20:55: And now, after a great evening of Ligue 1 action, it is time for me to say goodbye. It has been a hugely entertaining Saturday evening, and I hope you all feel the same. Until next time, Au Revoir!
20:52: What a finish that was. Huge credit must go to Bastia for that comeback, and Sochaux and Nice can also be very happy with their performances today.
20:50 FINAL SCORES: Evian 1-1 Bordeaux Sochaux 2-0 Valenciennes Lyon 0-0 Lille Nice 1-0 Guingamp, St-Etienne 2-2 Bastia.
20:47: GOAL: Saint Etienne 2-2 Bastia. No way!!! Bastia equalise at the death! What a game this has turned out to be. I thought Bastia were finished, but all credit to them, they have turned this game on it’s head!
20:46: Rio Mavuba must have some engine! He runs almost the whole pitch after 90 minutes of playing endlessly, but Kalou wastes his good work as the ball goes out for a goal-kick.
20:45: EXTRA TIME: We now enter additional time. In 4 of our games, a late goal could change the result! Will we have any?
20:44: The Lyon-Lille game really opening up now, both sides looking for a winner. Lille are the latest to go close, as a shot is tipped around the corner.
20:42: GOAL: St-Etienne 2-1 Bastia. Bastia pull a goal back through Bruno. Can they complete an impressive comeback?
20:40: RED CARD: Bordeaux down to 10 men after a shocking high-foot from Poundje!
20:37: LAST 10: We are into the last 10 minutes in all games. All matches could go either way…
20:35: Lille go close against Lyon as Kalou appears to be through on goal, only to be tackled brilliantly from behind. Best chance of the second half for either team so far.
20:32: Hits the woodwork: Just after Guingamp come close, Nice come even closer! A header is powered in from a free-kick, but Assembe brilliantly tips it onto the post!
20:28: Close: Guingamp almost find the equaliser through good fortune. The ball deflects off of a Nice defender on the edge of the box and almost flies into the bottom corner. The ‘keeper was unmoved – he had no chance of saving it.
20:25: GOAL: Evian 1-1 Bordeaux. Bordeaux equalise through Chiek Diabaté after a good period of pressure. Evian were under the cosh for a good 10 minutes, and could not hold out. I reckon the away side are favourites for the win now.
20:22: Close: Saint-Etienne almost put the game beyond doubt. A cross comes in from the left right across goal, but nobody gets the final touch.
20:18: Guingamp pressing hard to find an equaliser against Nice at the moment. The have a free-kick from the right brilliantly saved by the goalkeeper, but nothing comes from the resulting corner.
20:15: Still goalless in Lyon at the moment. Both sides have 30 minutes to find a winner, but the game is rather scrappy. It may take something special to open the scoring.
20:12: GOAL: St-Etienne 2-0 Bastia. What a goal this is! The ball drops to Diomande about 25 yards from goal, and he absolutely hammers one into the top left corner! Goal of the day so far without doubt.
20:10: Good chance for St-Etienne to extend their lead! A free-kick is played in from the left and good connection is made from the header, but it is cleared by a defender.
20:05: GOAL: Nice 1-0 Guingamp. The home side take the lead just after the break. I wonder what was said at half time?
20:00: KICK OFF: We are back underway in all our games!
19:50: An exciting first half all-round comes to an end. Let’s see what the second half has in stall for us!
19:45: HALF TIME: Evian 1-0 Bordeaux, Sochaux 2-0 Valenciennes, Lyon 0-0 Lille, Nice 0-0 Guingamp, St-Etienne 1-0 Bastia.
19:44: What a chance for Bordeaux to equalise against Evian! They go through on goal, but the shot is wayward. The Evian ‘keeper should at least have been forced to make a save.
19:42: Over in Lyon, Lille are having a very good spell just before the half hime whistle goes. They are camped in the Lyon half, but are unable to create clear-cut chances.
19:38: Free-kick in a dangerous position for Bordeaux vs Evian, but it comes to nothing as it fails to clear the first man. Much better from the away side though.
19:37: In the game of the day, Lyon vs Lille, we are still goalless. Both sides look sharp however, and the Lyon fans are in great voice.
19:33: A good 30 minutes of football so far. Advantage mostly with the home teams at the moment, with St-Etienne, Evian and Sochaux all leading.
19:28: GOAL: Saint-Etienne 1 – 0 Bastia. Wonderful goal! Tabanau, on the volley, blasts the ball home high into the net! St-Etienne are in the lead!
19:24: GOAL: Evian 1-0 Bordeaux. Evian take the lead through Berigaud. But wait, it’s all happening now!
19:18: GOAL: Sochaux 2-0 Valenciennes. Sochaux extend their lead through Carlao. A lightning start from the home side, and Valenciennes are in trouble
19:12: GOAL: Sochaux 1-0 Valenciennes. The home side take an early lead as Bakambu scores with a smart finish.
19:07: Goalless so far after almost 10 minutes. Some great games on show though, so expect fireworks!
19:00: KICK OFF: We are underway in all 6 matches!
18.32: Result: PSG 2-0 Toulouse FC: Goals from Marquinhos and Cavani (pen) secured Les Parisiens a win at the beginning of a make-or-break set of games. They extend their unbeaten record in the league too. A physical encounter, but Toulouse lacked firepower to really challenge.
18.31: Bordeaux XI vs Evian TG: Carrasso (c), Henrique, Mariano, Orban, Sane, N’Guemo, Obraniak, Sertic, Diabate, Maurice-Bleay, Saivet.
18.30: Evian TG XI vs Bordeaux: Laquait, Angoula, Mensah, Mongongu, Sabaly, Wass, Barbosa, D.Kone, Sorlin (c), Benezet, Berigaud.
18.29: SC Bastia XI vs Saint Etienne: Landreau, Cioni, Diakite, Modesto (c), Palmieri, Khazri, Raspentino, Romaric, Sable, Boudebouz, Bruno.
18.28: Saint Etienne XI vs SC Bastia: Ruffier, Clerc (c), Ghoulam, Sall, Zouma, Cohade, Diomande, Lemoine, Tabanou, Erding, Hamouma.
18.27: Guingamp XI vs OGC Nice: Ndy Assembe, Leveque, Sankoh, Sorbon, Beauvue, Diallo, Kerbrat, Mathis (c), Sankhare, Atik, Yatabare.
18.25: OGC Nice XI vs Guingamp: Ospina, Bodmer, Genevois, Kolodziejczak, Pejcinovic, Bruls, Digard (c), Mendy, Bosetti, Cvitanich, Pied.
18.24: Lille XI vs Lyon: Enyeama, Basa, Beria, Kjaer, Souare, Balmont, Gueye, Martin, Mavuba (c), Kalou, Roux.
18.24: Lyon XI vs Lille: A.Lopes, Bedimo, B.Kone, Umtiti, Zeffane, Fekir, Gonalons (c), Grenier, Mvuemba, Briand, Gomis.
18.22: Valenciennes XI vs Sochaux: Penneteau (c), Ciss, Kagelmacher, Lala, Rose, Doumbia, Ducourtioux, Enza Yamissi, Melikson, Dossevi, Pujol.
18.21: FC Sochaux XI vs Valenciennes: Pouplin, Carlao, Corchia, Faussurier, Kante (c), Zouma, Contout, Dias, Guerbert, Roudet, Bakambu.
18.20: Hello and welcome to tonight’s Ligue 1 matchzone. Team news as well as a look at the two results of the French top flight today to follow.