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A look at MHSC

Published on the 12 January 2012 à 16:24 by R.B

Second in Ligue 1 behind PSG at then halfway point of the season, Montpellier boast the best attack in the championship, the top scorer and the best home record...

Second with 37 points; 11 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses; 39 goals scored and 23 conceded. At home; 22 points from 9 matches (7 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss), the equal best home record with OL

11 wins: AJA 3-1, LOSC 1-0, Rennes 4-0, OGCN 1-0, Ajaccio 3-1, Dijon 5-3, Caen 3-1, Nancy 2-0, OM 1-0, Sochaux 3-1, Lorient 4-0, 

4 draws: Brest 2-2, Bordeaux 2-2, ASSE 1-1, TFC 1-1. 

4 losses: OL 2-1, PSG 3-0, VAFC 1-0, Evian 4-2. 

39 goals scored from 254 shots: 1 free-kick (Belhanda v AJA), 3 penalties (Belhanda v Rennes and Bordeaux, Giroud v Dijon), 5 goals after free-kicks, 1 direct from a corner(Estrada v Ajaccio), 1 from a corner, 8 from centres, 3 headers. Giroud 13 goals, Belhanda 5, Camara 5, Dernis 4, Utaka 3, Cabella 2, own goals 2, Bédimo, Yanga, Hilton, Marveaux, Estrada. 

Goals scored per 15 minutes: 4, 4, 4, 8, 9, 10. 

23 goals conceded: 3 from corners, 3 from free-kicks, 1 penalty (Caen), 1 free-kick(Evian), 5 from centres, 5 headers. 

Goals conceded per 15 minutes: 2, 1, 5, 5, 4, 6. 

MHSC has the best attack in L1 with 39 goals scored and scorer, Giroud with 13 goals scored. 

44 yellow cards: Yanga 6, Dernis and Saihi 5, Estrada 4, Belhanda 3… 

4 red cards: Belhanda, Yanga, Marveaux, El-Kaoutari. 

MHSC has been in the top three 18 times, out of 19, this season, including first place eight times

MHSC was eliminated in the last-16 of the Coupe de la Ligue by Lorient after beating Amiens. Scorers: Giroud 2, Utaka 1.

MHSC qualified for the last-32 of the Coupe de France where they will take on Tours having beaten Prix-les-Mézières 4-0. Scorers: Cabella 2, Giroud, Estrada. 

Note that Belhanda, Camara, El-Kaoutari and Saihi are on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations.

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