Sunday 22 January 2017 23:35, UK
Gabriel Boschilia and Valere Germain both struck twice as Monaco beat Lorient 4-0 on Sunday to move two points clear at the top of Ligue 1.
Brazilian striker Boschilia netted a brace inside the opening half hour as Monaco punished slack Lorient defending in driving rain at the Stade Louis II before Germain curled in a third on 37 minutes.
The Frenchman then grabbed his second on the hour as Leonardo Jardim's free-scoring side collected a fifth win in six games to claim the outright lead, following Nice's 1-1 draw at Bastia on Friday.
Third are Paris Saint-Germain, three points behind Monaco, and the two go head to head in the French capital next weekend.
Alexandre Lacazette netted a second-half brace to get Lyon back to winning ways in a 3-1 success at home against Marseille.
Mathieu Valbuena opened the hosts' account two minutes before the break with Lacazette's double on 61 and 75 minutes moving him second in the Ligue 1 top scorers list with 17 goals.
Marseille's Brazilian defender Doria got a goal back for the visitors who drop one spot to seventh.
Earlier, Saint-Etienne beat struggling Angers 2-1, to move ahead of Marseille into sixth position.