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A look at AJ Auxerre

Published on the 23 November 2006 à 09:52 by R.B

Auxerre are currently 13th are have so far failed to impress either at home or on the road…

Auxerre have 17 points from 14 Ligue 1 matches. 4 wins (Monaco 2-1, St-Etienne 3-2, Nantes 1-0, Toulouse 1-0), 5 draws (Valenciennes 1-1, Sochaux 1-1, Sedan 2-2, PSG 0-0, Bordeaux 0-0), 5 defeats (OM 3-0, Nancy 1-0, Rennes 3-1, Lens 1-0, Le Mans 3-2). 5 points taken away from the Stade l’Abbé Deschamps (1 win St-Etienne and 2 draws Sochaux and Bordeaux).

Pieroni and Mathis 3 goals, Cheyrou and Akalé 2 goals, Niculae, Mignot, Pedretti and Jelen 1 goals. 3 goals scored from outside the penalty area and 11 from inside; 5 headers; 1 penalty (Pieroni v Le Mans); 1 free-kick (Pedretti v Sedan); 1 from a free-kick; 3 from corners; 3 from centres. 9 goals have been scored in the second half.

18 goals conceded: one from outside the penalty area. 3 penalties (Nancy, ASSE and Le Mans); 1 header; 8 from crosses and 1 from a corner.

22 players have been used by Jean Fernandez. Sagna, Cool and Benoit Cheyrou have played every minute of every match to date. 31 yellow cards: Mathis 5, Mignot 4, Pieroni 3, Cool 2, Cheyrou 2, Akalé 2, Kaboul 2 Radet 2, N’Diaye 2… 3 red cards: Akalé, Kaboul and Radet.

Auxerre were eliminated in the round-of-16 of the Coupe de la Ligue by Bordeaux 1-0 at the Stade de l’Abbé Deschamps. In the rd-of-32, they defeated Strasbourg 2-0 (Pieroni, Kahlenberg). They qualified for the UEFA Cup by eliminating OFK Belgrade, 5-1 and 0-1 (Mignot, Jelen and Pieroni x3) and Dinamo Zagreb, 3-1 and 2-1 (Jelen x3, Mathis and Niculae). In the first group match Auxerre lost 3-1 to Maccabi (Niculae).

Sunday will be the 21st meeting at the Stade Gerland between OL and AJA. 10 wins, 7 draws and just 3 losses for OL. Lyon’s last defeat was 0-1, way back in 1995-96.
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