Title pretenders Lens and Paris St Germain did little to inspire faith in their fans with a dire 0-0 draw on Sunday.
Lens, led by the legendary figure Guy Roux, and PSG, whose coach Paul Le Guen previously led Lyon to three successive titles, were believed to be among the hopefuls ready to wrest the championship trophy away from Lyon this season.
But both are still waiting for their first win following this uninspiring stalemate.
PSG dominated the first half creating a plethora of chances but Pegguy Luyindula wasted the best of them, dinking the ball over the bar under pressure from goalkeeper Vedran Runje.
It was a different story after the break as Lens's Nenad Kovacevic fired over from inside the area on 50 minutes.
The hosts' Kanga Akale came closest to breaking the deadlock in the last 10 minutes but he hit the bar from Abdoulrazak Boukari's pull-back.
In the day's other match, Lille won for the first time this season, claiming a 2-1 success at Metz.