Nice boss Lucien Favre found that his side dealt well with the challenge posed by Toulouse as they ran out 3-0 winners and went three points clear atop the table; the TFC's Pascal Dupraz felt Les Aiglons have stepped up a grade.
FC Nantes have announced that René Girard has been relieved of his duties as head coach, making way for reserve-team coach Philippe Mao following the 6-0 mid-week humiliation at the hands of Olympique Lyonnais.
OGC Nice remain a point clear atop the Ligue 1 table after a hard-fought 1-0 win in Guingamp, while Lyon rocketed back to the foot of the podium with a devastating 6-0 win in Nantes. PSG went second after besting Angers 2-0.
Lyon coach Bruno Genesio was thrilled with his resurgent side's accomplished 6-0 demolition of FC Nantes, while PSG coach Unai Emery lauded his squad's adaptability after a 2-0 home win over Angers took them second.