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A look at Saint-Etienne

Published on the 25 January 2008 à 07:59 by R.B

Les Verts don’t travel well, but at home they’ve only dropped seven points from a possible 30 and boast the best home defensive record in the land with just two goals conceded…

7 home wins and away: Valenciennes 3-1, Strasbourg 2-0, Caen 3-0, OM 1-0, Sochaux 1-0, Metz 2-0, Rennes 2-0, all at home and Toulouse 2-0, away.

4 draws including 2 at home: Bordeaux 0-0, Auxerre 0-0, both at home and Monaco 1-1, Lorient 1-1, away.

10 losses including 1 at home: PSG 1-0, at home and Rennes 1-0, OL 1-0, Nancy 2-0, Nice 3-0, Lens 3-2, Le Mans 3-2, Lille 3-0, Valenciennes 2-0 and Bordeaux 1-0, away.

22 goals scored including 14 at home: 16 from inside the penalty box and 6 from outside; 3 penalties (Feindouno v Monaco, Ilan v Strasbourg and Gigliotti v Le Mans); 0 free-kicks; 2 headers (Varrault and Gomis); 5 goals from crosses; 1 after a free-kick and 1 from a corner. Gomis 6 goals, Feindouno 4, Ilan 4, Gigliotti 2, Dernis 2, Landrin 2, Varrault 1, own goals 1 (Strasbourg). 11 goals scored in the first half. 22 goals scored from 317 shots.

23 goals conceded including 2 at home: 1 from outside the penalty box and 22 from within; 3 penalties (Le Mans x 2, Lille); 1 free-kick (Le Mans); 2 goals from corners; 5 after free-kicks; 4 from crosses; 8 headers. 9 goals conceded in the first half. 23 goals conceded from 217 shots.

22 players used by Laurent Roussey. No player has played every minute of every match. Janot 21, Landrin, Perrin, Gomis 20…

46 yellow cards including 9 for Tavlaridis, the Ligue 1 leader with Nice’s Rool. Nivaldo 5, Landrin 4… No red cards.

In their last 10 league matches against Lyon at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Les Verts have won just once, in 1993-94; 6 draws and 3 losses.

The ASSE has been eliminated from both the Coupe de France and the Coupe de la Ligue.
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