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Du côté de l'US Valenciennes

Published on the 27 March 2008 à 08:02 by R.B

Valenciennes are still on course for a European spot and have just beaten Bordeaux… Kombouaré's group are the 3rd best team in the League at home…

11 wins including 10 at home : Toulouse 3 - 1, OM 2 - 1, Sochaux 3 - 1, Monaco 1 - 0, Caen 3 - 0, Rennes 3 - 0, Auxerre 3 - 0, ASSE 2 - 0, Lorient 3 - 0, Bordeaux 3 - 1 & away to Lorient 3 - 1.

8 draws including 3 at home : Metz 0 - 0, Lille 0 - 0, PSG 0 - 0, away to Lens 0 - 0, away to Strasbourg 0 - 0, away to Nancy 0 - 0 away to Monaco 0 - 0 & away to PSG 1 - 1.

11 defeats including 2 at home : Le Mans 2 - 1, Lens 2 - 1, away to ASSE 3 - 1, away to Le Mans 2 - 0, away to Lille 3 - 0, away to Bordeaux 2 - 1, away to OL 2 - 0, away to Nice 1 - 0, away to OM 3 - 1, away to Sochaux 1 - 0, & away to Metz 2 - 1.

36 goals scored including 28 at home : 34 inside and 2 outside the penalty box, 10 headers (most heade goals in L1) ; 1 penalty (Savidan against Auxerre) ; 2 freekicks (Savidan against Rennes & OM), 16 goals from crosses, 2 after corners, 3 after free kicks. 19 goals in the first and 17 in the second half. 36 goals from 372 shots. Savidan 10, Audel 7, Pujol 5, Sebo 4, Roudet 3, Chelle 2, Own goals 2 (Ceara for PSG & Diawara for Bordeaux), Belmadi 1, Doumeng 1, Bezzaz 1.

29 goals conceded including 8 at home : 25 inside and 4 outside the penalty box, 8 headers, 2 penalties (Jussié for Bordeaux & Kluivert for Lille), 1 freekick (Wendel for Bordeaux), 4 after crosses, 4 goals after freekicks, 4 aftercorners 29 goals from 409 shots.

Antoine Kombouaré has used 21 players ; Penneteau has played every minute of all 30 games, Savidan has played in all 30 matches.

46 yellow cards : Mater 6, Traoré 6, Doumeng 5, Ouaddou 5, Saez 4… 6 red cards : Saez 2, Rippert 2, Bezzaz 1, Kombouaré 1.

Valenciennes have been knocked out of both national cup competitions.