Ligue 1 Round-Up
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Lyon continued their relentless charge towards the title with a 4-0 win over Metz.
Lyon continued their relentless charge towards the title with a 4-0 win over Metz at Stade Gerland.
Florent Malouda sent the hosts on their way with the opener after 13 minutes and John Carew doubled the lead three minutes later.
French international Malouda added his second on 33 minutes and Patrick Muller wrapped up the comfortable win with the fourth goal in the final minute.
Bordeaux remain in second after a 2-0 win over Toulouse.
Second half goals from Carlos Henrique and Lilian Laslandes (penalty) were enough to give Bordeaux all three points.
Auxerre moved level on points with third-placed Lille with a 2-0 victory over Nice.
Second-half efforts from Kanga Akale and Rene Bolf gave Jacques Santini's men the spoils at Stade Abbe-Deschamps.
Lens moved into fifth spot with a narrow 1-0 success over struggling Troyes.
Daniel Cousin's solitary goal was enough for Lens to give them the points.
Monaco bounced back to winning ways with an impressive 4-1 victory over Sochaux.
Ernesto Javier Chevanton broke the deadlock after just nine minutes and Marco Di Vaio doubled the lead on 18 minutes.
Olivier Kapo got in on the act with the third right after the break and Di Vaio netted his second on 62 minutes.
Ilan grabbed a goal back for Sochaux on 69 minutes, but it was nothing more than a mere consolation.
Rennes piled the misery on basement boys Ajaccio with a 3-0 win at Stade de la Route-de-Lorient.
Rennes had to wait until five minutes after the break to open the scoring through Yoann Gourcuff.
Goals in the last ten minutes from Olivier Monterrubio and Youssef Hadji put the seal on a comfortable victory for Rennes.
Paris Saint Germain missed the chance to go fifth in Ligue 1 after being held to a 1-1 draw at Nancy.
Jonathan Brison gave Nancy the lead on 23 minutes to stun the visitors.
Nancy wasted a golden chance to double their lead four minutes after the break when Moncef Zerka failed to convert from the penalty spot.
PSG made Nancy pay for that mis,s with Bonaventure Kalou netting a 77th minute equaliser to give the capital side a point.
The draw means PSG have not won in eight games to increase the pressure on manager Guy Lacombe.
Click below for match summaries:
Auxerre 2-0 Nice
Bordeaux 2-0 Toulouse
Lens 1-0 Troyes
Lyon 4-0 Metz
Monaco 4-1 Sochaux
Nancy 1-1 Paris Saint Germain
Rennes 3-0 AC Ajaccio