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A look at Le Mans Union Club 72

Published on the 29 November 2006 à 09:01 by R.B

The MUC72 have taken 20 out of a possible 45 points so far this season and are currently tenth in the standings. They are the draw specialists (eight draws, six at home) and haven’t won at the Stade Léon-Bollée since beating Valenciennes in mid-August…

4 wins (Nice 1-0, VA 3-2, Sedan 2-1, Auxerre 3-2), 8 draws (Troyes 2-2, Lorient 1-1, Sochaux 2-2, Nancy 0-0, Lille 1-1, PSG 1-1, Rennes 1-1, Lens 1-1), 3 defeats (Saint-Etienne 2-0, Marseille 2-0, Monaco 2-1). 19 goals scored: Bangoura 8, Grafite 3, Romaric 2, Semassa 2, Sessegon 1, Lucau 1, Fanchone 1, Paulo André 1. Bangoura is L1’s top marksman. 16 scored from inside the penalty are and three from outside; 6 headers; 1 free-kick (Romaric versus VA); 2 penalties (Romaric v Monaco and Bangoura v Auxerre); 7 goals resulting from centres; 1 after a corner and one after a free-kick. 12 goals scored in the first half (6 in the first 15 minutes) and seven in the second half.

20 goals conceded; 15 from inside the penalty area and five from outside; 3 penalties (Auxerre, PSG and OM); 1 free-kick (Rennes); 1 header; 2 goals from corners; 1 from a centre and 1 from a free-kick. 8 goals conceded in the first half (6 six in the first 15 minutes) and 12 in the second half (6 in the last 15 minutes).

23 players have been used by Frédéric Hantz. Coutadeur is the only player to have taken part in all 15 league games to date. Thomas, Basa and Matsui have played 14. 30 yellow cards: Thomas 4, Basa 4, Matsui 4, Grafite 4, Bangoura 3, Romaric 3… 1 red card (Sessegnon).

There have been 4 L1 matches between OL and the MUC72… and 4 defeats for Le Mans; 14 goals conceded and 2 scored. De Melo and Grafite are the Le Mans goal scorers to date. 4 began their L1 careers against OL: Basa, Matsui, Romaric and De Melo.
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