Paris Saint-Germain moved back into second place in Ligue 1 and narrowed the gap on league leaders Monaco to three points with a 4-0 victory over Guingamp at the Parc des Princes.
Despite the comprehensive scoreline, Unai Emery’s team did not have it all their own way and were made to wait for the win with the goals not coming until after half-time, when Angel Di Maria and Edinson Cavani scored in quick succession.
Cavani then got his name on the score sheet again midway through the second half and Blaise Matuidi put the icing on the cake with a strike in injury time.
Marseille battled to a stalemate at Toulouse as they failed to move into the top five.
Victory would have seen OM leapfrog Bordeaux for the last European place but they had to settle for a 0-0 draw at Stadium Municipal.
The hosts came closest to breaking the deadlock after just 10 minutes, Martin Braithwaite hitting the crossbar from a good position.
Marseille were much improved after the interval, with France international Dimitri Payet moving to the fore as the game progressed, but failing to find the net.
St Etienne also lost ground in their attempt to chase down fifth-placed Bordeaux after drawing 1-1 at home with Nantes, who led through Prejuce Nakoulma’s early strike.
The hosts, now without a victory at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard for two months, equalised midway through the second half when Benjamin Corgnet scored but St Etienne could not find a winning goal.