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Monaco - OL: The numbers

Published on the 24 April 2006 à 13:40 by R.B

OL were defeated for the first time away from home in the league since March 2005, at Caen. They also conceded two goals away from the Stade Gerland for the first time in the league in a very long time. OL's lead over second-placed Bordeaux is now 14 points.

Gérard Houllier used 14 players. ‘Les Olympians’ shot 16 times at goal of which 7 were on target. 9 shots came from within the penalty area and 6 from outside. Nice took 6 shots; 5 on target, 1 from outside the area. OL had 13 free-kicks, Monaco had 18. OL had 5 corners, Monaco had 3. Lyon were caught offside three times, Monaco: five times.

Les Lyonnais started the match running from right to left and had the kick off.

16 Lyon shots: Tiago 4, Malouda 3, Carew 3 (including 1 goal), Govou 3, Wiltord 2, Fred 1.

Coupet made six significant saves.

Yellow card: Tiago.

The statistics after 35 games: 24 players have been used by Gérard Houllier. Coupet is the only player to have played every match. He has only missed 22 minutes of the match against PSG at the Parc des Princes: 3,128 minutes.

499 Lyon shots at goal: Juninho 90 (7 goals; 50 free-kicks at goal; 74 shots from outside the area); Fred 52 shots (10 goals); Govou 57 shots (4 goals); Carew 48 shots (8 goals); Wiltord 48 shots (11 goals); Tiago 42 shots (4 goals); Malouda 43 shots (6 goals); Cris 16 shots (ten headers, 2 goals); Pedretti 18 shots (1 goal); Diarra 20 shots (3 goals); Cacapa 7 shots (2 goals); Benzema 11 shots (1 goal); Réveillère 6 shots; Monsoreau 5; Ben Arfa 4; Berthod 3 (1 goal); Clerc 3; Abidal 2, Frau 2, Diatta 3... 239 shots from outside the area; 240 shots on target. 61 goals: 15 headers (Fred 4, Wiltord 3, Carew 2 Tiago 2, Govou 1, Diarra 1, Cris and Cacapa 1); 1 from a throw-in; 7 from through-balls; 15 from crosses; 8 from free-kicks; 7 from corners; 3 free-kicks (Ajaccio 2, Nantes); 1 penalty (Rennes). 46 goals scored inside the penalty area and 15 from outside (Juninho 5, Wiltord 3, Govou 2 Malouda 2, Carew, Diarra and Tiago 1). A ratio of one goal every eight shots.

26 goals against: 2 free-kicks; 7 from crosses; 5 headers from free-kicks; 2 from a corner; 1 shot within the penalty area; 2 long-range goals; one from an individual run and shot; one own goal (Tiago); 5 from through balls.

359 opponent’s shots at goal; 155 on target.

193 corners for OL and 126 for their opponents.

617 free-kicks for OL and 580 against.

141 off-sides against OL and 100 against our opponents.

Coupet has made 231 saves, including 44 decisive saves. Vercoutre has made four saves.

[IMG40036#R]65 yellow cards: Diarra 8, Tiago 8, Fred 5, Carew 4, Govou 4, Juninho 5, Malouda 5, Clément 4, Réveillère 3, Berthod 3, Cris 4, Monsoreau 2, Pedretti 2, Cacapa 2, Frau 1, Diatta 1, Coupet, Clerc, Benzema and Abidal 1. One red card for Diatta.

The last five seasons:

2005-2006: 78 points, 61 goals for and 26 against.

2004-2005: 72 points, 50 goals for and 21 against.

2003-2004: 73 points, 60 goals for and 28 against.

2002-2003: 64 points, 60 goals for and 36 against.

2001-2002: 63 points, 59 goals for and 31 against.

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