PSG up to eighth; St. Etienne stay rooted in the drop-zone

Valenciennes 0 – Nancy 1 (Ligue 1, November 9, 2008) Benjamin Gavanon scored the only goal of the game on 15 minutes to help move Nancy clear of trouble at the wrong end of the table.

St. Etienne 0 – Rennes 3 (Ligue 1, November 9, 2008) The visitors got off to a flying start with Mickael Pagis latching onto Jimmy Briand’s pass to open the scoring after just 13 minutes. Rennes put the game beyond Sreach with two quick-fire goals in two second half minutes from Rod Fanni (51) and Pagis (53). St. Etienne have now lost five league games on the bounce.

PSG 0 – Lille 1 (Ligue 1, November 9, 2008) Ludovic Giuly netted after 40 minutes after Adil Rami made a calamitous attempt at trying to cut out a flick on.