OL’s first away draw of the league season… their 8th scoreless match of the season… and their 17th clean sheet…
For the 8th time in 46 official matches, OL failed to score: OL 0 Monaco 0, VA 0 OL 0, TFC 2 OL 0, Troyes 1 OL 0 and Rennes 1 OL 0 in the league; AS Rome 0 OL 0 and OL 0 AS Roma 2 in the Champions League; Bordeaux 1 OL 0 in the Coupe de la Ligue. That’s 5 losses and 3 draws.
OL has kept 17 clean sheets: 11times in the league, 6 of which were on the road; 5 times in the Champions League, 3 of which were on the road; once in the Coupe de la Ligue against Le Mans. 15 wins and 2 draws.
VA - OL? It’s the match in which OL was awarded the smallest number of free kicks: 23 in total for the match, with 13 going OL’s way.
For his 100th match on the OL bench, Gérard Houllier got his 22nd draw; he has also had 65 wins and 13 losses.
With this scoreless draw in Valenciennes, Grégory Coupet remains on 399 goals conceded in L1, 101 of which came when he was with Les Verts. That’s 399 goals conceded in 409 matches.