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What a record at the break!

Published on the 03 January 2007 à 10:15 by R.B

OL starts the second half of the season in Bayonne. OL has played 28 official matches between 30 July and December 23…

1 loss (in the league at Rennes)…5 draws (2 in the league at home: TFC and Monaco; 2 in the Champions League: Steaua at home and Real in Madrid; 1 in the Trophée des Champions at home against PSG that finished with a penalty shoot-out win for OL)…22 wins of which 9 were in the league on the road and 7 at home; 2 in the Champions League away at Kiev and Steaua and2 at home, against Kiev and Real; 2 in the Coupe de la Ligue at home against PSG and Nancy.

57 goals scored: Malouda 10, Juninho 8, Fred 7, Benzema 7, Wiltord 6, Tiago 5, Cris 4, Squillaci 2, Källström 2, Carew 2, A Diarra 2, Govou 1, CSC 1 (Sedan). That’s 12 different OL goalscorers.

4 goals from free kicks: 2from penalties (1 penalty missed by Juninho against St-Etienne). 8 after corners. 9 after free kicks. 11 headers. 20 goals in the first half and37 in the second, 20 of which came in the last 15 minutes. In the league, 8 of the 15 goals in the last 15 minutes were winners. In the Coupe de la Ligue 4 goals in the last 15 minutes, yielding 2 qualifications. 1 goal in the last 15 minutes in the Champions League that didn’t change the result (Benzema in Bucharest). 30 goals with the right foot, 15with the left and11 headers.

Juninho has had 81 shots on goal, 54 of which were free kicks, Malouda 64, Carew 39, Wiltord 36, Källström 34, Benzema 34, Tiago 34, Govou 24, Toulalan 24, Fred 21, Cris 17, A. Diarra 10, Clerc10…

Coupet has made 163 significant saves and Vercoutre 62.

17 goals conceded, 11 of which were in the league: 2 league free kicks (Nantes and PSG). 1 penalty in the Coupe de la Ligue (PSG). 1 own goal (Cris against Lille). 2 from corners. 3 after free kicks. 3 headers.

12matches with clean sheets. 8 times OL fell behind but won 6 times, drew once and lost once. 12 times OL led at half time; 14 scoreless half times; 2 times OL was behind at the break.

25players used by Gérard Houllier: Cris 2,070minutes, Toulalan 1,957, Coupet 1,890, Squillaci 1,800, Malouda 1,787, Abidal 1,763, Réveillère 1,699, Juninho 1,696… Djila Diarra 270, Rémy204, Bettiol 41.

43 yellow cards: Juninho 6, Tiago 6, Cris 5, Malouda 5, Toulalan 4, Fred 3, Källström 3, Govou 2, Cacapa 2, Réveillère 2, Vercoutre 1, Squillaci 1, Rémy 1, A. Diarra1, Berthod 1.

1 red card: Juninho