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A look at CS Sedan Ardennes

Published on the 15 November 2006 à 09:14 by R.B

For their return to the French top flight, Sedan are already in deep trouble after just 13 games... currently bottom of the league, they have registered just one solitary victory and president Pascal Urano has already fired the coach...

Sedan have only nine points comprising just one home win (Rennes 1-0), 6 draws (Marseille 0-0, Sochaux 1-1, ASSE 2-2à Auxerre 2-2, Nantes 1-1, Lens 2-2) and 6 defeats (Nancy 3-1, Monaco 2-1, Le Mans 2-1, Paris 4-2, Bordeaux 3-1 and Toulouse 3-1). They have scored 16 goals (8 at home) and conceded 25 (8 at home). Noro 3 goals, Pujol 3, Boutabout 2, Marin 2, Belhadj 2, Lachor 1, Lemoigne 1, Mokaké 1, own-goal 1. 3 goals scored from outside the penalty box, 13 from inside; 5 headers; 2 penalties (v Sochaux and Rennes); 7 goals scored from centres, 1 from a free-kick, 2 from corners. 6 goals scored in the first half and 10 in the second.

25 goals conceded, the worst in L1. 2 goals from outside the area; 2 penalties (ASSE and PSG) ; 2 free-kicks (Nancy and Auxerre); 3 headers, 5 goals scored from centres, 4 from corners, 1 from a free-kick. 15 goals conceded in the opening 45 minutes.

Serge Romano coached the team for the opening 11 games of the season (8 points); he was replaced by José Pasqualetti (1 point in 2 matches). 22 players have been used. Pujol, Belhadj, Boutabout, Lachor and Hénin have played in every game so far. Hénin is the only one to have played every minute this season. 24 yellow cards: Hénin 3, Amalfitano 3, Marin 3, Ducourtioux 2, Lemoigne 2, Noro 2… 1 red card for Bastien.

Sedan have been hit with bad luck with Yahia, Noro and Sartre all seriously injured. Aliou Cissé arrived two weeks ago.

Sedan was eliminated from the Coupe de la Ligue in the round of 32 by Sochaux, 1-0.

Sedan have hosted OL22 times in Ligue 1: 12 victories, 7 draws and 3 losses - the last coming in the 1967-68 season, 3-1.

Monsieur Bruno Coué will be the referee on Saturday. He refereed PSG 4-2 Sedan and Sochaux 0-1 OL.
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