It was a massive weekend of Ligue 1 action, with Paris Saint-Germain pulling clear of their title rivals for the first time thanks to the defeats of Lyon and Marseille. Before that, though, PSG fired an ominous warning to the chasing pack with a dominant 4-0 destruction of Toulouse in the Pink City on Friday.
Lyon and Marseille meanwhile lost their games, OL going down 3-1 in Corsica to Ajaccio in a shock result and OM losing 1-0 at home to Nancy who move off the bottom. The results mean that Carlo Ancelotti’s side have moved three points clear of Remi Garde’s men and six clear of third-placed OM.
Elsewhere, Saint-Etienne continued their good form with a 2-1 win over Sochaux, and they are marching towards a European qualification place. As are Nice, they won 2-0 at Brest to stay level on points with Bordeaux in fourth and one point clear of les Verts who trail in sixth.
There was movement at the bottom, too. Nancy moved off the foot of the table with that win in Marseille, Troyes take their place despite claiming a brave point in Lille. Reims are now slipping even closer to hitting rock-bottom after a heavy 3-1 defeat at Montpellier that leaves Hubert Fournier’s side without a win since October.