Les Lyonnais registered their seventh consecutive away win and are now undefeated in the opening nine games of the season... Check out all the numbers from the match against Sochaux, as well as the season so far…
Rémy Vercoutre made six significant saves and one decisive save.
OL received 18 free-kicks against 17 for Saint-Etienne. One offside were called against OL and one was called against Saint-Etienne.
In terms of ball possession OL finished with 26 minutes and 45 seconds compared to 17:10 for Saint-Etienne.
One yellow cards: Juninho, who has now received three yellow cards in nine games and will be suspended for the Coupe de la Ligue match against Paris-SG.
The season so far:
154 shots taken by OL with 58 on target, 39 blocked and 57 off target. 85 from outside the penalty area and 69 from within. Juninho 33 shots (3 goals), Malouda 22 (4 goals), Fred 15 (5 goals), Benzema 14 (3 goals), Tiago 14 (3 goals), Carew 12, Toulalan 8, Källström 6, Wiltord 6 (2 goals)... 22 goals scored (seven left foot, ten right foot and five headers; four from corners, six from crosses from the left and two from the right, 1 direct free-kick, 1 from a free-kick and two penalties; 19 goals from inside the area).
OL’s opponents have taken 93 shots with 35 on target, 17 blocked and 41 off target. 52 from outside the area and 41 from within. Seven goals (four right foot and 2 headers and one own goal; one free-kick, two from a free-kick; one goal from outside the penalty area).
Les Lyonnais have scored 5 goals in the first half, but none after the 30-minute mark and 17 in the second half.
173 free-kicks for OL and 172 against.
15 yellow cards: Fred 3, Juninho 3, Tiago 2, Cris 2, Govou Malouda, Cacapa, Berthod, Källström. Tiago and Cris will be suspended for one match if they receive another yellow card in the next game.
No player has played every minute of every match. Benzema, Fred and Kallström have played in all nine games.
Mathematically, OL has 25 points, four more than after nine games last season. They had 17 in 2003-2004, 12 in 2002-2003, 19 in 2004-2005 and 19 in 2001-2002.