Ligue 1 goals: Benzema sinks Caen; St. Etienne fight the drop with a win over Auxerre

Caen 0 – Lyon 1 (Ligue 1, December 20, 2008) Lyon’s stranglehold on the French league continued with a narrow win at Caen, Karim Benzema scoring with a high shot in the near post just before the break.

St. Etienne 2 – Auxerre 0 (Ligue 1, December 20, 2008) Paulo Machado gave the hosts the lead, seeing his free-kick hit the wall before thumping home the rebound. Bafetimbi Gomis sealed the win with a second two minutes from time.

Toulouse 2 – Nice 2 (Ligue 1, December 20, 2008) Toulouse were on the brink of a victory after a brace from Andre Andre-Pierre Gignac cancelled out Anthony Modeste’s strike. But in the dying seconds Vincent Hognon struck an equaliser for Nice.