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A look at FC Sochaux-Montbéliard

Published on the 16 March 2006 à 10:25 by R.B

Sochaux aren’t not yet mathematically sure of their Ligue 1 survival. They have been able to completely shake off Strasbourg and Metz.

Dominique Bijotat’s side, with a match in hand v Bordeaux, have 33 points, from eight wins, nine draws and 12 defeats; 24 goals scored and 32 conceded. At home: 20 points out of a possible 39 : five wins (Nantes 1-0, Monaco 2-1, Rennes 1-0, Auxerre 1-0 and St-Etienne 4-0) ; 5 draws (Lille 0-0, Lens 1-1, Metz 1-1, Nice 1-1, Le Mans 0-0) and four losses (Toulouse 1-0, PSG 1-0, Marseille 1-0 and Nancy 2-0). 12 goals scored, nine conceded.

24 goals scored including 21 from inside the area; 4 penalties (Nice, St-Etienne x 2 and Monaco); 1 free kick (Nantes); 6 from crosses; 2 from free-kicks; 1 from a corner; 4 headers. Ilan 9 nine goals (2 penalties and 1 free-kick), Dagano 6 (1 penalty), Menez 3 (1 penalty), Isabey 2, Erding, Genghini, Sene and own goal 1.
32 goals conceded including 29 from inside the area; 7 headers; 14 from crosses; 3 from free-kicks; 1 own goal (Pitau v Lille); 0 penalty ; 0 free-kicks.

30 players used: Isabey and Pitau 29 matches; Richert 28; Dagano 27; Menez and Afolabi 24… no player has played every minute of all 29 matches.

49 yellow cards: Diawara 7, Ndaw 6, Pitau 5, Miranda 4, Mezague and Daf 3… 3 red cards: Afolabi, Ilan and Miranda.

This will be the 39th Ligue 1 meeting between the two sides at the Stade Bonal. OL have won the last two in a row (2-1 and 2-0).

The referee for the game is Mr Alain Sars. He has not refereed Sochaux in the league this season. He did take charge of OL v Nice (1-1) and v Strasbourg (4-0)
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