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.
With the carrot of moving four...
Lucas Barrios hit a hat-trick as Montpellier came from behind to get the better of a five-goal thriller against hosts Metz at the Stade Saint-Symphorien on Saturday night.
The Paraguay striker set the visitors on their way with a 17th-minute penalty before adding two more in the second period as Montpellier won 3-2 to move up to sixth on the strength of their second successive win.
Barrios dispatched his opener from the spot after Anthony Mounier was fouled by Guirane N'Daw in the box but struggling...
French league leaders Lyon have signed teenage hot property Gnaly Maxwel Cornet from Metz.
Cornet, 18, moves with immediate effect to the Ligue 1 front-runners and has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal, Metz announced on their official website.