Ligue 1 round-up: PSG bounce back from Champions League exit with emphatic win
Last Updated: 10/03/18 11:39pm
Paris Saint-Germain bounced back from their Champions League loss to Real Madrid by trouncing Ligue 1's bottom side Metz 5-0.
Youngster Christopher Nkunku made it three goals in two games with a double while Thomas Meunier, Kylian Mbappe and Thiago Silva also found the net.
PSG had to wait less than five minutes for the opening goal, Meunier finding the bottom corner after Mbappe's shot was blocked.
Nkunku then struck twice in nine minutes and Mbappe made it four before half-time, with Thiago heading in a late fifth to complete a resounding win that restored PSG's 14-point lead at the top.
Metz are now eight points adrift at the bottom after Lille secured a morale-boosting point with a 1-1 draw against European hopefuls Montpellier.
Nicolas Pepe put Lille ahead in the 41st minute but Jerome Roussillon equalised with 64 minutes gone.
Lille are now level on points with Troyes, who looked set to hold on for an impressive point at Nantes only for Emiliano Sala to net the winner four minutes from time for a 2-1 victory.
That was enough to lift Nantes up to fifth ahead of Montpellier and Rennes, who drew 1-1 with St Etienne.
Neven Subotic put Les Verts ahead in the first half but Ismaila Sarr grabbed the equaliser in the 86th minute.
It was the same score between Dijon and Amiens at the Stade Gaston Gerard.
Moussa Konate gave the visitors the lead in first-half injury time before Wesley Said equalised 21 minutes from time.
There was little entertainment on show at the Matmut Atlantique, where Bordeaux and Angers drew 0-0.
The result moves Angers four points away from the bottom three, with nine games to go before the end of the season.