10-man Montpellier loses 2-0 at struggling Nantes
Nantes moved up to 11th, seven points out of the relegation zone.
Montpellier played 71 minutes of the match with 10 men after forward Gaetan Laborde was sent off for a high tackle on Nantes defender Diego Carlos.
Nantes failed to make the most of its chances but eventually took the lead shortly after the hour mark following a rapid counterattack. Valentin Rongier sprinted down the left flank and released Majeed Waris, who fired past Montpellier goalkeeper Benjamin Lecomte.
It was Angers’ fifth successive draw and left it four points above the relegation zone.
Amiens inched two points above the bottom three.
The home side had the better of the chances but could not beat goalkeeper Ludovic Butelle.
Lyon could have leveled on the stroke of halftime but Martinez fired his spot kick wide after he had been fouled by Pablo Martinez.
Moments earlier Memphis Depay had hit the post for Lyon.
Depay atoned for his error by setting up Bertrand Traore for the equalizer four minutes after the break but Bakary Kone restored Strasbourg’s lead just three minutes later.