Lyon see off Nantes
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Ligue 1 leaders Lyon have gone ten points clear after 3-1 home win over Nantes.French champions Lyon have gone ten points clear at the summit of Le Championnat after 3-1 home win over Nantes.
Gerard Houllier's side needed just nine minutes to break the deadlock at Stade de Gerland through Brazilian midfield maestro Juninho Pernambucano.
Mahamadou Diarra doubled Lyon's advantage ten minutes before the break and Brazilian striker Fred made it 3-0 on 57 minutes.
Nantes got a consolation with 17 minutes remaining, as Mamadou Diallo followed his hat-trick against Sochaux last Saturday with another goal against the champions.
While Lyon look on course to claiming another league title, Friday's result keeps Nantes in the bottom half of the table.
Lyon will now prepare for UEFA Champions League action next Tuesday, as they travel to Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven in their round of 16 first leg tie.
Click below for a match summary:
Lyon 3-1 Nantes