Angry Bordeaux fans protest during match

Bordeaux have routed Nimes 6-0 in a French Ligue 1 game that was temporarily halted in the first half after dozens of home fans stormed onto the field to protest against the club's board.

Bordeaux's group of hardcore fans Ultramarines came down from the stands 11 minutes into the game and staged a protest on the sideline, causing referee Clement Turpin to stop the game and send both teams back into their dressing rooms.

The game resumed about 25 minutes later and forward Josh Maja scored twice in the first half before he completed his hat-trick in the 53rd minute.

The 20-year-old Nigerian then set up Nicolas de Preville for Bordeaux's fourth goal.

Otavio, who had never scored in the league, netted twice to finish off the rout.

Bordeaux are third in the league standings but the club's angry fans are asking for the club's long-time president Frederic Longuepee to step down.

The Ultramarines group say Longuepee is prioritising commercial interests over fans.

Longuepee said after the match he has no intention to step down.

The protests came amid a period of uncertainty at Bordeaux, with the club's two main shareholders planning to part ways.

Dimitri Payet set up Marseille's opening goal then scored from the penalty spot as Andre Villas-Boas' side posted a fifth consecutive league win by beating Angers 2-0.

The visitors scored against the run of the play when Payet caught the hosts off guard on a set piece in the 17th minute to tee up an unmarked Morgan Sanson.

Payet made it 2-0 from the spot before the interval by sending goalkeeper Ludovic Butelle the wrong way after Romain Thomas fouled Hiroki Sakai in the box.

The result lifted Marseille within two points of league leaders Paris Saint-Germain, who have two games in hand and host Nantes on Wednesday, while Angers dropped to fifth.

Jonathan Ikone scored the only goal as Lille won 1-0 at Lyon to jump up to fourth.

After a goalless first half, Ikone struck on 68 minutes to lift Lille into the Europa League spot.

Meanwhile, midfielder Cristian Battocchio scored a hat-trick as Brest routed Strasbourg 5-0 for their biggest win this season.

Battocchio, an Argentine-born Italian midfielder, made the most of a rare start to open his scoring account in the league.