Lyon get back to winning ways in Ligue 1

Lyon 2 – Le Mans 0 (Ligue 1, November 2, 2008) Karim Benzema opened the scoring with a fine solo goal, firing into the top corner from a tight angle on 21 minutes. Juninho doubled the advantage in the 57th minute, exploiting a defensive blunder to score with a low shot from inside the area.

Rennes 1 – Sochaux 0 (Ligue 1, November 2, 2008) Jimmy Briand scored a penalty within the opening sixty seconds of the match.

Le Havre 2 – Monaco 3 (Ligue 1, November 2, 2008) First half goals from Leandro Cufre and Alexandre Licata put Monaco in control. Loic Nestor got one back for the hosts three minutes after the break but seconds later, Park Chu-Young re-established Monaco’s two-goal cushion. Amadou Alassane score Le Havre’s second on the hour mark but they could not find an equaliser.

Strasbourg 1 – Lens 1 (Ligue 1, November 3, 2008) Shereni’s header put Strasbourg ahead, only for the former Liverpool and Portsmouth player, Gregory Vignal, to level for Lens with a header from a free-kick.