Lyon & Marseille lead Ligue 1

Lyon 2 – Grenoble 0 (Ligue 1, August 23, 2008) A free header for Makoun and a scrappy goal from Benzema sent Lyon joint top and ended Grenoble’s 100% start to the season.

Le Havre 0 – Marseille 1 (Ligue 1, August 23, 2008) Marseille went top of the table with seven points from three games thanks to a fine free-kick from Boudewijn Zenden.

Valenciennes 3 – Lorient 1 (Ligue 1, August 23, 2008) A flying header from Puyol, a solo effort from Audel and an 89th minute goal from Pieroni gave Valenciennes the win.

Sochaux 1 – PSG 1 (Ligue 1, August 23, 2008) Mevlud Erding opened the scoring for the home side from the spot following a Mamadou Sakho foul inside the box, and Stephane Sessegnon equalised with a powerful shot set up by Ludovic Giuly.

Monaco 1 – Caen 1 (Ligue 1, August 23, 2008) Frederic Nimani headed home the opener from a Dario Simic’s delivery for Monaco, cancelled by a clumsy Jerko Leko own goal.

Le Mans 1 – Saint-Etienne 0 (Ligue 1, August 23, 2008) A fine curling shot from Thorstein Helstad won the game for Le Mans.