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OM: the season so far

Published on the 06 May 2011 à 08:01 by R.B

After having won the Coupe de la Ligue and the Champions trophy, OM are in the battle for the title of champion of France… They are only one point behind Lille… OM, the best team in the division away from home…

 

2nd with 62 points including 29 taken away from home (1st). 17 victories (8 on the road), 11 draws (5 on their travels), 5 defeats (3 away from home). 51 goals scored (22 away from home) and 30 conceded (13 on the road). OM have taken 33 points from a possible 42 during the return phase, the best score of the 14 matches played.

17 victories: Lorient 3-0, Sochaux 2-1, Nancy 1-0, Montpellier 4-0, Bordeaux 2-1, Arles 1-0, ASSE 2-1, PSG 2-1, Nice 4-2, away to Arles 3-0, away to Lille 3-1, away to Toulouse 1-0, away to Sochaux 2-1, away to Nancy 2-1, away to Rennes 2-0, away to Lens 1-0, away to Montpellier 2-1.

11 draws: Lens 1-1, Rennes 0-0, OL 1-1, TFC 2-2, AJA 1-1, away to Bordeaux 1-1, away to ASSE 1-1, away to AJA 1-1, away to Brest 0-0, away to Monaco 0-0, Monaco 2-2.

5 defeats: Caen 2-1, LOSC 2-1, away to VAFC 3-2, away to PSG 2-1, away to Nice 1-0.

51 goals scored from 488 shots. 7 headed goals, 2 direct free-kicks (PSG & Arles), 2 penalties (Montpellier & VAFC), 2 goals following throw-ins, 6 after free-kicks, 5 after corners and 22 following crosses. 17 goals fromm set pieces. A Ayew 10, Rémy 8, Gignac et Lucho 7, Taiwo and Valbuena 4, Cheyrou 3, Heinze 2, 2 own goals, Mbia, Brandao, Samassa, J Ayew,

Breakdown of goals scored per 15 minutes: 4, 11, 7, 7, 8, 14.

30 goals conceded. 5 headed goals, 0 direct free-kicks, 2 penalties (AJA & Bordeaux), 2 goals following free-kicks, 1 after a corner, 2 following throw-ins, 11 after crosses. 7 goals from set pieces.

Breakdown of goals conceded per 15 minutes: 3, 3, 6, 5, 4, 9.

26 players used. Mandanda has played every minute of all 33 matches.

57 yellow cards: Kaboré 7, A Ayew 6, Mbia 6, Diawara 6, Heinze 5, Cissé 4…

4 red cards: Kaboré, Rémy, Mbia, Cissé.

OM won the Champions Trophy (5-4, on penalties against PSG) and the Coupe de la Ligue 1-0 against Montpellier (Taïwo). They were eliminated from the last 64 of the Coupe de France by Evian 3-1 (own goal). They played in the last 16 of the Champions League but were eliminated by Manchester United. Champions League record: 4 victories, 3 defeats and 1 draw; 13 goals scored and 5 conceded (Gignac 3 goals, Rémy 2, Lucho 2, Brandao 2, Heinze, Diawara, Valbuena, 1 own goal)

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