French leader Montpellier missed a penalty in the fourth minute of injury time Tuesday after a mass brawl between players to draw 2-2 at home with Evian, wasting the chance to put more pressure on Paris Saint-Germain.
Evian led 2-1 until Olivier Giroud scored his league-leading 21st goal of the season for Montpellier in the 84th minute.
Winger Remy Cabella was fouled in the penalty area with just seconds remaining, but forward Souleymane Camara's spot kick was saved by goalkeeper Stephan Andersen.
Camara had to wait several minutes to take the penalty after fighting erupted with Montpellier's Younes Belhanda and Evian's Cedric Mongongu trading blows. Both players were sent off.