Marseille maintains five-point lead in Ligue 1; Auxerre routs Lorient 4-1; Bordeaux-Lyon locked in 2-all draw

Boulogne 1 – Marseille 2 (Ligue 1, April 17, 2010) Mathieu Valbuena gave Marseille the lead shortly before halftime, only for Jeremy Blayac to equalise for the home side nine minutes from time. However, the visitors snatched the win in the dying seconds of injury time when Taye Taiwo blasted home a penalty given against Yoann Lachor for handball.

Auxerre 4 – Lorient 1 (Ligue 1, April 17, 2010) Dennis Oliech and Ireneusz Jelen gave the hosts a 2-0 halftime lead and Valter Birsa made it three before Jeremy Morel was sent off. Kevin Gameiro pulled a goal back but visiting goalkeeper Maxime Audard was sent off after conceding the penalty from which Cedric Hengbart made it 4-1.

Bordeaux 2 – Lyon 2 (Ligue 1, April 17, 2010) Marouane Chamakh and Jaroslav Plasil had both fired the hosts ahead only for goals from Lyon’s Brazilian duo Ederson and Cris to leave them deflated. And emotions boiled over in the closing stages when three players were sent off. Lyon defender Anthony Reveillere was sent packing in the first minute of stoppage time before home duo Benoit Tremoulinas and Jussie followed him down the tunnel. Bordeaux are now 11 points behind leaders Marseille with six games remaining.

Valenciennes 0 – Le Mans 1 (Ligue 1, April 17, 2010) A last-gasp free-kick from 19-year-old full-back Sebastien Corchia saw ten-man Le Mans record a shock 1-0 victory at Valenciennes to keep alive their faint hopes of Ligue 1 survival.