Attendance at the Stade de Gerland… the injury room… the yellow cards… the fouls…
13 matches at home . The highest attendance? OL – OM 39 639 spectators in front of Grenoble 38 754, Bayern 38 349, Lille 38 314, Fiorentina 37 500, Steaua 37 243, Toulouse 37 000, Nancy 36 895, Le Mans 36 456, Bordeaux 36 330, Valenciennes 35 988, Nice 35 925, Metz 18 000. For the record, the Stade de Gerland didn’t do as well in the first part of last season as far as attendance records go. In the second part of the season attendances went over the bar of 40 000 against Bordeaux, with 40 381, and reached 39 900 for the reception of Le Mans.
A number of players have been forced into the treatment room since the start of the season; some of them are still there.
Long term :
Clerc & Réveillère, knee.
Bodmer, groin problem.
Fabio Santos, sprained ankle, fractured cheekbone.
Pjanic, broken leg.
Govou, sprained ankle.
Mensah, muscular problems.
Grosso, broken ribs.
Short term :
Juninho, muscular problems.
Ederson, pépin musculaire and ankle.
Delgado, muscular problems.
Källström, muscular problems s.
Cris, knee problems.
Toulalan, dead leg.
At the end of the day, rare are the players who haven’t made a trip to the treatment room … we can name Makoun, Boumsong, Lloris (apart from a throat infection), Vercoutre…
49 yellow cards : Grosso 6, Toulalan 6, Cris 4, Govou 4, Juninho 4, Makoun 4, Gassama 3, Benzema 2, Piquionne 2, Pjanic 2, Réveillère 2, Fred 2, Bodmer 1, Delgado 1, Ederson 1, Faure 1, Keita 1, Kolo 1, Källström 1, Mensah 1.
2 red cards : Juninho (direct), Govou (2 yellow cards).
Ederson is the Lyon player who is targeted the most by the opposition, being fouled 46 times (15 times when in the starting line-up) in front of Benzema 43, Fred 41 (12 times in the starting line-up), Juninho 38…
Toulalan has comitted the most number of fouls, 44 fouls (from 22 appearances in the starting line-up)…