Ligue 1: Nice hammer Lyon; Bordeaux grab top spot; Monaco go second; Grenoble lose again

Bordeaux 3 – Le Mans 0 (Ligue 1, October 24, 2009) Laurent Blanc’s side went ahead early on through a Didier Ovono own goal before second half goals from Marouane Chamakh and David Bellion completed the victory.

Boulogne 1 – Monaco 3 (Ligue 1, October 24, 2009) Monaco went ahead ten minutes before half-time through Chu Young Park and their task was simplified as Kevin Das Neves was sent off for Boulogne after a two-footed tackle on Alejandro Alonso. Nene put Monaco ahead with a free-kick after 85 minutes and the same player wrapped up victory with an almost replica strike in injury time.

Rennes 3 – Montpellier 0 (Ligue 1, October 24, 2009) Sylvain Marveaux finished neatly from a Jerome Leroy pass in the first half, while Moussa Sow add dred number two at the start of the second period. In stoppage time Asamoah Gyan added number three with a terrific strike.

Grenoble 1 – Nancy 2 (Ligue 1, October 24, 2009) An own goal and a last-gasp penalty sentenced luckless Grenoble to their 10th consecutive league defeat as Nancy came from behind to claim a 2-1 victory. Danijel Ljuboja put the home side ahead but David Jemmali put through his own net 16 minutes from time before Youssouf Hadji won it for Nancy in the 88th minute.

Nice 4 – Lyon 1 (Ligue 1, October 24, 2009) Claude Puel’s side were thoroughly outplayed as they went four down before a late Ederson consolation. By then, goals from Mamadou Bagayoko, David Hellebuyck and Loic Remy as well as an Aly Cissokho own-goal had decided the result.

Sochaux 1 – Lorient 0 (Ligue 1, October 24, 2009) An early goal from Damien Perquis allowed Sochaux to move within two points of opponents Lorient in the standings.

St. Etienne 0 – Valenciennes 2 (Ligue 1, October 24, 2009) Johan Audel and David Ducourtioux scored the goals as Valenciennes continued their fine league form with victory over St Etienne.