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Lorient: the season so far

Published on the 07 January 2009 à 10:06 by R.B

Lorient have just qualified for the last 32 of the Coupe de France...In the League, thay have taken 20 points in the last 10 matches...They are in 9th place in the L1...

7 victories including 4 away from home (Le Mans, Saint-Etienne, OM and Le Havre).

5 draws including 2 away from home (Sochaux and Lille).

7 defeats including 3 away from home (Valenciennes, Monaco and PSG).

25 goals scored with 16 away from home . 4th best attack. 25 goals from 221 shots. 2 penalties (Abriel against Grenoble and Jallet against Le Mans). 0 free-kicks. 2 goals following corners. 1 headed goal (PSG). Gameiro 6 goals, Abriel 4, Morel 3, B Robert 2, Saïfï 2, Ayew 2, Ciani 1, Mansouri 1, Amalfitano 1, Jallet 1, Vahirua 1, 1 own goal (Rami of Lille). Gameiro is the best passer in the L1 with 6 deciseve passes, just like the Nice player Hellbuyck ; Abriel 4 passes.

Breakdown of goals scored per 15 minutes : 1, 1, 8, 6, 3, 6.

23 goals conceded, or the 12th best defence. 9 goals conceded away from home. 23 goals conceded from 220 opponents shots. 1 penalty (OM). 0 free-kicks. 4 headed goals, including 3 from PSG. 1 own goal (Cappone against Saint-Etienne).

Breakdown of goals conceded per 15 minutes : 3, 3, 3, 3, 6, 5.

25 players used by Gourcuff. Gameiro has played in every match, 18 games for Abriel, 17 for Morel, Ciani, Marchal…

21 yellow cards : Ciani and Marchal 3, Morel, Jallet and Ayew 2… Lorient are the least sanctioned side in the L1.

Knocked out of the Coupe de la Ligue by Lens 3-0 in the last 32, the Bretons qualified in the Coupe de France against Alençon on penalties (3-2) after drawing in regular time (2-2, goals from Gameiro and Namouchi).
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