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OL - Le Mans: The numbers

Published on the 15 May 2006 à 08:30 by R.B

OL thrashed Le Mans 8-1 in their final game to bring the curtain down on another unforgettable campaign.

Gérard Houllier used 14 players. ‘Les Olympians’ shot 14 times at the Le Mans goal for eight goals from 10 shots on target. 10 shots came from within the penalty area and 4 from outside. Le Mans took 17 shots; 12 on target, 9 from outside the area. OL had 18 free-kicks, Le Mans had 6. OL had 2 corners, Le Mans had 4. Lyon were caught offside 7 times, Le Mans: once.

Les Lyonnais started the match running from right to left and had the kick off.

10 Lyon shots: Fred 5; Juninho 2, Govou 2, Cris 2, Ben Arfa 1,Tiago 1, Cris 1, Wiltord 1.

Coupet made 11 significant saves, three of which were decisive.

Yellow card: -

The statistics after 38 games: 24 players have been used by Gérard Houllier. Coupet leads the way with 3,308 minutes playing time.

542 Lyon shots at goal: Juninho 94 (9 goals; 52 free-kicks at goal; 77 shots from outside the area); Fred 62 shots (14 goals); Govou 60 shots (5 goals); Carew 49 shots (8 goals); Wiltord 50 shots (12 goals); Tiago 49 shots (5 goals); Malouda 45 shots (6 goals); Cris 18 shots (ten headers, 3 goals); Pedretti 21 shots (2 goal); Diarra 20 shots (3 goals); Cacapa 8 shots (2 goals); Benzema 11 shots (1 goal); Réveillère 6 shots; Monsoreau 6; Ben Arfa 8; Berthod 3 (1 goal); Clerc 4; Abidal 3, Frau 2, Diatta 3... 256 shots from outside the area; 266 shots on target. 73 goals: 16 headers (Fred 4, Wiltord 3, Carew 2 Tiago 3, Govou 1, Diarra 1, Cris and Cacapa 1); 1 from a throw-in; 9 from through-balls; 17 from crosses; 8 from free-kicks; 8 from corners; 4 free-kicks (Ajaccio 2, Nantes, Le Mans); 2 penalties (Rennes, ASSE). 54 goals scored inside the penalty area and 19 from outside (Juninho 6, Wiltord 3, Govou 2, Malouda 2, Carew, Fred 2, Diarra and Tiago 1). A ratio of one goal every seven shots.

31 goals against: 2 free-kicks; 7 from crosses; 5 headers from free-kicks; 2 from a corner; 2 shot within the penalty area; 3 long-range goals; one from an individual run and shot; one own goal (Tiago); 9 from through balls.

405 opponent’s shots at goal; 184 on target.

206 corners for OL and 135 for their opponents.

659 free-kicks for OL and 621 against.

153 off-sides against OL and 114 against our opponents.

Coupet has made 247saves, including 37 decisive saves. Vercoutre has made 16 saves, including 2 decisive saves.

[IMG40036#R]66 yellow cards: Diarra 8, Tiago 8, Fred 5, Carew 4, Govou 4, Juninho 5, Malouda 5, Clément 4, Réveillère 3, Berthod 3, Pedretti 3, Cris 4, Monsoreau 2, Cacapa 2, Frau 1, Diatta 1, Coupet, Clerc, Benzema and Abidal 1. One red card for Diatta.

The last four seasons:

2005-2006: 84 points, 73 goals for and 31 against.

2004-2005: 79 points, 56 goals for and 22 against.

2003-2004: 79 points, 64 goals for and 29 against.

2002-2003: 68 points, 63 goals for and 41 against.

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