Lyon moved four points clear at the top of Ligue 1 with a 2-0 victory over lowly Metz at Stade de Gerland on Sunday.
Hubert Fournier's leaders extended their winning run to seven league matches thanks to goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Corentin Tolisso, although it may have come at a cost with Lacazette forced off through injury.
The defeat leaves Albert Cartier's Metz struggling in the relegation zone after a disappointing run of 10 league matches without victory.
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Ligue 1 leaders Lyon were dumped out of the Coupe de France in the last 32 after a 3-2 defeat to Nantes.
Vincent Bessat scored a hat trick for Les Canaris, including an 89th-minute winner. The prolific Alexandre Lacazette had given Lyon an early lead but Bessat scored twice in three minutes and then had the final say after Nabil Fekir had equalised.
Fourth-tier US Quevilly, shock finalists in 2012 and semifinalists two years earlier, were at it again as they beat top-flight Bastia 3-1 on penalties.