We can’t stop Sochaux! After having missed their start to the season with a draw and two defeats, the Doubistes have since achieved a clear round, making a meteoric rise in the standings. They now total 16 points on their counter and are the new leaders of Ligue 2, following the defeat of Bordeaux at Saint-Étienne (2-0) Earlier in the day. Thanks to goals from Sissoko (26th) and Doumbia (55th), the Lionceaux inflicted a third defeat in a row on Dijon, which tumbled to 8th place.
Le Havre goes on to Niort
A length behind the new leader, Le Havre is also on a good run: the HAC has chained a third success in Niort (1-0) and is ahead of Caen on goal difference. The Caennais emerged victorious at home from their highly ranked duel against Amiens (3-1). Stade Malherbe accelerated after returning from the locker room and scored 2 goals in ten minutes. The Amiens, who remained on 6 matches without defeat, fell from 2nd to 5th place.
Paris FC has finally revived by stopping a series of 5 games without a win in Grenoble (2-1). The Parisians are 10th, just ahead of Bastia, who could not do better than a draw in Nîmes (0-0). In the other meetings, Pau won in Laval (1-0) and leaves the place of red lantern to Rodez, who saved a point at home, at ten, against Valenciennes (1-1). The promoted Annecy recorded their second victory of the season in their stadium against Quevilly-Rouen (1-0).