A Karim Benzema double helped Olympique Lyon earn a 3-1 win at Olympique Marseille that gave Girondins Bordeaux a three-point lead at the top of the Ligue 1 table on Sunday.
Fabio Santos has left Olympique Lyon after both parties agreed to end the Brazilian midfielder's contract following a row with coach Claude Puel, the Ligue 1 club said on Wednesday.
Paris St Germain kept their Ligue 1 title hopes alive with a 2-1 home win against mid-table Nice on Sunday.
Olympique Lyon re-established themselves as Ligue 1 leaders with a 2-0 victory at home against struggling Sochaux on Sunday.
An own goal and a penalty gave Olympique Marseille a 2-1 win over Nice to reclaim second place in Ligue 1 from Stade Rennes on Saturday.