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Grenoble: the season so far

Published on the 14 January 2009 à 08:01 by R.B

Newly promoted Grenoble have taken 25 points from 20 matches. At this rhythm the club should save their place in the L1, despite the difficulties they have encountered in front of goal...

11th with 25 points including 12 taken at home.

6 victories including 3 at home: Rennes 1-0, Monaco 1-0 and Le Mans 2-1 ; 3 wins away from home: Sochaux 2-1, Saint Etienne 2-0 and Paris 1-0.

7 drawn matches including 3 at home : Lille 0-0, Le Havre 0-0, Auxerre 0-0; 4 away from home: Valenciennes 1-1, Caen 2-2, Lorient 1-1, Nice 0-0.

7 defeats including 3 at home : Bordeaux 1-0, OM 3-0, Nantes 1-0; 4 away from home: OL 2-0, Toulouse 2-0, Nancy 2-0 and Rennes 1-0.

13 goals scored or, the weakest forward line in the L1 . 11 times out of 20, Grenoble have not scored a single goal! 13 goals from 188 shots (4 goals at home from 88 shots and 9 on the road from 100 shots). Grenoble are the side in the league that has the least number of attempts on their opponent’s goal … On 13 occasions they have shot less than 10 times! 3 headed goals; 0 free-kicks; 0 penalties (1 missed); 3 goals following corners; 1 following a free-kick. Akrour 4, Moreira 4, Courtois 2, Baning 1, Paillot 1, Dja Djedje 1.

Breakdown of goals per 15 minutes : 1, 3, 1, 2, 1, 5.

18 goals conceded (6 at home from 99 shots and 12 on the road from 139 shots). 2 headed goals; 1 following a corner; 1 following a free-kick; 3 penalties (Valenciennes, Caen, Lorient).

Breakdown of goals per 15 minutes : 3, 3, 2, 4, 1, 5.

Grenoble have opened the scoring on 7 occasions; winning 5 times and drawing twice. Grenoble have fallen behind 9 times, losing on 7 occasions, winning once and managing 1 draw.

25 players used. Nobody has played every minute of every match. Akrour has taken part in every match.

39 yellow cards : Romao 5, Battles 4, Feghouli 4, Vitakic 4, Baning 3, Regragui 3, Moreira 3...

3 red cards: Robin, Battles, Courtois.

The Stade des Alpes has almost always been full: 20 000 against Bordeaux and OM; 18 885 against Monaco; 17 528 against Rennes; 17 050 against Nantes; 16 858 against Lille; 16 221 against Auxerre; 16 093 against Le Havre and 15 019 against Le Mans.

Grenoble were eliminated from the Coupe de la Ligue in the last 32 by Nancy. They qualified for the last 32 of the Coupe de la France. They will face Grande- Synthe (DH) after having knocked out Raon on penalties.
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