Ligue 1: Bordeaux beats Nancy to go top of French league; Lyon draw with Rennes

Lyon 1 – Rennes 1 (Ligue 1, November 29, 2009) Lyon missed out on the chance to go level on points with Bordeaux at the top when they were held 1-1 at home to Rennes. The visitors took an early lead in the 14th minute when Asamoah Gyan fired home. However Lyon striker Lisandro Lopez saved the hosts blushes with a 42nd minute equaliser.

Nancy 0 – Bordeaux 3 (Ligue 1, November 29, 2009) Bordeaux took the lead in the 25th minute in Nancy, Yoan Gouffran pulling the ball back for Fernando Menegazzo to score with a low shot. Brazilian midfielder Geraldo Wendel skipped past two Nancy defenders before chipping goalkeeper Gennaro Bracigliano for Bordeaux’s second in the 61st minute and Gouffran sealed the win with an angled shot which flew in off the post in the 75th.

Le Mans 1 – St. Etienne 1 (Ligue 1, November 29, 2009) Anthony Le Tallec drew even with a 73rd minute header for Le Mans after Brazilian striker Araujo Ilan tucked home a cross from Bakary Sako in the 18th to open the scoring for Saint-Etienne.