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Notes on Stade Rennais Football Club

Published on the 21 November 2007 à 08:18 by R.B

The Bretons sit 4th on the table, 7 points behind OL… none the less, they are winless in their last 5 matches in all competitions…

7 wins: ASSE 1-0, Metz 2-0, Le Mans 3-0, in Lens 2-1, against PSG 3-1, in Lorient 1-0, in Auxerre 2-0.

3 draws: Lille 2-2, in Nice 1-1, against OM 0-0.

4 losses: Nancy 2-0, Sochaux 2-0, Monaco 1-0 and in Bordeaux 3-0.

That’s 10 points taken at home from a possible 21; 10 points from the total of 24 available to date.

17 goals scored: 12 goals inside the area and 5 from outside; no penalties; 1 free kick (Didot against Lorient); 1 headed goal (M’Bia); 2 goals after free kicks; 2 goals after crosses; no goals after corners. 17 goals from 155 shots. Briand 3, Wiltord 3, Leroy 3, Thomert 2, Hansson 1, M’Bia 1, Didot 1, Pagis 1 and Esteban 1.

13 goals conceded: 12 inside the area and 1 from inside; 4 headed goals; 1 penalty (Bordeaux) ; 2 goals after crosses; 1 goal after a free kick; 2 goals after corners. 13 goals from 183 shots.

20 yellow cards: Leroy 3, Briand 2, Hansson 2, Marveaux 2, Sorlin 2, M’Bia 2… no red cards.

23 players used. No player has played every minute of every match. Fanni and Leroy have played in all 14 matches.

The Bretons were eliminated from the Coupe de la Ligue in the last 16 by Valenciennes 2-0. They had beaten Clermont 1-0 (goal from Thomert) in the previous round.

In the UEFA Cup, they made it through the 1st phase against Lokomotiv Sofia (a 3-1 win then a 2-1 loss; goals from Leroy x 2, Cheyrou and Marveaux). In the group phase, they have lost to Basel 1-0 and shared the points at home with Bergen 1-1 (goal from Cheyrou).

In OL’s last 10 visits, Stade Rennais has won twice (1-0 in 2006-07 and 3-1 in 2003-04); drawn twice (2-2 in 2001-02 and 0-0 in 1997-98); and lost 6 times ( 3-1 in 2005-06, 2-1 in 2004-05, 1-0 in 2002-03, 4-3 in 2000-01, 2-1 in 1999-00 and 3-9 in 1997-98).