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All about OGC Nice

Published on the 10 September 2008 à 08:01 by R.B

Nice have started the season well… 3 wins from 4 matches… 3 wins from the last 3 games…despite numerous departures during the summer break…

9 points from 12 ; 3 victories (Nancy 2 - 1, away to Auxerre 1 - 0, Valenciennes 2 - 0) ; 1 defeat (1 - 0 away to Le Havre).

5 goals scored including a headed effort from Yahia. 49 shots. 2 goals conceded (one penalty against Nancy) from 49 opposition shots.

4 different goalscorers : Rémy 2, Yahia, Bamogo, Traoré. One penalty missed by Rémy against Valenciennes.

On 3 occasions, Nice have had a large percentage of possesion (55%, 57% & 57%) ; away to Auxerre, however, they only had 39%).

9 yellow cards : Bamogo 2, Faé 2, Hellebuyck, Apam, Jeunechamp, Letizi, Kanté.

20 players used : Diakité, Letizi, Echouafni, Hellebuyck and Rémy have played every minute of all 4 matches. 9 players have started all 4 matches : the first 5 players along with Kanté, Jeunechamp, Faé & Bamogo. Antonetti has lined up the same team, approximately, on 4 occasions. Only in the centre of defence and at left back have the players changed.

Cid, Coulibaly, Gace, Ben Saada and Modeste have played but have not been in the starting line-up. Modeste has come on on 4 occasions replacing Bamogo on three occasions.

Yahia left the club after the match against Valenciennes. He now wears the Lens shirt.

At Nice, 3 players have over 300 matches in L1 : Letizi 362, Echouafni 338 and Rool 331.

Squad list: Lloris, Ederson, Koné, Laslandes, Balmont… have left the club ; Rémy, Faé, Ben Saada, Mouloungui, Ospina… have arrived.

The last Nice victory at Gerland in D1/L1? The 21st of April 1973 with a score of 2 - 1. With both goals from Hervé Revelli ; Bernard Lacombe had opened the scoring for OL. Since then, 11 defeats and 9 draws. Nice are on a series of 2 draws in Lyon (0 - 0 & 1 - 1, goal from Koné).
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