Ligue 1: Montpellier sink Lille; Nice edge Toulouse; Away day joy as Lorient beat St. Etienne

Montpellier 2 – Lille 0 (Ligue 1, November 22, 2009) Victor Montano struck twice in the closing 25 minutes to earn Montpellier a first league success since 17 October.

Nice 1 – Toulouse 0 (Ligue 1, November 22, 2009) Loic Remy slotted home a 51st minute penalty after Toulouse defender Cheikh M’Bengue was harshly adjudged to have handled in the area.

St. Etienne 0 – Lorient 2 (Ligue 1, November 22, 2009) Lorient had victory against St. Etienne all but ensured within 17 minutes, Marama Vahirua setting them on their way with a superb free-kick four minutes in and Franco Sosa doubling their advantage 13 minutes later.