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Valenciennes: the season so far

Published on the 26 January 2011 à 08:02 by R.B

The team from the north are in a relegation battle, only 1 point ahead of the 18th placed side...Nor have they performed well in the domestic cup competitions...

16th with 22 points of which 15 were won at home. 5 victories, 7 draws and 8 defeats. 22 goals scored and 23 conceded.

5 victories: OM 3-2, Caen 2-1, away to Monaco 2-0, Arles 3-0, TFC 2-1.

7 draws: away to Nice 0-0, away to AJA 1-1, away to OL 1-1, Lille 1-1, ASSE 1-1, away to Bordeaux 1-1, Lens 1-1.

8 defeats: Montpellier 1-0, away to Brest 1-0, away to Lorient 2-1, away to Nancy 2-0, away to Sochaux 2-1, PSG 2-1, away to Rennes 1-0, away to Montpellier 2-1.

22 goals scored from 217 shots: 6 headed goals, 0 penalties, 0 direct free-kicks, 1 goalafter a free-kick, 2 following corners, 11 after crosses. Pujol 7, Danic 6, Samassa 2, Sanchez 2, Bong, Ducourtioux, Aboubakar, Angoua, Dossevi.

Breakdown of goals scored per 15 minutes: 1, 4, 3, 5, 4, 5.

23 goals conceded from 297 opposition shots: 4 headed goals, 3 penalties (Lorient, Montpellier, OM), 2 direct free-kicks (Nancy & Lens), 3 goals following corners, 3 after free-kicks, 7 following crosses.

Breakdown of goals conceded per 15 minutes: 3, 4, 1, 2, 3, 10.

25 players used. Penneteau has played every minute of all 20 matches.

46 yellow cards: Mater 7, Gomis 5, Baldé 5, Bisevac 4, Ducourtioux 4, Danic 4…

1 red card: Mater.

Valenciennes were eliminated from the Coupe de la Ligue in the ¼ final by PSG and from the last round of 64 of the Coupe de France by Angers 2-1.

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