Bordeaux slide past Lyon
© AFP

Bordeaux came through their tricky assignment with perennial champions Lyon the 1-0 winners. Lyon were undone by one of their former players, defensive midfielder Alou Diarra, who knocked in at close range in the 43rd minute.

The defeat, Lyon's first at Bordeaux since 1999, pushed the seven-time titleholders back to third, four points adrift of Marseille, with Bordeaux moving ahead of them with 62 points with six games remaining. This is the first time Bordeaux have overtaken Lyon this term and the result makes Laurent Blanc's side legitimate contenders for the 2008-2009 title after a worthy win.

Paris Saint-Germain, like Marseille knocked out of the UEFA Cup in midweek, saw off bottom club Le Havre 3-0 to remain in fourth spot, one point shy of Lyon. After a poor first half, PSG went into the break in front after a 42nd-minute goal from Ludovic Giuly, but the capital club raised their game in the second half with Jerome Rothen and Guillaume Hoarau sewing up the win.