Missed penalties cost Montpellier against Bordeaux; Lorient cause Marseille to lose title ground

Bordeaux 1 – Montpellier 1 (Ligue 1, March 7, 2010) Montpellier missed two penalties in the first half. The first by Alberto Costa also saw Mickael Ciani sent off for Bordeaux and the second was taken by Victor Hugo Montano. Arsenal bound (?) striker Marouane Chamakh made Bordeaux pay for their profligacy with a powerful strike on the hour. In the 93rd minute Alberto Costa’s free-kick was poorly dealt with by Carrasso to leave the match all square.

Marseille 1 – Lorient 1 (Ligue 1, March 7, 2010) Mamadou Niang sidefooted OM into the lead but Laurent Koscielny equalised from close range.