Lille 2 – Bordeaux 1 (Ligue 1, August 31, 2008) Fernando Cavenaghi scored a stunner to break the deadlock for Bordeaux, smacking a half volley from 30 yards out which rocketed into the net. But just three minutes later Bastos equalised, and Obraniak bagged the winner for Lille in the second half.
St Etienne 0 – Lyon 1 (Ligue 1, August 31, 2008) Lyon joined Marseille at the top of the French first division, Karim Benzema struck in the 55th minute with a low right-footed curving shot that eluded the diving Jody Viviani to slip in by the far post.
Nancy 2 – Le Havre 1 (Ligue 1, August 30, 2008) Nancy moved ahead in the 10th minute, Marc-Antoine Fortune stole the ball and unleashed a powerful shot that brushed the post. Amadou Alassane brought Nancy 10 minutes later, and the home side snatched victory when Andre Luiz scored with 4 minutes remaining.
Grenoble 1 – Monaco 0 (Ligue 1, August 30, 2008) Moreira’s ugly back post volley keeps Grenoble near the top of the table.
Nice 2 – Valenciennes 0 (Ligue 1, August 30, 2008)