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A look at ES Troyes Aube Champagne

Published on the 30 March 2006 à 12:00 by R.B

Until now, OL has enjoyed visiting Troyes: 12 games in Ligue 1 for eight wins, three draws and a single defeat (2000-2001). Les Troyens, after two seasons in L2 are back in France’s top flight, but with six games left, the situation is looking grim…

Until now, OL has enjoyed visiting Troyes: 12 games in Ligue 1 for eight wins, three draws and a single defeat (2000-2001). Les Troyens, after two seasons in L2 are back in France’s top flight, but with six games left, the situation is looking grim… Indeed, after a good start to the season, Furlan’s side have a slender two-point lead over Strasbourg in the relegation zone. six victories, 11 draws and 15 defeats; 25 goals for, 40 against; 29 points. At home: 19 points from four wins (Nantes 1-0, Rennes 2-1, Sochaux 2-1, Lille 1-0), 7 draws (ASSE 0-0, PSG 1-1, Strasbourg 1-1, Lens 1-1, Metz 0-0, Bordeaux 1-1, Auxerre 1-1), 4 defeats (Monaco 2-1, Le Mans 3-1, Nancy 1-0, OM 1-0); 13 goals scored, 14 conceded. Note, however, that Troyes have not lost at home to the five teams behind Lyon in the standings (Bordeaux, Lille, Auxerre, Rennes, Lens) with two wins and three losses.

25 goals scored; 2 from outside the penalty box, 23 from inside; 7 headers; 10 from crosses; 2 from corners ; 3 penalties; 2 free-kicks. Grax 6 goals, Nivet 5, Dallet 3, Jaziri 3, Ba 2, Adam, Amzine, Boucansaud, Yamissi, Matuidi and Tourenne 1. 40 goals conceded including five from outside the penalty area; 3 free-kicks (Nice, Bordeaux, Nantes); 1 penalty (PSG); 8 goals from free-kicks; 4 from corners; 3 headers.

Their biggest crowd of the season was 18,860 for the visit of Marseille, then 18,416 for that of Sochaux… The weakest? The day Le Mans came to town with approximately 10,000 in attendance.

26 players have been used and none have played every minute of every match. Nivet and Le Crom have played in every match.

64 yellow cards: Matuidi 10, Tourenne 7, Kouassi 6, Jaziri 5, Nivet 5, Faye 5, Dallet 5… 3 red cards: Tourenne, Grax and Yamissi.

The referee for the match is Monsieur Olivier Thual. He was in charge of Strasbourg 2-0 Troyes, Troyes 1-0 Nantes and OL 1-0 Sochaux.