St-Étienne and Montpellier pick up wins

AS Saint-Étienne and Montpellier Hérault SC maintained their push for UEFA Europa League spots with victories, and FC Nantes also picked up three points.

Yohan Mollo celerbates with St-Étienne team-mates after scoring in the win against Metz
Yohan Mollo celerbates with St-Étienne team-mates after scoring in the win against Metz ©AFP/Getty Images

• FC Metz without a league win since 1 November after 3-2 home loss to AS Saint-Étienne.

• Lucas Barrios double helps Montpellier Hérault SC see off Stade de Reims 3-1.
• FC Nantes move eighth with 2-1 victory over Évian Thonon Gaillard FC.
• Second-bottom RC Lens boost survival hopes with 1-0 home win against Toulouse FC.
• Raphael Guerreiro and Jordan Ayew goals help FC Lorient see off SC Caen 2-1.
• On Friday, Anthony Martial struck twice as AS Monaco FC beat nine-man SC Bastia 4-0.

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Serie A: Juventus pull further clear

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