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The OL defence... a fortress

Published on the 23 April 2007 à 09:34 by R.B

It’s been 5 clean sheets in a row for OL in the league… Cris collected his 12th yellow card…

Nancy, Valenciennes, Sedan, Rennes and Auxerre… that’s OL’s last 5 league matches without conceding a goal. The last player to have beaten Grégory Coupet? The Marseillais Niang in the 87th minute. That means OL now stands at 453 minutes without conceding. Has OL done better than this in its time as champion? Yes. In 2004-2005, from the 67th minute against St-Etienne through to Auxerre (60’)… that’s more than 6 matches without conceding (Caen 4-0, Istres 0-0, Strasbourg 1-0, Lens 1-0, Nantes 2- 0 and PSG 0-0)… 637 minutes of clean sheets, with 2 different keepers (Coupet and Puydebois).

It’s the 19th time this season that OL has kept a clean sheet in its 49 official matches.

It’s the 7th time in the league that the sextuple champion of France has failed to score… the 10th in all competitions.

OL has scored 80 goals in 49 matches and has conceded 36. The Olympiens scored 57 of their 80 goals before the winter break. They conceded 24 of their 36 goals before the break as well. OL played 28 matches before the break and has played 21 since.

Cris collected his 12th yellow card in the league this season. He is one of the top 3 most-sanctioned players in the league behind the Monégasque Leko (13 yellows). The Brazilian is followed by the Niçois Rool (11 yellows and a red) and the Nancéen Diakhaté (11 yellows and 1 red).

In terms of yellow cards, since the break, OL has collected 32 cards in 14 matches with a total of 62 in 33 matches.
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