Lille earn big win over champions Marseille; VA hold Lyon 2-2; Bordeaux beat Sochaux; PSG lose; Monaco, Montpellier in home wins

Lille 3 – Marseille 2 (Ligue 1, May 8, 2010) Champions OM took the lead in the sixth minute when Mamadou Niang curled a lovely shot into the top-right corner. Marseille had goalkeeper Steve Mandanda sent off in the 28th minute after he felled Gervinho inside the penalty area, with Yohan Cabaye converting the ensuing spotkick, but Didier Deschamps’s side restored their lead in first-half injury time when Vitorino Hilton smashed home. Lille drew level through Tulio De Melo with 10 minutes to play though and secured a victory that takes them to the brink of the Champions League when right-back Mathieu Debuchy converted a corner at the near post in the fourth minute of injury time.

Valenciennes 2 – Lyon 2 (Ligue 1, May 8, 2010) Kim Kallstrom gave them a 16th-minute lead but Johan Audel levelled the scores in the 71st minute and Renaud Cohade gave the home side the lead from the penalty spot eight minutes later. However, an injury-time own goal from substitute Bobo Balde gifted Lyon a point.

Bordeaux 2 – Sochaux 0 (Ligue 1, May 8, 2010) Second-half goals from Wendel (penalty) and Benoit Tremoulinas gave sixth-placed Bordeaux a 2-0 win over Sochaux.

Grenoble 2 – Boulogne 0 (Ligue 1, May 8, 2010) The clash of the bottom two – Grenoble and Boulogne – went the way of basement team Grenoble thanks to a goal in each half from Danijel Ljuboja (first & second).

Le Mans 1 – PSG 0 (Ligue 1, May 8, 2010) PSG’s poor away record again cost them dear as they slipped to a 1-0 defeat at already-relegated Le Mans.

Monaco 2 – Nancy 1 (Ligue 1, May 8, 2010) Jordan Loties’ own goal gave the hosts the edge at the Stade Louis II and Moussa Maazou’s 58th-minute goal doubled the advantage before Andre Joel Sami replied for Nancy 15 minutes from time.

Montpellier 2 – Lorient 1 (Ligue 1, May 8, 2010) Montpellier are fifth after a 2-1 win over Lorient, with Victor Hugo Montano (28) and Souleymane Camara (42, penalty) putting them in control before Gregory Bourillon grabbed a consolation goal a minute from time.

Rennes 2 – Nice 2 (Ligue 1, May 8, 2010) Jerome Leroy (60) and Sylvain Marveaux (66) were on target for Rennes in their 2-2 draw against Nice, for whom Anthony Mounier (12) and Emerse Fae (77) netted.


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