21:00: Time for me to go now after another exciting day of Ligue 1 action. Until next time, Au Revoir!
20:55: Well, what a finish that was at Reims! Nice sentenced to their 7th straight defeat in the last seconds of the game. Valenciennes and Guingamp played out an entertaining 1-1 draw, while Lorient defeated a courageous 10 man Rennes 2-0.
20:52: FULL TIME: Valenciennes 1-1 Guingamp, Reims 1-0 Nice, Lorient 2-0 Rennes.
20:49: GOAL: Reims 1-0 Nice (Charbonnier). Unbelievable! Reims score with the last kick of the game as Charbonnier taps in from 5 yards from a cross from the left. Nice sentenced to their 7th straight loss!
20:48: Into the last minute in each of the games…
20:46: End to end stuff in Reims vs Nice. Nice with the corner now… but it comes to nothing as it is comfortably cleared.
20:44: Lorient 2-0 Rennes (Jouffre). Lorient finally wrap the game up. The ball drops to Jouffre on the edge of the box and he crashes a shot low into the right hand corner of the goal. Rennes unlucky – they have been the better team this half.
20:42: Costil keeps Rennes in the match! Aliadière is sent through and he tries a cheeky dink, but Costil is equal to it and saves smartly.
20:40: Ohhh. Guingamp should score as they hit Valencienns on the break, but Faure decides to shoot when he should have passed and the chance is gone.
20:38: Having said that, Lorient also have created chances. This game is very open, and I will be surprised if there is not another goal…
20:34: Rennes are creating chances against Lorient… Oliveira with the latest one as he fires a free-kick narrowly over the bar. The away side are trying everything.
20:31: GOAL: Valenciennes 1-1 Guingamp (Sankharé). The away side equalise after a brilliant finish from Sankharé. The ball falls to him on his left foot, and he obliges with a nice scissor finish into the corner!
20:27: Some poor defending from Nice almost sees Reims score, but they cannot quite take the chance as Veronese manages to recover in time.
20:24: 10 man Rennes have been doing very well in the second half to stay in this game. Realistically though the only way they will score is from a set piece. Oliveira is though making a nuisance of himself, so perhaps Rennes are not out of this.
20:20: Disallowed goal: Valenciennes think they have a second after a free-kick from the right, but the linesman correctly chalks it off for offside.
20:16: Chance: Guingamp now have a decent chance to equalise as Douniama has a shot that flashes wide from a corner. The away side building the pressure.
20:13: Guingamp win a very dangerous looking free-kick as Kagelmacher makes the foul… and it is wasted as it hits the wall and Valenciennes can clear.
20:08: Round-Up: In other news, earlier today PSG mauled a helpless Sochaux 5-0 at home. Cavani and a late Ibra double the pick of the goals. Ibra with 2 goals and 2 assists in that game, what a player he is!
20:05: Solid starts to the second period from all 6 teams. Still no goals and the scores remain the same.
20:02: KICK OFF: We are underway in all 3 games!
19:45: HALF TIME: Valenciennes 1-0 Guingamp, Reims 0-0 Nice, Lorient 1-0 Rennes.
19:43: Now Guingamp have a free-kick in an excellent position… and it is completely wasted by Sakharé. His first shot hits the wall, it then comes back to him and he skies it into row Z. Highlights the difference between the two sides at the moment.
19:40: Bahebeck has a decent chance for Valenciennes as the ball drops nicely for him just outside the box, but his shot goes narrowly over the crossbar.
19:38: Reims trying to create chances against Nice, but Charbonner wastes their latest one – his touch is poor and it flies out for a goal kick.
19:35: Valenciennes vs Guingamp getting a bit scrappy now… Neither side able to create chances, with the ball being held around midfield for both teams.
19:31: And again! Costil has to be alert to save a shot from Jouffre after Aboubakar is tackled brilliantly when it looked like he would score.
19:27: Lorient almost have a second! Jouffre picks up the ball and spots that Aboubakar is free and making a run on goal. His pass though it too strong for the striker, and Rennes survive.
19:24: Guingamp doing their best to respond to that Valenciennes goal, but nothing is going for them. The home side just look more dangerous whenever they go forward.
19:21: Poor old Rennes are finding it hard to stay in the game here. Every time Lorient break they seem to have more men than the away side. This time Aboubakar almost gets on the scoresheet, but the ball is hacked away by the Rennes defence.
19:18: GOAL: Valenciennes 1-0 Guingamp (Doumbia). I told you it was dangerous! Doumbia scores directly from the free-kick past a helpless Ndy Assembe to open the scoring for the home side!
19:18: Now Valenciennes have a dangerous free-kick on the right… GOAL!!!
19:15: Mistake from Veronese gifts Reims a corner… and eventually Nice are forced to hack clear. Getting livelier this one…
19:10: Nice have a free kick in a good position, but they fail to clear the first man as Reims clear comfortably. No chances of note in that game.
19:07: GOAL: Lorient 1-0 Rennes (Jouffre pen.) Horrible start for the away side! Armand is sent off and gives away a penalty, which Jouffre gladly tucks in. Lorient 1 up, Rennes with it all to do.
19:05: Tentative starts all round in the 3 games. We have Lorient vs Rennes, Reims vs Nice and Valenciennes vs Guingamp on show. No goals as of yet though.
19:00: KICK OFF: Just 3 games today after St-Etienne vs Evian was postponed. No time for pre-match either – we are underway in all 3 games!