Grenoble 1 – Bordeaux 3 (Ligue 1, January 20, 2010) Grenoble opened the scoring through playmaker Laurent Battles just before halftime but had midfielder Jimmy Juan sent off for a second booking early in the second half. The visitors then stepped up a gear and took the points courtesy of headed goals from winger Yoan Gouffran and Morocco striker Marouane Chamakh followed by a late strike from Argentine forward Fernando Cavenaghi.
Sochaux 2 – Lille 1 (Ligue 1, January 20, 2010) Montpellier went above Lille, as they slipped to a 2-1 loss ay Sochaux. The home side raced into a two-goal lead early on with Damien Perquis and Stephane Dalmat firing home. Robert Vittek pulled one back, but Lille could not find an equaliser and now slip to third.
PSG 0 – Monaco 1 (Ligue 1, January 20, 2010) Sixth-placed Monaco also kept up the pace with a 1-0 win at PSG, Edel’s own goal with 22 minutes left gave the Principality outfit the win at the Parc des Princes.
Lorient 1 – Lyon 3 (Ligue 1, January 20, 2010) Lyon remain level on points with Marseille in fifth after a good 3-1 win at FC Lorient. Pierre Ducasse had given Lorient a first half lead, but Lyon hit-back on the hour through Lisandro Lopez, before Kim Kallstrom grabbed a brace to seal the win.
Marseille 2 – Le Mans 1 (Ligue 1, January 20, 2010) Marseille remain in fourth but have closed the gap on the top-three after they came from behind to claim a win over third from bottom Le Mans. Anthony Le Tallec put Le Mans ahead at the Stade Velodrome, but a brace from Mamadou Niang sealed the win for Didier Deschamps’ side.
Nice 0 – Auxerre 1 (Ligue 1, January 20, 2010) Ireneusz Jelen’s controversial stoppage-time winner handed Auxerre all three points against a depleted Nice side. Jelen struck late on from what looked like a clear offside position to see Auxerre remain level on points with fourth-placed Marseille as well as Lyon and Monaco.
Lens 0 – Montpellier 1 (Ligue 1, January 20, 2010) Montpellier moved up to second thanks to a goal from Colombian striker Victor Hugo Montano three minutes from time.