Monaco 0 – Marseille 1 (Ligue 1, February 15, 2009) Bakari Kone’s wonderful lob over keeper Stephane Ruffier sent OM up to third.
Lyon 3 – Le Havre 1 (Ligue 1, February 15, 2009) Ederson broke the deadlock when he flicked the ball past Le Havre keeper Revault in the 34th minute. Abdul Kader Keita made it two with a cool finish a minutes before halftime and despite having John Mensah sent off in the 70th for a second bookable offence, Juninho made it three 16 minutes from the end with a 35-yard free-kick.
PSG 2 – St. Etienne 1 (Ligue 1, February 14, 2009) Paul Le Guen’s PSG went ahead after 26 minutes when defender Mamadou Sakho headed home in a packed goalmouth but St Etienne hit back just seven minutes when Machado’s drive smashed against the bar and Dimitri Payet followed up to poke the ball into the empty net. Les Verts barely had time to celebrate before PSG’s Jeremy Clement headed home Ludovic Giuly’s cross.
Sochaux 1 – Toulouse 2 (Ligue 1, February 14, 2009) The visitors fell behind to Rabiu Afolabi’s 12th minute opener for Sochaux, but they created plenty of chances and got their reward as a Jacques Faty own goal levelled the game in the 32nd minute before Andre-Pierre Gignac’s second half winner. (Toulouse goals here.)
Rennes 1 – Nancy 1 (Ligue 1, February 14, 2009) Jimmy Briand’s late goal helped Rennes move up a spot to sixth after salvaging a draw at home to Nancy, who had taken the lead courtesy of a Youssouf Hadji close-range shot.
Le Mans 1 – Nice 2 (Ligue 1, February 14, 2009) Thorstein Helstad’s 52nd minute strike looked for long periods as though it would be the difference between the two sides, but Emerse Fae struck 12 minutes to bring the scores level. Loic Remy and Gregory Cerdan both saw red to ensure that both sides would end the game with 10-men. Then, with time running out, Nice sub Mahamane Traore made himself a hero by snatching a dramatic late winner.
Valenciennes 1 – Nantes 1 (Ligue 1, February 14, 2009) Rafael Schmitz saw his 13th minute opener cancelled out by Ivan Klasnic just after the hour mark as proceedings ended all square at Stade Nungesser.