Bordeaux slip up at PSG; Montpellier stutter at Le Mans; Toulouse relegate Grenoble

PSG 3 – Bordeaux 1 (Ligue 1, April 10, 2010) The turning point in the match in Paris came on the half hour when Bordeaux goalkeeper Ulrich Rame was sent of for handling the ball outside his area and Sylvain Armand converted the resulting free-kick. Mevlut Erding fired home under the bar to double PSG’s advantage after 75 minutes. Bordeaux pulled one back with a headed goal by defender Ludovic Sane five minutes from time but forward Guillaume Hoarau sealed the home side’s win, also with a header.

Le Mans 2 – Montpellier 2 (Ligue 1, April 10, 2010) Montpellier got off to the worst possible start as Roland Lamah grabbed the opener inside the first minute to stun the title-chasers. By halftime the match had turned with a goal from Karim Ait-Fana (12) and a penalty from Souleymane Camara (33) handing Montpellier the lead at the break. Gregory Cerdan received his marching order for a deliberate handball three minutes before the interval for Le Mans. Montpellier failed to capitalise with the extra man and Le Mans duly punished them as Lamah scored his second of the game 20 minutes from time.

Monaco 2 – Valenciennes 1 (Ligue 1, April 10, 2010) VA opened after 36 minutes when a Gael Danic free-kick fizzed into the near post was turned home by Milan Bisevac. Monaco levelled on the hour when free-kick specialist Nene lined an effort up from 30-yards that deflected off the wall and into the net. Moussa Maazou completed the turnaround for the Municipality in the closing stages.

Lorient 1 – Rennes 1 (Ligue 1, April 10, 2010) Sigamary Diarra opened the scoring for the hosts after 13 minutes before Romain Danze levelled three minutes before the break. The result means Rennes edge Lorient in seventh place with a slightly better goal difference, with both sides on 50 points.

Toulouse 4 – Grenoble 0 (Ligue 1, April 10, 2010) Toulouse summed up Grenoble’s  season with an easy 4-0 home win with substitute Franck Tabanou grabbing a brace. Either side of Tabanou’s double, Machado Paulo opened the scoring on nine minutes before Andre-Pierre Gignac sealed the rout with the fourth on 85 minutes. The win moves Toulouse up to 12th place while their victims are now condemned to the drop.