first team / PSG - OL D-3

Notes on PSG

Published on the 02 May 2007 à 08:09 by R.B

PSG has had an unexpected run this season! Having spent a long time in danger of relegation, the capital club has almost assured its L1 survival by taking 13 points from the last 5 rounds…

41 points in 34 matches with 2 different managers. For the first 20 matches, manager Guy Lacombe collected 20 points. In the 14 matches since his removal, his successor Paul Le Guen has reeled in 21. The Parisiens are 15th and have a 6-point lead over Troyes, the top-placed relegation candidates.

10 wins, 6 of which came at home domicile: Lille 1-0, in Monaco 2-1, Sedan 4-2, Rennes 1-0, Monaco 4-2, in Nancy 3-0, in Lens 2-1, Le Mans 2-1, Nantes 4-0 and in Toulouse 3-1.

11 draws, 4 of which came at home: in Valenciennes 0-0, Nancy 0-0, in Auxerre 0-0, in Nantes 1-1, Toulouse 0-0, Nice 0-0, in Troyes 1-1, Sochaux 0-0, in Marseille 1-1, in Bordeaux 0-0 and in Le Mans 1-1.

13 losses, 7 of which came at home: Lorient 3-2, in Sochaux 3-2, Marseille 3-1, in St-Etienne 1-0, Lens 3-1, Bordeaux 2-0, OL 3-1, Valenciennes 2-1, in Lille 1-0, St-Etienne 2-0, Auxerre 1-0, in Rennes 1-0 and in Sedan 2-0.

38 goals scored, 21 of which came at home: Pauleta 12, Diané 5, Frau 3, Luyindula 3, Gallardo 2, Rothen 2, Kalou 2, Armand 2, Rozehnal 1, Cissé 1, Rodriguez 1, Yepes 1, Pancrate 1, Hellebuyck 1, 1 OG (Roma of Monaco). 10 goals from outside the area and 28 from inside. 4 free kicks (Pauleta 3: in Lyon, against Nantes and Lille; Gallardo against Monaco); 4 penalties (Pauleta 3: against OM, Sedan and Valenciennes; Kalou at Le Mans); 5 goals after crosses; 3 after free kicks; 1 after a penalty (Pauleta in Nancy); 3 headers (Pauleta, Armand and Diané). 15 goals in the first half and 23 in the second.

39 goals conceded, 21 at home: 2 from outside the area and 37 from inside. 1 free kick (Ziani for Sochaux); 3 penalties (Ziani for Sochaux, Niang for Marseille and Nasri for Marseille); 6 goals after free kicks; 10 after crosses; 3 after corners; 9 headers. 2 own goals (Rozehnal for Lens and Landreau for Sedan). 16 goals conceded in the first half and 23 in the second.

The 2 managers have used 25 players in the league: Landreau 34 matches in their entirety, Rozehnal 33, Armand 33, Cissé 30, Diané et Pauleta 29, Kalou 27, Mendy 24…

64 yellow cards: Cissé 9, Pauleta 5, Kalou 5, Rozehnal 4, Diané 4, Mendy 4, Traoré 4, Chantome 4… 4 red cards: Pauleta, Mendy, Frau, Luyindula.

During the season, Pancrate, Paulo César and Dhorasoo left the club. Gallardo, Clément and Luyindula arrived.

Notable is the long-term injuries of Yepes (injured against Marseille, 11 rounds ago) and of Dramé; also notable is the long suspension of Frau, 2 months, after a tackle on Sedan’s Noro. Among the recruits from last summer, Baning has only played 1 league game (in Valenciennes in round 2; he played 83 minutes).

This will be the 28th league meeting between the sides. 13 wins for Paris, 8 draws and 6 defeats. In the last 10 seasons, PSG has won 4 times, drawn 4 times and lost twice (in 98-99 and 05-06).
More news