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A few firsts for Lyon

Published on the 06 November 2006 à 17:55 by R.B

Here are a few more statistics linked to the Rennes match...

Juninho received the first red card of his Ligue 1 career. He was also sent off in a Champions League clash against Werder Bremen back in the 2001-02 season, at the same point in the match.

The match against Rennes was the first game since last May's trip to Lille that the Olympians failed to score a single goal in a match of football - in other words, after 18 matches.

Therefore, it also the first time this season that OLfailed to equalise. They have already done so this season against PSG x2, Nice, Nantes and Bordeaux.

Mbia's goal was the first this season conceded from a corner kick.

The pairing Squillaci-Abidal was the 27th central defensive partnership (playing with just two in the middle) since the start of the 2001-02 season.

In terms of efficiency in front of goal, Cris and Co had scored at an average of one goal every seven attempts in the opening 14 games this season. But that figure has blown out to one in 17 in the last four games.

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