Paris: Bordeaux defeated Saint-Etienne 1-0 on Sunday to close the gap on the leading trio Lyon, Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain.
A 42nd minute strike from Diego Rolan, which `handcuffed` goalkeeper keeper Stephane Ruffier, lifted Willy Sagnol`s side level on 40 points with Monaco and one point behind fourth-placed Saint-Etienne.
It was Bordeaux`s first win at home since December 6, while Saint-Etienne failed to win in the league for the fifth straight outing.
Leaders Lyon, who are on 50 points and one above Marsille and PSG, are in action later Sunday away at Lorient.
Monaco have a game in hand after their Saturday match at home to Montpellier was postponed due to an unplayable pitch.