Nancy 0 – Marseille 3 (Ligue 1, October 17, 2009) Mathieu Valbuena gave Marseille the dream start with the opener after just five minutes before late strikes from Brandao (78) and Fabrice Abriel (81) made the game safe for Didier Deschamps’ men.
Lyon 0 – Sochaux 2 (Ligue 1, October 17, 2009) A goal in each half from Jacques Faty (17) and Sloan Privat (89) gave Sochaux a famous win and left Lyon with much to think about ahead of their Champions League trip to Liverpool next week.
Montpellier 2 – Saint-Etienne 1 (Ligue 1, October 17, 2009) Montepellier moved level on points with Lyon at the top of the table as St. Etienne were always facing an uphill battle from the moment Yohan Andreu was sent off on the stroke of half-time. Goals from Karim Ait Fana (54) and Souleymane Camara (60) were enough to give Montepellier all three points with Gonzalo Bergessio pulling a goal back from the penalty spot on 71 minutes.
Le Mans 1 – Boulogne 1 (Ligue 1, October 17, 2009) Le Mans looked to be heading for a vital home win when Roland Lamah fired them in front on 62 minutes only for Fabien Robert to grab an equaliser two minutes into injury-time.
Valenciennes 2 – Grenoble 0 (Ligue 1, October 17, 2009) Mahamadou Samassa fired the home side in front on 16 minutes and Fahid Ben Khalfallah doubled the lead five minutes later.
Auxerre 1 – Bordeaux 0 (Ligue 1, October 17, 2009) Fernando Cavenaghi was the guilty man for Bordeaux when he missed from the spot on 32 minutes and things got worse for Bordeaux when Valter Birsa netted the winner for Auxerre 17 minutes from time.