Ligue 1 round-up: Lyon go second with win against Nantes
Last Updated: 28/04/18 10:44pm
Lyon seized the initiative in the race for second place in Ligue 1 with a 2-0 win over Nantes on Saturday.
With Paris Saint-Germain already confirmed as champions, Lyon are locked in a battle for the runners-up spot with Monaco and Marseille.
And goals in either half from Memphis Depay and Bertrand Traore sent Bruno Genesio's men into second, with Monaco held to a disappointing 0-0 draw by Amiens.
That means Lyon are a point ahead of Monaco with three games to play.
Depay opened the scoring in fine style as he lashed home from 20 yards six minutes before the break and the former Manchester United man made the second midway through the second half when his surging run allowed Traore to sweep home.
Monaco laboured at home to mid-table Amiens, with Radamel Falcao, Almamy Toure and Joao Moutinho going closest.
Both sides ended with 10 men as Adama Diakhaby and Prince-Desir Gouano saw red at the death after an altercation.
Lille and Troyes breathed life into their relegation battles with important wins with the former beating bottom club Metz 3-1 to move six points clear of their visitors.
Goals from Luiz Araujo and Nicolas Pepe gave Lille a 2-0 half-time lead, before Nolan Roux's effort gave Metz hope early after the restart.
Yves Bissouma's effort late on won it for Lille, who kept level on points with Troyes following their 3-1 win over Caen.
Ivan Santini gave Caen an early lead but it was short-lived as Remy Vercoutre put through his own net to level things up after only seven minutes.
Benjamin Nivet then gave Troyes the advantage, with Hyun-Jun Suk making the game safe in the final 10 minutes.
Bordeaux were also 3-1 winners in the mid-table clash with Dijon while Strasbourg and Nice drew 1-1.