Lyon 2 – Bordeaux 1 (Ligue 1, November 16, 2008) Karim Benzema put Lyon in front after a receiving a majestic pass from Fred. Three minutes later Kim Kallstrom doubled the lead with a spectacular left-footer from outside the box. Cavenaghi netted a consolation for Lurent Blanc’s side.
Nice 2 – Nantes 1 (Ligue 1, November 16, 2008) The visitors took the lead through Guirane N’Daw after eight minutes but Bamogo hit back 12 minutes later and Mouloungui put the home side ahead with 10 minutes remaining to leave their opponents in relegation danger.
Rennes 2 – Monaco 1 (Ligue 1, November 16, 2008) Moussa Sow put the hosts ahead in the 43rd minute with a cute lob and Jimmy Briand doubled their advantage just after the interval, before Leandro Cufre’s penalty 18 minutes from time ensured a tense finish.
Lille 3 – St. Etienne 0 (Ligue 1, November 15, 2008) Eden Hazard fired the hosts in front in the 25th minute and Ludovic Obraniak doubled their lead 10 minutes later. Things went from bad to worse for the visitors after the break when Blaise Matuidi was dismissed, before Robert Vittek added a third for Lille in the 70th minute.