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FC Lorient: the season so far

Published on the 18 January 2010 à 09:40 by R.B

The "Merlus" are just one point behind OL and come in to the game on the back of a 3-0 win over Le Mans. The team is often dependant on its "smaller" players Gameiro, Vahirua, Monterrubio…

8th with 32 points. 9 victories, 5 draws and 6 defeats. 32 goals scored and 22 conceded.

9 victories iincluding 5 at home: Le Mans 1-0, Nancy 3-1, Nice 4-1, Boulogne 5-0, VA 3-2, away to Lille 2-1, away to Toulouse 1-0, away to ASSE 2-0, away to Le Mans 3-0.

5 draws including 4 at home: Montpellier 2-2, PSG 1-1, Grenoble 2-2, AJA 0-0, away to Lens 1-1.

6 defeats including 1 at home: OM 2-1, away to Monaco 2-0, away to OL 1-0, away to Sochaux 1-0, away to Rennes 1-0, away to Bordeaux 4-1.

32 goals scored from 250 shots (22 goals at home from 137 shots!): 5 headed goals, 3 free-kicks (Vahirua 2, Monterrubio), 3 penalties (Monterrubio 2, Vahirua), 3 goals following free-kicks, 4 after corners, 7 following crosses. Goalscorers: Gameiro 8, Vahirua 7, Monterrubio 4, Sosa 3, Amalfitano 3, Mvuemba 2, Koscielny 2, Diarra 2, 1 og.

The trio Gameiro, Vahirua, Monterrubio have been involved in 27 of the 32 goals scored, in other words 85%!

Breakdown of goals scored per fifteen minutes: 1, 3, 10, 7, 3, 8.

22 goals conceded from 275 opposition shots: 4 headed goals, 2 direct free-kicks (ASM & Nice), 0 penalties, 3 goals following corners, 4 after free-kicks, 6 afollowing crosses, 1 after a throw-in.

Breakdown of goals conceded per fifteen minutes: 4, 1, 4, 3, 8, 2.

22 players used: Koscielny and Diarra have taken part in all 20 encounters. Koscielny has played every minute of all 20 matches.

31 yellow cards: Marchal 7, Amalfitano 5, Ducasse 3, Le Lanl 3… 0 red cards.

Coupe de la Ligue: Last 32 Lorient 1 Grenoble 0 (Gameiro) ; Last 16 Lens 1 Lorient 2 (Amalfitano et Gameiro) ; ¼ Lorient – OL.

Coupe de France: Last 64 ; ASSE – Lorient still to be played…

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