Ligue 1: Marseille held by Rennes; Away wins for PSG, Lyon & newbies Boulogne

Rennes 1 – Marseille 1 (Ligue 1, August 22, 2009) Jerome Leroy gave the hosts a 37th minute advantage from the penalty spot but Mamadou Niang secured a share of the spoils for the visitors with an equaliser seven minutes after the interval.

Valenciennes 2 – PSG 3 (Ligue 1, August 22, 2009) Peguy Luyindula was at the centre of a beautiful one-two on the edge of the Valenciennes box to fire PSG into a first half lead. Mevlut Erdinc put the Parisians 2-up after the VA defence failed to deal with a ball through the middle. A sweet free-kick from Ivorian striker Siaka Tiene brought the hosts back into the match but a late third from Christophe Jallet earned PSG the points.

Auxerre 0 – Lyon 3 (Ligue 1, August 22, 2009) A brilliant near post flick from Jean Alain Boumsong and a second from Jean Makoun put Lyon in control at Auxerre. A back post volley from Miralem Pjanic sealed the win for OL.

Monaco 2 – Lorient 0 (Ligue 1, August 22, 2009) Goals from Frederic Nimani and Nene put Monaco 2-up against Lorient at the break.

St. Etienne 0 – Boulogne 1 (Ligue 1, August 22, 2009) Newbies Boulogne took the lead a St. Etienne thanks to a Alexandre Cuvillier strike in first half.

Montpellier 2 – Sochaux 0 (Ligue 1, August 22, 2009) An Alberto Costa penalty on the hour was enough for newly promoted Montpellier to claim the three points.

Le Mans 2 – Nancy 1 (Ligue 1, August 22, 2009) Thorstein Helstad and Anthony Le Tallec put Le Mans in control, Damian Macaluso netting a 90th minute consolation for Nancy.

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