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A look at AJ Auxerre

Published on the 20 April 2007 à 07:36 by R.B

Auxerre, 43 points, are still on track to snare a European qualifying place... they have taken 70 per cent of their points at home and have registered the most draws in the league, with 13...

10 victories: Monaco 2-1, St-Etienne 3-2, Nantes 1-0, Toulouse 1-0, Lorient 2-1, Sochaux 1-0, Nancy 2-0, Rennes 1-0, PSG 1-0, Lens 1-0.

13 draws: Valenciennes 1-1, Sedan 2-2, PSG 0-0, Bordeaux 0-0, Nice 0-0, Troyes 3-3, Lille 1-1, ASSE 1-1, Sedan 2-2, Nantes 1-1, Le Mans 2-2, Bordeaux 0-0.

9 defeats: OM 3-0, Nancy 1-0, Rennes 3-1, Lens 1-0, Le Mans 3-2, Lyon 1-0, Marseille 3-1, Monaco 2-1, Toulouse 2-0.

They have taken 30 points at home; 8 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses. And 13 points on the road: 2 wins, 7 draws and 7 losses. AJA has the registered the most draws, along with Le Mans, of any team this season: 13.

34 goals scored: 3 from outside the penalty area and 31 from within. 10 headers; 1 free-kick(Pedretti against Sedan); 1 penalty (Pieroni against Le Mans); 2 goals resulting from free-kicks; 5 from corners; 10 from crosses. 14 goals scored in the first half and 20 in the second. Akalé 9, Jelen 7, Pieroni 3, Niculae 3, Cheyrou 3, Mathis 3, Kaboul 2, Kahlenberg 2, Mignot 1.

37 goals conceded: 4 from outside the penalty area and 33 from within. 4 penalties (Gavanon for Nancy, Ilan for ASSE, Bangoura for Le Mans and Piquionne for Monaco); 4 direct or in-direct free-kicks (Lachuer for Troyes, Taiwo for OM, Sartre for Sedan and Keserü for Nantes); 6 headers; 10 from crosses, 3 from corners, 2 resulting from free-kicks. 19 goals conceded in the first half and 18 in the second.

23 players have been used by Jean Fernandez. Sagna has played inall 32 matches - h has missed just seven minutes all season (replaced against Nantes). Auxerre have used two goalkeepers: Cool for the first 18 matches (23 goals conceded) and then Sorin, for the last 14 games (14 goals conceded).

52 yellow cards: Mignot 8, Cheyrou 8, Mathis 5, Akalé 3, Thomas 3, Pieroni 3…. 4 red cards: Akalé, Cheyrou, Kaboul and Radet.

Grichting and Ba are injured. Pieroni left Auxerre to join Nantes after playing 17 league games for the AJA.
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