AS Monaco moved three points clear of Paris St Germain at the top of Ligue 1 on Saturday after seeing off Lille 4-1 away, while Olympiq...
AS Monaco moved three points clear of Paris St Germain at the top of Ligue 1 on Saturday after seeing off Lille 4-1 away, while Olympique Lyonnais fell to a second straight defeat when they were beaten 3-1 by Bordeaux at home.
Monaco, who beat PSG 3-1 last Sunday in an early setback for Unai Emery's defending champions, were rampant against Lille with Vincent Enyeama in goal, going 2-0 up inside 17 minutes after Djibril Sidibe's opener and Adama Traore's close-range finish past helpless Enyeama.
Fabinho added a third just after halftime with a thunderous finish and new signing Kamil Glikrounded off the rout in the 71st minute before Julian Palmieri volleyed in a late consolation goal for the hosts.
The victory put Monaco top on 10 points, extending their lead over PSG, who were stunned on Friday when St Etienne bagged a stoppage-time equaliser to secure a 1-1 draw.
While Monaco's fine start to the season continued, Lyon slipped further off the pace after their defensive deficiencies were exposed by Bordeaux, despite taking a second-minute lead through Aldo Kalulu.
Malcom responded for the visitors with a long-range effort in the 33rd minute.
After OL captainMaxime Gonalons was red carded in the 67th, Bordeaux's Gregory Sertic and Jeremy Menezfound the net as Hubert Fournier's side dropped to sixth on six points.