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Notes on Stade Rennais

Published on the 16 April 2007 à 10:00 by R.B

The Rennais can still hope for a European place and even a top-three finish. Weak in attack, their defence is however very solid… they haven’t conceded in the last 3 matches…

11 wins: Sochaux 2-1, Auxerre 3-1, Nice 1-0, OL 1-0, Nantes 2-0, in Monaco 2-0, Valenciennes 1-0, in St-Etienne 3-1, PSG 1-0, Lens 1-0.

11 draws: Monaco 1-1, in Nancy 0-0, ASSE 0-0, in Lens 0-0, Le Mans 1-1, Troyes 1-1, in Sochaux 0-0, Nancy 1-1, in Nice 1-1, in Le Mans 0-0.

9 losses: Lille 2-1, in Valenciennes 3-1, in Sedan 1-0, at PSG 1-0, in Toulouse 1-0, Marseille 2-0, Sedan 2-0, against Auxerre 1-0.

15 of their 44 points have been won on the road; 3 wins, 5 draws et 6 losses. 9 goals scored and 12 conceded of their total of 26 goals scored and 24 conceded. The Bretons took 25 points from the first half of the season.

Rennes has the worst attack in L1 along with Nantes and Nancy; Rennes has the 2nd-best defence. They have kept 13 clean sheets and have failed to score on the same number of occasions.

26 goals scored : 4 outside the area and 22 from inside. 3 penalties (Monterrubio against Lille, Nice and Sochaux); 2 free kicks (Marveaux against Le Mans and Utaka against St-Etienne); 5 headers; 11 after crosses; 3 after corners and 1 following a free kick. 11 goals in the first half and 15 after the break. Utaka 7 goals, Briand 6, Marveaux 4, Monterrubio 3, Didot 1, Jeunechamp 1, Melchiot 1, Danzé 1, M’Bia 1, Bruno Cheyrou 1.

24 goals conceded: 3 from outside the area and 21 from inside. 1 free kick (Dufresne for VA); 2 penalties (Noro for Sedan and Bergougnoux for TFC); 2 headers; 9 after centres and 1 after a corner. 10 goals in the first half and 14 in the second.

25 players used. Goalkeeper Pouplin has played every minute of all 31 matches. Pouplin, Melchiot, Bourillon, Didot and Mensah have started every match.

56 yellow cards: Edman and M’Bia 7, Briand 6, Bourillon, Cheyrou, Marveaux, Faty and Jeunechamp 4…

3 red cards: Cheyrou, Utaka and M’Bia.

Thomert arrived in the winter break from Lens, the same club that Olivier Monterrubio transferred to at the same time.

34 L1 matches at Gerland: 5 wins for the Bretons, 10 draws and 19 losses. They won the last one 4-1, a match that featured a John Utaka hat trick.
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