St. Etienne 2 – Nantes 1 (Ligue 1, March 8, 2009) In a blistering start, Ivan Klasnic headed Nantes intoÂ fourth minute lead only for Ilan to draw the hosts level with an 11th minute penalty. And Araujo Ilan capped a thrilling first half with a ripper on the half hour mark that arrowed into the top corner.
Rennes 2 – Auxerre 0 (Ligue 1, March 8, 2009) Carlos Bocanegra headed in a cross from Mickael Pagis to put Rennes ahead in the ninth minute, and Jimmy Briand tucked home another cross from Pagis to double the lead in the 36th.
Le Havre 2 – Sochaux 1 (Ligue 1, March 8, 2009) Jacques Faty diverted in a free-kick to open the scoring for Sochaux in the 12th, but Amadou Alassane levelled four minutes later. Olivier Davidas netted the winner for Le Havre after being put clear through on goal and slipping the ball past the keeper.