Paris Saint-Germain gained a comfortable 2-0 win over rivals Marseille at Parc des Princes.
Eric Abidal and Samir Nasri were missing when France coach Didier Deschamps named a 24-man squad on Thursday.
Monaco put the disappointment of losing Radamel Falcao behind them with a 2-0 home win over Olympique Marseille.
It was a bad day for Italian football with both Juventus and Napoli eliminated from the Champions League.
Borussia Dortmund scraped through to the last 16 of the Champions League when they beat 10-man Marseille 2-1 at the Stade Velodrome.
Arsene Wenger challenged his Arsenal players to "finish the job" and guarantee their place in the last 16 of the Champions League with a positive result in
Jack Wilshere struck twice to give Arsenal a 2-0 win over Marseille in Champions League Group F at the Emirates Stadium.
Jack Wilshere scored both goals as Arsenal beat Marseille 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium to all but secure a place in the knockout stages of the Champions League.
France coach Didier Deschamps on Thursday named the following squad to face Ukraine in a 2014 World Cup playoff on Nov.
Two goals from Gonzalo Higuain helped Napoli to win a thrilling match with Marseille 3-2 in Group F of the Champions League.
Two superb goals earned Napoli a 2-1 win at Olympique Marseille on Tuesday.
Paris Saint-Germain maintained their unbeaten start to the Ligue 1 season, defeating rivals Marseille 2-1 at the Stade Velodrome.
Raphael Varane and Loic Remy were called up on Thursday for France's final World Cup qualifier against Finland this month.
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