There may not have been much movement on the transfer market at Valenciennes, but Daniel Sanchez's men have made an excellent start to the championship...
Renaud Cohade joined Saint-Etienne… while Loris Nery went the other way… and Grégory Pujol is back after a long-term injury enforced absence. That's the extent of the new faces at Valenciennes.
After three games, VAFC are undefeated with 7 points: a win away to Troyes 1-0 and at home to AC Ajaccio 3-0; and a home draw, 0-0 versus OGC Nice. Ducourtioux and Co. Are third on the ladder and, along with OM, haven't conceded a goal this season.
4 goals scored from 29 shots (11 on target) including for 6 shots by Samassa. 1 goal scored from a free-kick, 2 goals scored from crosses, 1 header (Samassa), 3 goals scored from inside the penalty box.
Goals: Samassa, Nery, own goals x 2
Goals scored per 15 minutes: 0, 1, 1, 1, 0, 1, 0.
0 goals conceded.
16 players used including 11 who have appeared in all three matches.
2 yellow cards: Samassa and Isimat-Marin.
42 fouls committed.
Penneteau has played 348 Ligue 1 matches, Pujol 248, Danic 221, Ducourtioux 219...
Pujol has scored 59 Ligue 1 goals, Danic 27, Samassa 21...