Trailing by two goals after a lacklustre first half, Marseille fought back against a sprightly Lille to level the score in the dying seconds of the game and claw back to within one point of second-placed Nice.
French league leaders Lyon fell to a resurgent Paris Saint Gemain on Saturday, as the Parisian side moved into 5th place. Meanwhile, Saint Etienne slipped to the bottom of the table after defeat against Nice.
French defender William Gallas will be taking no part in Arsenal's trip to Manchester City on Saturday after voicing criticism of his teammates. The Frenchman was reportedly stripped of the captaincy and fined by the London club.
England's young generation beat Germany 2-1 to take its fifth straight win. The Mannschaft was defeated for the first time in Berlin since 1973. Elsewhere, Holland were impressive 3-1 winners over Sweden, and Italy drew 1-1 with Greece.
Argentina enjoyed a 1 to 0 victory over Scotland with an early Maxi Rodriguez goal. It was the first match for former star Diego Maradona as new football coach for Argentina. In other friendly games, England beat Germany 2-1.
Paris' Stade de France didn't witness any goals in the France-Uruguay friendly. Les Bleus, led by coach Raymond Domenech, couldn't transform their field domination into a win despite the return of veteran captain Patrick Vieira.
Former AC Milan and Real Madrid star Ronaldo has for the first time admitted he was thinking of retiring from professional football. The Brazilian 32-year old player has been without any contract since this summer.
Quizzed about Terry Butcher's assertion that he could never forgive Maradona for the 'Hand of God' goal that helped knock England out of the 1986 World Cup, Argentina's new coach said he didn't "know why Butcher is taking this attitude".
Sir Alex Fergusson, Manchester United's emblematic coach, has been fined 10,000 pounds by the Football Association regulatory commission and has been given a two-match touchline ban for improper conduct towards a referee.