Teenager Kylian Mbappe scored a hat-trick as Monaco thrashed Metz 5-0 to move clear again at the Ligue 1 summit.
Radamel Falcao added Monaco's other two goals as the prolific pacesetters restored their three-point advantage over Paris St Germain, who beat Bordeaux 3-0 on Friday night.
The win also extends Monaco's unbeaten run to seven games in Ligue 1, six of which have ended in victory, but the result was marred by an injury to home forward Gabriel Boschilia, who was carried off in a stretcher...
Former West Ham forward Dimitri Payet scored on his first start for Marseille in a 2-0 victory against Guingamp in Ligue 1 on Wednesday.
Payet, making only his second appearance following his return to the French club since he requested to leave the Hammers during last month's transfer window, netted a free kick in the 76th minute.
Bafetimbi Gomis, on a season-long loan from Swansea, had scored the opening goal of the game for Marseille with a diving header midway through the first half.
Goals from Thiago Silva and Edinson Cavani in the last nine minutes helped Paris Saint-Germain stay well-positioned in the Ligue 1 title race with a 3-1 win at Dijon.
PSG are second in the table, just three points behind leaders Monaco and above Nice on goal difference.
Playing without many regulars including the injured Marco Verratti, Javier Pastore and Angel Di Maria, PSG lacked imagination in the final third and struggled to find openings against a well-organised Dijon.
Lucas opened the scoring...