Find out everything you need to know on Sunday’s match between OL and Auxerre. Head-to-heads, statistics, the numbers. A closer look at the Burgundy outfit…
Historical This Sunday will see the 20th Lyon-Auxerre in history. The record: 10 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses. OL lost the first two games at the Stade Gerland: 3-1 in 1981 and 1-0 in 1982. OL’s last defeat dates back to 1998, 1-0.
Lyon’s first win was during the 1990-91 season, 1-0. Since then, OL has won three times by te impressive scoreline 3-0.
The last 5 Lyon-Auxerre
Record: 3 wins, 2 draws
Goals: 11 goals scored, 4 conceded
They played for both:
Players: Gérard Lanthier, Christophe Cocard, Philippe Violeau, Steve Marlet. Peguy Luyindula.
Staff: Dominique Cuperly, Jacques Santini, Joël Bats.
The Numbers: 26 and 13
26 goals scored by Lyon and only 13 conceded. Every match between the two has seen goals except in the 1999-2000.
Before this Round 23 clash, Auxerre are third in Ligue 1 with 3 points. The record: 12 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses. 29 goals scored, 23 goals conceded, in other words, the 3rd best attack, and the 12th best defence.
Auxerre is the 9th best team in Ligue 1 away from home with 3 wins (Monaco, Metz and Le Mans), 2 draws (Strasbourg and Saint-Etienne) and losses (Lens by the score of 7-0 in week 4, Rennes, Toulouse, Nice, Marseille and Bordeaux).
Departures: B. Kalou (Paris SG), Tainio (Tottenham), Benjani ( Porsmouth) and Diaby (Arsenal).
Arrivals: O. Kaalabane (ES Sahel), T. Kahlenberg (Bröndby), K. Vadocz (Honved Budapest), M. Berson (Aston Villa) and P. Luyindula (Marseille).
Two players have played in all 22 league games to date. The goalkeeper Fabien Cool and the Danishmidfielder Thomas Khalenberg.
Keeper: Cool (22)
Defenders: Martin (8), Grichting (12), Mignot (19),Radet (20)
Midfielders: Lachuer (15), Kahlenberg (22), Violeau (18), Be.Cheyrou (19)
Forwards: Luyindula (19), Pieroni (19)
* () number of matches played