Comparisons between the two sides before the match on Sunday night…
INTERNATIONALS (called up by their country since August)
OL: Lloris, Cris, Cissokho, Bastos, Toulalan, Govou, Källström, Lisandro, Gonalons, Makoun, Pjanic, Gomis...
Bordeaux: Carrasso, Diarra, Gourcuff, Chamakh, Plasil...
INJURIES (since the start of the season)
OL: Clerc, Lisandro, Boumsong, Govou, Bodmer, Toulalan, Cléber, Bastos, Réveillère…
Bordeaux: Henrique, Gourcuff, Jussié…
OL (depatures): Juninho, Benzema, Grosso, Mensah, Mounier, Piquionne, Keita
Bordeaux: Diawara, Valverde, Obertan.
OL (arrivals): Lisandro, Gomis, Cissokho, Bastos.
Bordeaux : Carrasso, Ciani, Plasil.
OL : 26 with Grosso and Mounier who played against Auxerre before leaving for Juventus and Nice.
15 different starting line-ups in 15 L1 matches.
BORDEAUX : 22
Bordeaux have played 22 official matches. On 15 occasions they started with the same defensive block Carrasso – Chalmé, Ciani, Planus, Trémoulinas – Diarra. The latter often alone in front of the defence or with a player like Frenando alongside him.
OL are not in the same situation in their 23 encounters as Bodmer, Boumsong and Toulalan have all been or are still in the treatment room; Toulalan playing a stint in the centre of defence when needed (9 matches out of 23).