Paraguayan striker Lucas Barrios was the outstanding individual as Montpellier Herault Sport Club beat Stade de Reims 3-1 in Ligue 1.
MHSC are dreaming of European qualification and their hopes will be buoyed by this convincing victory over Reims. They end the weekend in sixth place, four points off Saint-Etienne in fifth with a game in hand.
If Montpellier are to make it to the Europa League, then Barrios will likely be central to their efforts.
The Panther opened the scoring with this sublime finish from outside the box…
…before adding a second from close range after a fine save from the unfortunate Johnny Placide.
Reims responded through Congolese midfielder Prince Oniangue…
…but it was too little, too late, as Morgan Sanson, making the most of space as Reims pushed forward for an unlikely equaliser, sealed the contest with a third goal in the dying moments of the match.