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Valenciennes: the season so far

Published on the 06 May 2010 à 10:18 by R.B

The team from the north find themselves in 10th place...their best finishing position since returning to the French elite...

10th with 50 points. 14 victories, 8 draws and 14 defeats. 47 goals scored and 47 conceded.

14 victories: OM 3-2, Grenoble 2-0, ASM 3-1, Nice 2-1, ASSE 1-0, Lille 1-0, Bordeaux 2-0, away to TFC 1-0, away to Sochaux 5-2, away to ASSE 2-0, away to Rennes 3-0, away to Bordeaux 1-0, away to Boulogne 2-0, away to Grenoble 1-0.

8 draws: Boulogne 1-1, Montpellier 1-1, AJA 0-0, Lens 0-0, Sochaux 1-1, Lorient 0-0, away to Lens 1-1, away to PSG 2-2.

14 defeats: Nancy 3-1, PSG 3-2, TFC 3-1, Rennes 2-0, Le Mans 1-0, away to OL 1-0, away to Nice 3-2, away to Lille 4-0, away to Le Mans 2-1, away to Lorient 3-2, away to OM 5-1, away to AJA 1-0, away to Montpellier 2-1, away to ASM 2-1.

47 goals scored from 411 shots: 8 headed goals, 1 penalty (Nice), 2 direct free-kicks (PSG & Grenoble), 3 goals following corners, 4 after free-kicks, 20 following crosses. Samassa 7 buts, Ben Khafallah 7, Pujol et Audel 6, Sanchez 5, Ducourtioux 3, Bisevac 2, Danic 2, Mater 2, Bong 2, Tiené, Kadir, Sebo, Schmitz, Baldé.

Breakdown of goals scored per 15 minutes: 4, 8, 6, 8, 6, 15

47 goals conceded from 465 opposition shots: 7 headed goals, 3 penalties (Nancy, Lille, ASM), 4 direct free-kicks (Sochaux, Le Mans, ASM, Le Mans), 5 goals following corners, 4 after free-kicks, 5 after crosses.

Breakdown of goals conceded per 15 minutes: 4, 7, 9, 8, 7, 12.

27 players used. Nobody has played in all 36 matches.

71 yellow cards: Tiené 9, Mater 9, Bisevac 8, Sanchez 6…

3 red cards: Cohade, Tiené, Penneteau.

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