Le Mans 1 – Marseille 2 (Ligue 1, September 12, 2009) Brandao chested down Souleymane Diawara’s long ball for OM forward Mamadou Niang to fire the visitors into a 14th-minute lead. Malian striker Modibo Maiga drew the hosts level with an athletic volley in the 61st minute but Didier Deschamps’s men responded immediately and re-asserted their advantage via an emphatic header from Brandao.
Lyon 1 – Lorient 0 (Ligue 1, September 12, 2009) Brazilian winger Michel Bastos headed home in the 72nd minute from a Sidney Govou cross as Lyon moved top of the standings with 13 points from five matches.
Lille 1 – Sochaux 0 (Ligue 1, September 12, 2009) Lille ended a sequence of four matches without a win as Pierre-Alain Frau struck to give them a triumph against Sochaux.
Valenciennes 1 – Boulogne 1 (Ligue 1, September 12, 2009) Gregory Pujol fired Valenciennes ahead before Daniel Moreira equalised in the 82nd minute.