Paris-SG has only registered a little over one point per match! It’s terrible start to the season, despite the undeniable quality of Guy Lacombe’s squad…
16 goals scored: Pauleta 6, Kalou 2, Frau 2, Yepes 1, Diané 1, Pancrate 1, Rozehnal 1, Hellebuyck 1, Armand 1). 5 scored from outside the penalty box, 1 free-kick (Pauleta against Lille), 3 penalties (Pauleta v Marseille and Sedan, Kalou v Le Mans), 2 headers, 4 goals from centres, 1 from a free-kick, 1 from a corner. 8 goals scored in each half.
20 goals conceded: 4 goals scored from outside the penalty area, 1 free-kick (Sochaux), 3 penalties (Sochaux, OM x 2), 8 goals from centres, 1 from a free-kick, 1 from a corner, 5 headers. 9 goals conceded in the first half, 11 in the second.
22 players have been used by Guy Lacombe. Landreau is the only Paris player to have played every minute of all 15 league games.
28 yellow cards: Mendy 4, Cissé 4, Rozehnal 3, Pauleta 3, Kalou 2, Yepes 2, Traoré 2…
2 red cards: Pauleta and Frau.
In 27 Ligue 1 matches at the Stade Gerland, Paris-SG have won 7 times – the last in 2004-05; they have drawn 9 and lost 11 times. 38 goals conceded and 28 scored.
This will be the third meeting between the two sides this season. PSG lost the Trophée des Champions on penalties and also the last 16 Coupe de la Ligue clash 2-1. PSG can still qualify for the next round of the UEFA Cup if they defeat Panathinaikos next Thursday. They defeated Derry City (2-0, 0-0) in the first round; in the group phase they drew with Rapid Bucharest (0-0 and Mlada Boleslav (0-0) and they lost to Haifa Tel Aviv (2-4) at the Parc des Princes. Pauleta has scored twice in the UEFA Cup, Cissé and Frau have scored one apiece.