Les Lyonnais registered their fifth consecutive away win and are now undefeated in the opening eight games of the season... Check out all the numbers from the match against Sochaux, as well as the season so far…
Grégory Coupet made ten significant saves and one decisive save.
OL received 15 free-kicks against 22 for Lille. Two offsides were called against OL and six were called against Sochaux.
In terms of ball possession OL finished with 23 minutes and 55 seconds compared to 20:35 for Sochaux.
One yellow cards: Fred, who has now received three yellow cards in eight games and will be suspended for the match against Saint-Etienne.
The season so far:
134 shots taken by OL with 50 on target, 34 blocked and 50 off target. 73 from outside the penalty area and 61 from within. Juninho 26 shots (2 goals), Malouda 22 (4 goals), Fred 15 (5 goals), Carew 12, Benzema 12 (3 goals),Tiago 9 (2 goals), Toulalan 7, Källström 6, Wiltord 6 (2 goals)... 20 goals scored (seven left foot, eight right foot and five headers; four from corners, five from crosses from the left and two from the right, 1 direct free-kick, 1 from a free-kick and 1 penalty; 17 goals all from inside the area).
OL’s opponents have taken 90 shots with 33 on target, 16 blocked and 41 off target. 50 from outside the area and 40 from within. Six goals (3 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 15 in the second half.
155 free-kicks for OL and 155 against.
14 yellow cards: Fred 3, Tiago 2, Juninho 2, Cris 2, Govou Malouda, Cacapa, Berthod, Källström. Tiago, Juninho and Cris will be suspended for one match if they receive another yellow card in the next two games.
No player has played every minute of every match. Benzema, Fred and Kallström have played in all eight games.
Mathematically, OL has 22 points, four more than after eight games last season. They had 14 in 2003-2004, 11 in 2002-2003, 16 in 2004-2005 and 16 in 2001-2002.