Alexandre Lacazette scored another two goals as Hubert Fournier’s men moved second behind Ligue 1 leaders Marseille
Lyon were the big winners on Sunday as they leapfrogged defending champions Paris Saint-Germain into second spot in Ligue 1.
Forward Alexandre Lacazette bagged his third consecutive league double as Lyon humiliated 10-man Bordeaux 5-0 away from home to move a point clear of PSG.
League-leading goalscorer Lacazette (17), who has scored more goals than Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani combined, broke the deadlock with a curled effort six minutes before half-time.
Corentin Tolisso doubled the lead 11 minutes after the break, placing the ball beyond Bordeaux goalkeeper Cedric Carrasso.
Bordeaux were reduced to 10 men in the 65th minute when Nicolas Pallois was sent off for a challenge on Clinton N’Jie.
And Lyon made the most of their numerical advantage, with Nabil Fekir, Jordan Ferri and Lacazette all on target during the final nine minutes.
Saint-Etienne are three points beyond Lille and five adrift of leaders Marseille thanks to a comfortable 3-0 victory over third-bottom Evian TG.
Evian TG were no match for the in-form Saint-Etienne, who were led by goals to Max Gradel, Ricky van Wolfswinkel and Romain Hamouma.