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Pre-match: Sochaux – OL

Published on 17 March 2006 at 3:57 PM
This is the 38th meeting between Sochaux and Olympique Lyonnais at the Stade Bonal. The record stands at 23 victories for Sochaux, 10 for OL and 5 draws.
The first meeting was back in the 1951/52 season. Sochaux won 2-0.
Lyon’s biggest defeat: 1965/66 – 7-2 win Week 12.
There hasn’t been a draw between the two sides in 23 matches, dating back to a 1-1 draw in the 1982/83 season.

The last 5 meetings

Two wins for Sochaux, three for OL.
Eight goals for OL and six for Sochaux.

1998/99, Wk. 5: 1-2
2001/02, Wk.27: 2-1
2002/03, Wk. 5: 2-1
2003/04, Wk. 28: 1-2
2004/05, Wk. 20: 0-2

The numbers: 71 and 42
71 goals scored by Sochaux and 42 by Olympique Lyonnais. The Mercato:

Three departures:
- The Togo striker Kader, who joined Guingamp
- Zaïri, loaned to a Saudi club
- The other loan was for the Egyptian midfielder Farag who joined a Qatari club.

Three signings: - Brazilian Weldon, a solid 1.87m, 76kg striker. He is the club’s third Brazilian and used to play with Fred at Cruzeiro. He is currently on loan with the option to buy.
- A young Serbian defender called Dusko Tosic, 21-years-old. He plays at left-back.
The midfielder Valéry Mézague who joined from Montpellier.

Sochaux in the league:

At home:
Biggest home win: 4-0 v Saint-Etienne.
14 matches played, 5 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses. 4 games lost by the score of 1-0. There last home defeat dates back to Marseille in September. 12 goals for, 9 against. In the standings... Sochaux are 16th, 32 from Lyon and 10 points ahead of Strasbourg in the relegation zone…

A. ILAN 9 goals, M. DAGANO 6 goals.

M. ISABEY 4 assists.

Coupe de France run:
Les Sochaliens are into the round of 16 like Lyon. In the last round they defeated Châteauroux. On 22 March they take on Olympique de Marseille at the Stade Vélodrome.

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