Ligue 1: Planus strikes as Bordeaux down Monaco; Marseille stutter against Toulouse; Lyon’s Gomis haunts his old club

St. Etienne 0 – Lyon 1 (Ligue 1, October 31, 2009) Bafetimbi Gomis scored the only goal against his former side as Lyon defeated rivals Saint-Etienne.

Marseille 1 – Toulouse 1 (Ligue 1, October 31, 2009) Brazilian striker Brandao salvaged a 1-1 draw for Olympique Marseille at home to Toulouse, who had opened the scoring through France midfielder Moussa Sissoko despite being down to 10 men. Toulouse keeper Yohann Pele was sent off after eight minutes following a rough tackle on striker Mamadou Niang but the visitors went ahead when Sissoko drove in a 30-metre free kick 19 minutes later. Marseille snatched a point 15 minutes from time when Brandao connected with a cross from Ivory Coast striker Bakary Kone.

Auxerre 2 – Montpellier 1 (Ligue 1, October 31, 2009)

Bordeaux 1 – Monaco 0 (Ligue 1, October 31, 2009) Defender Marc Planus poked the ball home in the 62nd minute after keeper Stephane Ruffier had parried a Marouane Chamakh header. Monaco hardly created a chance as Bordeaux controlled the game in midfield with France playmaker Yoann Gourcuff producing a fine display.

Boulogne 1 – Nancy 2 (Ligue 1, October 31, 2009) The ten men of Nancy snatched a late winner to beat Boulogne and edge closer to the European places. Nancy took the lead through Issiar Dia but were quickly pegged back as Alexandre Cuvillier poked home from close range after 15 minutes. The game looked to be heading for a draw as Nancy, who had dominated without scoring, were reduced to 10 men with the loss of Jordan Loties with 13 minutes to go, but Youssouf Hadji nodded in the winner with seven minutes left.

Grenoble 0 – Lille 2 (Ligue 1, October 31, 2009)

Lens 1 – Lorient 1 (Ligue 1, October 31, 2009) Lens were indebted to a second-half goal from Eduardo Dos Santos as they earned draw against Lorient after dominating most of the game.


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