Caen moved up to third in Ligue 1 as Andy Delort's goal steered them to a 1-0 home win over St Etienne.
Delort converted at the back post from Vincent Bessat's cross in the 62nd minute to hand the hosts a deserved lead.
The former Wigan striker had already been to the fore as his side applied pressure in the first half, twice being denied by St Etienne goalkeeper Stephane Ruffier.
Delort then teed up a great opportunity that Ronny Rodelin squandered, before breaking the deadlock.
Loic Perrin almost equalised...
St Etienne president Bernard Caiazzo hit out at referee Halis Ozkahya after his side's 3-2 Champions League loss to Lazio in Rome.
The Ligue 1 club finished with nine men at the Stadio Olimpico and were angry that Robert Beric was sent off in the first half for what appeared to be an accidental elbow.
"I'm very proud of our players and our team, but there's one person I think who shouldn't be...
Lazio came from a goal behind to beat nine-man St Etienne 3-2 in a thrilling encounter at the Stadio Olimpico in Europa League Group G.
The French side went ahead after just six minutes courtesy of a scrappy set-piece goal from Moustapha Sall.
But Lazio fought back through goals from Ogenyi Onazi, Wesley Hoedt and Lucas Biglia -- after St Etienne striker Robert Beric was sent off after 32 minutes for an elbow on Mauricio.
Sall was also then sent off for the visitors, before the Italians had to withstand...