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OL - Nice: The numbers

Published on the 17 April 2006 à 13:00 by R.B

OL beat Nice 2-1 on Saturday, their 22 win of the season for a total of 75 points, five games from the end. Bordeaux, held at home by Saint-Etienne are now 14 points behind the future champions.

Gérard Houllier used 14 players. ‘Les Olympians’ shot 10 times at goal of which 6 were on target. 4 shots came from within the penalty area and 6 from outside. Nice took 5 shots; 4 on target, 1 from outside the area. OL had 25 free-kicks, Nice had 26. OL had 5 corners, Nice had 3. Lyon were not caught offside once, Nice: four times.

Les Lyonnais started the match running from right to left and did not have the kick off.

10 Lyon shots: Pedretti 3, Fred 2, Malouda 2, Juninho 1, Govou 1, Tiago 1.

Coupet made six significant saves and one decisive save.

Yellow cards: Caçapa and Pedretti.

The statistics after 33 games: 22 players have been used by Gérard Houllier. Coupet is the only player to have played every minute of every match: 2,970 minutes.

469 Lyon shots at goal: Juninho 88 (7 goals; 50 free-kicks at goal; 72 shots from outside the area); Fred 48 shots (9 goals); Govou 52 shots (4 goals); Carew 45 shots (7 goals); Wiltord 45 shots (11 goals); Tiago 36 shots (4 goals); Malouda 38 shots (6 goals); Cris 16 shots (ten headers, 2 goals); Pedretti 18 shots (1 goal); Diarra 19 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); Clerc 3; Abidal 2, Frau 2, Diatta 1... 226 shots from outside the area; 221 shots on target. 59 goals: 14 headers (Fred 3, Wiltord 3, Carew 2 Tiago 2, Govou 1, Diarra 1, Cris and Cacapa 1); 1 from a throw-in; 7 from through-balls; 15 from crosses; 8 from free-kicks; 6 from corners; 3 free-kicks (Ajaccio 2, Nantes); 1 penalty (Rennes). 44 goals scored inside the penalty area and 15 from outside (Juninho 5, Wiltord 3, Govou 2 Malouda 2, Carew, Diarra and Tiago 1). A ratio of one goal every eight shots.

24 goals against: 2 free-kicks; 7 from crosses; 5 headers from free-kicks; 1 from a corner; 1 shot within the penalty area; 2 long-range goals; one from an individual run and shot; one own goal (Tiago); 4 from through balls.

345 opponent’s shots at goal; 145 on target.

182 corners for OL and 122 for their opponents.

586 free-kicks for OL and 546 against.

136 off-sides against OL and 87 against our opponents.

Coupet has made 222 saves, including 34 decisive saves.

[IMG40036#R]61 yellow cards: Diarra 7, Tiago 7, Fred 5, Carew 4, Govou 4, Juninho 5, Malouda 4, Clément 4, Réveillère 3, Berthod 3, Cris 3, Monsoreau 2, Pedretti 2, Cacapa 2, Frau 1, Diatta 1, Coupet, Clerc, Benzema and Abidal 1. One red card for Diatta.

The last five seasons:

2005-2006: 75 points, 59 goals for and 24 against.

2004-2005: 66 points, 45 goals for and 19 against.

2003-2004: 69 points, 57 goals for and 26 against.

2002-2003: 60 points, 56 goals for and 36 against.

2001-2002: 63 points, 59 goals for and 31 against.

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