Troyes raised itself out of the relegation zone for a short moment after round 22. They have gained half their total points tally in the last 7 matches…
22 goals scored, 14 of which were scored at home: Gigliotti 6, Nivet and Sanz 3, Danic 2, Ba 2, Lachuer 2, Barbosa 1, Bangoura 1, Amzine 1, own goal (Nantes) 1. 3 goals from inside the area and 19 from outside; 2 penalties (Nice and Lille, scored by Nivet); 2 free kicks (ASSE, scored by Danic and Auxerre, scored by Lachuer); 5 headers; 2 after corners; 6 after crosses and 3 after free kicks. 9 goals in the first half and 13 after the break.
31 goals conceded 15 of which were conceded at home: 4 from outside the area and 27 from within. 1 penalty (Monaco); 3 free kicks (TFC, OL and VA); 6 headers; 10 after crosses; 4 after free kicks and 1 after a corner. 11 goals in the first half and 20 after the break.
Jean-Marc Furlan has used 26 players; no player has played every match. Lachuer has played in 21 matches.
52 yellow cards, making Troyes the most-sanctioned team in the league: Paisley 6, Faye 5, Barbosa 5, Sanz 5, Ferreira 4, Jaziri 4… 3 red cards: Yamissi, Paisley and Amzine.
Troyes was eliminated in the last 64 of the Coupe de France by Libourne 4-2 (goals to Lachuer and Amzine). Troyes was eliminated in the last 32 of the Coupe de la Ligue by Le Mans 2-1 (o.g.).
This will be the 6th meeting of these two teams at the Stade de l’Aube. Troyes won 1-0 in 2000-2001; a draw in 2002-2003 and 3 defeats: in 99-2000 (2-1), in 2001-2002 (2-0) and in 2005-2006 (1-0).
The match referee will be Mr. Ledentu. He officiated Sedan 1-2 Troyes. He refereed OL’s Coupe de la Ligue match at home to Nancy (3-1).