win following a 2-0 result over Metz last time out, but the finishing was off for the duration of the 90 minutes.
Lyon had the better of possession, keeping 57 percent of the ball and firing three attempts on target, but they could only take one point away from the match to move to 49 points from 23 matches, two clear of Marseille.
Monaco, meanwhile, managed just one attempt on frame and moves to 40 points with the result but they remain seven points behind PSG for the coveted final Champions League place in Ligue 1.
Also in France's top flight on Sunday, Caen moved out of the bottom three with a 1-0 win over Saint Etienne thanks to a 41st-minute strike from Julien Feret.
Claudio Beauvue netted his 11th goal of the season in the 28th minute to give Guingamp an early 1-0 lead over Bordeaux, but the visitors failed to hold the lead as Maxime Poundje found the equalizer in the 56th minute, forcing the clubs to share the spoils.