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Valenciennes-OL: The numbers

Published on the 08 April 2007 à 16:40 by R.B

The Lyonnais notched up their first away draw of the league season… check out all the numbers from the match against Nancy as well as the whole season to date! OL still boasts the best defence and attack in the league… and now has a 17-point lead over second place… with a match in hand…


Coupet and co took 14 shots at the Valenciennes goal: 6 on target, 6 off target and 2 blocked; 3 from outside the box and 11 from inside. Savidan and co took 8 shots at Coupet’s goal: 1 on target, 3 off target, and 4 shots blocked. 2 from inside the area and 6 from outside.

Grégory Coupet made 9 significant saves and one decisive one.

OL was awarded 14 free kicks; VA 9.

2 yellow cards: Cris and Malouda.

The season so far, after 30 matches:

500 shots for OL: 194 on target, 119 blocked and 187 off target. 261 from outside the area and 239 from within. Juninho 96 shots (8 goals), Malouda 69 (7 goals), Carew 27 (1 goal), Wiltord 31 shots (5 goals), Fred 33 (10 goals), Benzema 23 (4 goals), Tiago 29 (4 goals), Govou 35, Toulalan 23, Källström 36 (2 goals), Cris 25 (4 goals)... Rémy 5, Squillaci 12 (3 goals)... Baros 16 (4 goals). 54 goals scored (14 left foot, 27 right, 12 headers and 1 own goal. 6 after corners (4 from the left by Juninho x 2 and Wiltord and two from the right by Ben Arfa and Juninho), 8 from crosses from the left and 7 from the right; 10 after free-kicks; 5 free-kicks (Juninho v Troyes, Lens and OM, Fred v Lille and Saint-Etienne); 2 penalties (Benzema in Nice and Juninho against Sochaux); one from a long ball; 9 after moves in the middle; 2 from interceptions. 42 from inside the box and 12 from outside (Juninho 5, Baros 1, Fred 3, Malouda, Tiago and Wiltord). 2 missed penalties (Juninho against St-Etienne and Fred against Nice).

The Olympiens have scored 18 goals in the first half and 36 in the second half, including 20 in the final 15 minutes.

Lyon’s opponents have taken 258 shots: 90 on target, 59 blocked and 109 off target. 141 from outside the area and 117 from within. 23 goals (13 right footers, 4 headers, 5 left-footers and 1 own-goal; 2 free-kicks, 2 penalties (Sochaux and Bordeaux), 5 after free-kicks, 2 from corners; 3 goals after a cross from the left; 2 from long balls. Of these 23 goals, 5 came after OL lost the ball, 1 on the counter (Valenciennes), 2 after blocked shots… 4 goals from outside the area).

577 free-kicks for OL and 366 for their opponents.

56 yellow cards: Cris 10, Tiago 7, Juninho 6, Malouda 6, Toulalan 5, Govou 3, Fred 3, Réveillère 3, Berthod 2, Baros 2, Diarra 2, Källström, Cacapa, Rémy, Ben Arfa, Müller, Abidal, Vercoutre.
1 red card: Juninho

No player has played every minute of every match. 27 players used. No player has taken part in every match.

Mathematically, OL has 2 points fewer than at the same stage last season (66 compared to 68), but has a match in hand. The Lyonnais have a 17-point lead over second-placed Lens, as opposed to 11 points over Bordeaux at the same stage last season.
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