Rampant Lyon out to stretch lead in Ligue 1
PARIS, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Olympique Lyon can stretch their lead to 12 points when they travel to struggling Toulouse in an early Ligue 1 game on Saturday.
The four-times champions, who qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League with a 4-1 thrashing of Olympiakos Piraeus on Tuesday, have not lost any of their 19 matches in regulation time this season.
'It shows we refuse to lose,' said French international fullback Anthony Reveillere.
'We just want to remain unbeaten as long as possible,' added Norway striker John Carew.
Later on Saturday, second-placed Bordeaux, who trail Lyon by nine points, travel to Nice with third-placed St Etienne hosting AJ Auxerre.
Les Verts have won their last two league games, although St Etienne coach Elie Baup remains cautious.
'Our goal is to stay in the elite. Our current situation must give us confidence to do better without looking at the standings,' he said.
Fourth-placed Paris St Germain, who slumped to a 2-0 defeat at Auxerre in the last round of matches, will hope to put that right against Monaco at the Parc des Princes on Sunday.
'Some of the players have to try harder. Some mistakes make me mad,' said coach Laurent Fournier.
Improving Olympique Marseille travel to promoted Le Mans, who lead their opponents by one point.
Despite losing to St Etienne and drawing against Lille in their last two games, Marseille have been playing some good football but need to find the net if they are to climb the standings.
Lille, who revived their Champions League hopes on Wednesday with a 1-0 win over Manchester United, take on bottom-of-the-table Racing Strasbourg, who have yet to win a league game this season.
RC Lens, who broke their seven-draw series with a 1-0 defeat of Toulouse last weekend, travel to Sochaux.