It was a good opportunity for AC Ajaccio to put pressure on Toulouse. But hung by Valenciennes (0-0), this Friday, the Corsican club missed it. If successful, the ACA could have taken the lead in the Championship, pending the leader’s match on Monday (8:45 p.m.) in Niort. Instead, the Violets remain leaders, one point ahead of their runner-up, and one game less.

For his part, Sochaux did not miss the great operation, even if the Lionceaux had to wait for additional time (90th 3) and a header from Joseph Lopy to dominate Pau (2-1). This success allows them to climb temporarily on the podium, in front of Paris FC, which also narrowly won against Bastia (1-0), to chain a fourth consecutive victory, and Auxerre, which will receive Caen, Saturday (3 p.m. ). Le Havre, winner in Grenoble (2-1), came back on the heels of AJA.

At the bottom of the standings, Quevilly-Rouen, who had not won for two months, woke up at the best time to inflict a new defeat on Nancy (2-1), more than ever red lantern. Guingamp could also have sunk into the crisis without a reaction of pride in the face of Dijon. Led 2-0, the Forward turned the situation around in the second half to win (3-2) and jump in the standings (10th).