Ligue 1: Bordeaux stay top; Marseille hit Montpellier for four; Big away wins for Valenciennes, Monaco & Rennes

Boulogne 0 – Bordeaux 2 (Ligue 1, September 19, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Yoan Gouffran headed home from a corner to put the visitors in the lead on 34 minutes. Bordeaux doubled the advantage when Boulogne defender Yoann Lachor headed a Gourcuff free-kick into his own net with 20 minutes left.

Marseille 4 – Montpellier 2 (Ligue 1, September 19, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) OM raced into a 4-0 lead by the 51st minute through goals from Lucho Gonzalez, Mamadou Niang, Edouard Cisse and Souleymane Diawara. Late goals from Younes Belhanda and Souleymane Camara (penalty) gave the scoreline some respectability.

Lorient 3 – Nancy 1 (Ligue 1, September 19, 2009) Sinamary Diarra opened the scoring two minutes before the break and Kevin Gameiro made it 2-0 on the hour mark. Paul Alo’o pulled one back in stoppage time for Nancy but there was still time for Lorient to add a third through Olivier Monterrubio’s penalty.

St. Etienne 1 – Auxerre 1 (Ligue 1, September 19, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Alain Perrin’s side forged ahead through Gonzalo Bergessio’s 14th-minute goal but Auxerre snatched a point after 75 minutes thanks to Kevin Lejeune’s volley.

Sochaux 2 – Valenciennes 5 (Ligue 1, September 19, 2009) The visitors twice came from behind to win 5-2 thanks to a Gregory Pujol brace and goals from Carlos Sanchez, Johan Audel and Fahid Ben Khalfallah, while Jeremie Brechet and Ryad Boudebouz were on target for the hosts. The home side’s miserable evening was completed with the dismissal of Vaclav Sverkos eight minutes from time.

Nice 1 – Monaco 3 (Ligue 1, September 19, 2009) A penalty from Nene and Alejandro Alonso’s strike meant the visitors were 2-0 up with less than 12 minutes on the clock. Loic Remy pulled one back for Nice three minutes from the break but Alonso restored his side’s two-goal cushion in the 72nd minute.

Grenoble 0 – Rennes 4 (Ligue 1, September 19, 2009) Missiles were launched onto the pitch and flares set off as the game was twice interrupted, with both sets of players leaving the field in the second half. Asamoah Gyan scored twice, the first after only 27 seconds, with Kader Mangane and Sylvain Marveaux also on target.

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