Lyon are up to fourth in Ligue 1 after cruising to a 3-0 win over Toulouse on Friday.
Hubert Fournier’s men went into the game 10 points adrift of leaders Paris Saint-Germain after finishing second behind the capital club last season.
But they at least temporarily moved within seven points of the defending champions with a routine victory over a struggling Toulouse team.
Sergi Darder opened the scoring in the 18th minute with his first goal since joining from Malaga in August by converting a clever cross from Mathieu Valbuena, who made it 2-0 after 69 minutes.
Former Marseille playmaker Valbuena fired home from the edge of the area before Maxwel Cornet rounded off the win late on with a confident finish into the top-left corner.
Lyon are now within two points of third-placed Caen, whose three-game winning streak game to an end with a 2-0 home defeat to Nantes.
Yacine Bammou and Adrien Thomasson were on target for Nantes, who themselves have now won three in a row and are up to eighth.
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