Sylvain Wiltord scored his second goal of the season against Sochaux... a second winner after his victorious strike against Bordeaux...
Wiltord’s goal against Sochaux was the seventh scored by a replacement: Fred at Nantes, Malouda against Toulouse, Wiltord at Bordeaux, Benzema x2 at Nice and Benzema again in Bucharest. 7 super-sub goals out of 26.
Juninho was involved in all three goals in Bucharest: free-kick palmed out to Fred; corner for Fred’s header and backheel for Benzema. Against Sochaux, he was involved in the four most dangerous Lyon attacks: he launched the diagonal ball which was headed into the path of Wiltord by Tosic for the goal; he volleyed at Richert from Wiltord’s cross; he hit the corner that a Sochaux defender turned against his own post and he drew a fine save from Richert with a free-kick.
The score was 0-0 at half-time on Saturday. It was the third time this season that there has been no score at the break: OL - PSG in the Trophée des Champions and OL - TFC in the league. It was the fourth time that OL failoed to score in the opening 45 minutes: along with Nice who were leading 1-0 at half-time.
Against Sochaux, Jérémy Toulalan failed to make anyappearance. It is the first time this season that the former Nantes midfielder has not played a single minute of a league match.
Against Sochaux, Les Lyonnais dominated possession. It was the tenth time out of 11 matches this season: only Madrid have out-passed Coupet and Co.
134 shots at goal in the league for 20 goals! Or just under seven shots for each goal; 50 shots on target for those 20 goals.
Finally, OL is not only on top of the L1 standings, but also the Challenge de l'offensive... and also the Fair Play table.