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Before the Olympic clash in the Coupe de France

Published on 29 January 2007 at 11:20 AM
OL has set the controls for Marseille to meet OM in the last 16 of the Coupe de France. An OM that just lost 2-0 to Le Mans in the league…
OM and OL in the Coupe de France? the 2 teams have met 7 times: in the last 16 in 1963, Lyon beat Marseille 2-1 (Monaco 2-0 OL in the final); in 1973 in the quarter-final first leg OM 1-0 Lyon and OL 4-0 OM in the second (OL 2-1 Nantes in the final); in 1976, in the final, OM2-0 OL; in 1987 in the last 16, OM 3-0 OL in the first leg and OL 2-2 OM in the second (Bordeaux 2-0 OM in the final); in the 2006 quarter-final OL 1-2 OM. Every time the 2 sides have met, one of them has gone onto the final. OL has never won at the Stade Vélodrome in the Coupe de France. OL hasn’t eliminated OM since 1973.

While OL hasn’t won at the Vélodrome in the Coupe de France, it remains undefeated by OM in the league since 1997-98, when OM won 1-0. Since that season, there have been 5 draws and 4 OL victories, 2 of which featured a scoreline of 4-1.

OM has lost twice at home this season, against Lyon (4-1) and against Lorient in round 12 (1-0). For the rest of their home games, Beye and co have recorded wins… 8 of them and counting…

In the Coupe de France, OM have got thus far twice having gone to extra time: in Cambrai (CFA2) 4-1 (3 goals to Cissé and 1 to Maoulida) and in Le Mans 1-0 (goal to Niang).

OM was knocked out of the Coupe de la Ligue by the Greens (St-Etienne) at the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium in the last 16 (4-1, goal to Pagis from the penalty spot) after having beaten Montpellier at the Hérault stadium 2-1 (goals to Bamogo et Maoulida).

In the UEFA Cup, Albert Emon’s men went through the Intertoto Cup by eliminating Dniepr. After that, in the preliminary rounds of the UEFA Cup, they knocked out the Young Boys before being taken out by Mlada Boleslaw. Notably, they didn’t win at home: 2 draws.

[IMG39621#R]In the league, OM has 36 points, 15 behind OL; they are 4th on the table. They have a better home record, with 24 points from a possible 30. Carrasso and Beye have played every minute of every match. Niang, Taiwo and Zubar 21, Nasri and Maoulida 20, Cana and Pagis 19, M’Bami 17… Cissé has only played 6 matches. As for Rodriguez, who came during the transfer window, he has played 3 matches.

Pagis is OM’s top scorer with 9 goals in all competitions alongside Niang. They are followed by Maoulida 7, Bamogo 5…

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