Ligue 1 round-up
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Lyon surged 17 points clear at the top of the table after a crushing 4-0 win at Lens.
Lyon surged 17 points clear at the top of the table after a crushing 4-0 win at nearest rivals Lens.
The reigning champions appear determined to wrap up the title as quickly as possible and dished out a beating to second-placed Lens.
Juninho Pernambucano started the rout by scoring on 23 minutes and Florent Malouda scored on 35 minutes.
Cris netted the third goal six minutes after half-time before Juninho scored his second of the game just past the hour mark.
Paris Saint Germain endured another frustrating home game after being held 0-0 by Nice.
The capital club are languishing at the wrong end of Ligue 1, but were unable to make the breakthrough against their fellow strugglers.
Auxerre moved away from the danger zone after coming from behind to beat Lorient 2-1 at home.
The highly-rated Andre-Pierre Gignac put Lorient ahead on 14 minutes, but Auxerre were level within eight minutes through Kanga Akale.
Poland international Ireneusz Jelen proved to be the match-winner as he struck nine minutes into the second half.