Olympique Lyon ended a run of three games without a win on Friday evening in Ligue 1, while Dijon boosted their survival bid.
Olympique Lyon 2-1 Angers
Olympique Lyon got back to winning ways with 2-1 victory over Angers and cemented third spot in the process.
Memphis Depay set the home side on their way with the opening goal after 14 minutes, while Martin Terrier secured the second goal six minutes before halftime.
An own goal from Louis Tousart gave Angers some on 89 minutes, but it proved to be nothing more than a consolation
As a result, Lyon move six points clear of fourth-place Saint-Etienne, while Angers remain in 12th spot.
Dijon 3-2 Rennes
Dijon boosted their survival hopes with a 3-2 victory over Rennes at the Stade Gaston-Gérard.
Naif Aguerd opened the scoring on 20 minutes before Adriean Hunou levelled matters in the 52nd minute.
Benjamin Jeannot restored Dijon's lead three minutes later, only for M'Baye Niang to equalise for Rennes on 61 minutes.
However, the home side had the final laugh as Wesley Said fired home his fourth goal of the season in the 83rd minute to seal the win.
Deportivo Alaves 2-2 Real Valladolid
Deportivo Alaves' top-six ambitions took a dent following a 2-2 draw relegation-threatened Real Valladolid.
The home side raced in to a two-goal thanks to strikes from John Guidetti and Jony inside the opening 25 minutes.
Joaquin Fernandez pulled a goal back for Valladolid just before the break, before Enes Unal rescued a point for the visitors from the penalty spot with 14 minutes remaining.