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Statattack Week 23: 'Keepers on the spot

Ligue 1
05/02/2013

Ligue 1's custodians are in some rare form at the moment; Paris Saint-Germain have equalled a long-standing unbeaten record; and Adrian Mutu has put on his his scoring boots in Ligue 1.

Key statistic for Week 23:

29%: With almost a third of all penalties so far this season being saved, Ligue 1's goalkeepers are in the best form since the introduction of the official statistics in 2008-09, thanks notably to a run of four saves from the last spot kicks. In week 23, Simon Pouplin (Sochaux), Guillermo Ochoa (Ajaccio) became the ninth and tenth 'keepers to save from the spot this season. With 15 weeks to go, it's Yohann Thuram-Ulien (Troyes) who boasts the strongest figures, with three saves from four attempts.


Team performances:

8: The number of matches without a loss (seven wins, one draw) and without conceding a goal for Paris Saint-Germain, a run that equals the club's records set in 1996-97. Paris Saint-Germain also set a new record by scoring more than three goals against Toulouse (4-0) for the first time in their history.

4th: After their dramatic 3-1 win over OL, Ajaccio have now gone four matches unbeaten (one win, three draws), their longest such run this season. Ajaccio took the opportunity of Lyon's visit to score three goals at home for the first time since September 10, 2011, when they beat Valenciennes 3-1.

731: Girondins de Bordeaux played a total of 731 balls against Valenciennes, their highest number in a single match this season. Bordeaux also extended their unbeaten run to six matches (three wins, three draws).

 

Individual performances:

1st: OL's visit to Ajaccio was the occasion for Romanian international Adrian Mutu to score his first-ever Ligue 1 double. Mutu has scored five goals in his last seven Ligue 1 matches - all five of which have come at the Stade François-Coty.

5th: Nice central defender Nemanja Pejcinovic scored his fifth Ligue 1 goal in the 2-0 win in Brest. It was his first goal away from home. The Serb now has three strikes for the season, making him one of just four central defenders in the league to boast such a record.

32nd: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his 32nd Ligue 1 goal - his tenth of the current season - in the 2-1 win in Sochaux on Saturday. The Gabon international has the peculiarity of having scored all his Ligue 1 goals from open play.

 

>> Week 23 Review: A decisive weekend in the title race?

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