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OL - Metz: The numbers

Published on the 13 March 2006 à 10:20 by R.B

Les Lyonnais beat Metz 4-0 on Saturday, their 19th victory of the season. They remain nine points clear of Bordeaux having played the same number of games.

Gérard Houllier used 14 players. Les Olympiens shot 29 times at Wimbee’s goal including 16 on target; 19 shots came from inside the area and ten from outside. Metz fired just three times at goal, two on target and two from outside the area. 12 free-kicks were awarded to OL and nine to Metz. Nine corners for OL and two for Metz; Two offsides against OL, six against Metz.

Les Lyonnais began running from left to right and had the kick-off.

The 29 shots: Carew 8, Malouda 5, Tiago 5, Juninho 3, Muller 2, Wiltord 2, Diarra 2, Clerc 1, Pedretti 1.

Coupet had to make four saves including one decisive save.

Yellow cards:-

The stats after 29 games: 22 players have been used by Gérard Houllier. Coupet is the only player to have played every one of the 2,520 minutes of every game to date.

394 Lyon shots at goal: Juninho 70 (7 goals; 35 free-kicks; 55 shots from outside the penalty area); Fred 44 shots ( 8 goals);-Govou 43 shots (4 goals); Carew 43 shots ( 6 goals); Wiltord 39 shots (9 goals); Tiago 31 shots (3 goals); Malouda 30 shots (4 goals); Cris 15 shots (ten headers and 2 goals); Pedretti 13 shots; Diarra 13 shots (3 goals); Cacapa 7 shots (2 goals); Benzema 9 shots (1 goal); Réveillère 6 shots; Monsoreau 5; Ben Arfa 4; Berthod 3 (1 goal); Abidal 2, Frau 2, Clerc 2, Diatta 1... 185 shots from outside the area, 185 on target. 51 goals: 12 with headers (Fred 3, Wiltord 2, Carew 2, Govou 1, Diarra 1, Tiago, Cris and Cacapa 1); 1 from a throw-in; 7 from through balls; 13 from crosses; 7 from free-kicks; 4 from corners; 3 free-kicks (Ajaccio x 2 and Nantes); 1 penalty (Rennes). 37 goals scored inside the penalty area and 14 outside (Juninho 5, Wiltord 3, Govou 2, Carew, Diarra, Malouda and Tiago 1). One goal every eight shots at goal.

22 goals conceded: 2 free-kicks; 7 from crosses; 5 from free-kicks; 1 from corner; 1 from a shot from inside the box; 2 long-range shots; one from an individual action; one own goal (Tiago); 2 goals from through balls.

314 opponent’s shots at goal, 132 on target.

163 corners for OL and 108 for the opposition.

509 free-kicks for OL and 475 against.

130 offsides against OL and 74 against the opposition.

Coupet has made 193 saves this season, 31 of which were decisive.

[IMG40036#R]53 yellow cards: Diarra 6, Tiago 6, Fred 5, Carew 4, Govou 4, Réveillère 3, Berthod 3, Juninho 3, Malouda 3, Cris 3, Clément 3, Monsoreau 2, Pedretti 1, Frau 1, Cacapa 1, Diatta 1, Coupet, Clerc, Benzema and Abidal 1. A red card for Diatta.

Compared to last seasons:

2005-2006: 65 points, 51 goals for and 22 against.

2004-2005: 59 points, 41 goals for and 17 against.

2003-2004: 60 points, 51 goals for and 24 against.

2002-2003: 48 points, 49 goals for and 34 against.

2001-2002: 53 points, 55 goals for and 31 against.

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