After the Rossoneri of AC Milan, it’s time for the Rouge et Noir of OGC Nice. Les Niçois are currently tenth in the L1 standings. They have 46 points from their 33 matches; 12 victories, 10 draws and 11 defeats; 26 goals for, 26 against... they are the only team to boast a goal differenc
26 goals scored including five from outside the penalty area; 7 headers; 2 free-kicks (Troyes and Auxerre both by Vahirua); 2 penalties (Toulouse and Monaco); 1 missed penalty v Strasbourg; 6 goals from free-kicks; 5 from from crosses and one from a corner. Koné and Bagayoko 5 goals, Vahirua and Traoré 4, Roudet 3, Bellion 2, Camara 1, Jarjat 1 and 1 own goal (PSG).
26 goals conceded including one from outside the penalty area; 8 headers; 9 goals from crosses; 4 from corner; 2 from free-kicks; 2 penalties (Strasbourg and Sochaux) ; 0 free-kicks.
24 players used; no single player has played in every game. The forme Lyonnais Balmont has played the most, 90 minutes in 32 games. 71 yellow cards including 12 for Rool, 8 for Traoré and Balmont, 6 for Bagayoko, 4 for Bellion, Abardonado, Varrault and Echouafni… 2 red cards for Tchato.
Mr Hervé Piccirillo will be the referee for the match. He has already refereed Nice at Lens (2-2); he has refereed OL v Le Mans (2-1), v Monaco (2-1) and v Ajaccio in the Coupe de France (2-1).