Second division side Istres dumped Ligue 1 Valenciennes out of the Coupe de France on penalties following a 3-3 draw.
Paris St Germain recovered from a disastrous start to move level with Montpellier at the top of Ligue 1 with a 4-3 victory at Valenciennes.
Players from Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Newcastle United, QPR and Wigan Athletic are represented in the 2012 African Cup of Nations.
Armand Traore, who recently switched international allegiance, has been included in Senegal's 23-man squad for the African Nations Cup.
Facts and figures ahead of the weekend's Ligue 1 action, with league leaders Paris Saint Germain visiting reigning champions Marseille.
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Opta bring you the essential facts and stats ahead of the weekend's acton in Ligue 1.
Lille's astonishing fairytale is complete after they claimed their first Ligue 1 title since 1954 with a 2-2 draw at Paris St Germain.
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