Paris St Germain sunk Caen 3-0 to head into the winter break with 51 points, breaking the record for the most amassed during the first half of the season set by Olympique Lyonnais in 2006. Lyon lost 2-1 at Ajaccio thanks to a Mohamed Wael Larbi double while Angers’ good run came to an end with a 1-0 defeat at St Etienne.
PSG are 19 points clear of second-placed Monaco who have 32 after drawing 0-0 at 10-man Troyes. Angers, in third, have 31 and Caen are on 30.Tenth-placed Olympique Marseille drew 1-1 at Girondins Bordeaux.
(Editing by Tony Jimenez)