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Statattack Week 32: LOSC hit their straps

Ligue 1 Conforama > News
05/04/2016

LOSC Lille's four consecutive wins have them back in the race for Europe; Paris Saint-Germain's Zlatan Ibrahimovic continues to figure among Europe's best; EA Guingamp's Yannis Salibur tops the club's scoring and assists charts.

LOSC Lille crash the party

By winning their last four Ligue 1 matches - including a 3-0 triumph in Nantes on Sunday - LOSC have risen to a season-high ranking of seventh. Thanks to this run, Frédéric Antonetti's men - who sat in 15th place at the end of Week 28 - have thrown their hats into the ring for a European finish.

Since Antonetti's arrival in Week 15, LOSC have collected 32 points, with a goal difference of +6 - the third-best record in the league over this period, behind Paris Saint-Germain of course, but separated from second-placed Monaco (32 points, +11) by goal difference alone.

Sunday's win marked the first time that the north-eastern club have won four in a row since 2014 (four wins from October 5 to November 3, 2013), a turnaround in which Portugal striker Eder - who has scored four Ligue 1 goals in his seven appearances since signing at the very end of the January transfer window - has played a not insignificant role.

 

The best performances

30: Among Europe's top five leagues, Zlatan Ibrahimovic - who scored his second hat-trick of the season as the capital club beat OGC Nice 4-1 on Saturday afternoon - is the first player to reach the bar of 30 league goals this season.

47%: Olympique de Marseille's Michy Batshuayi - who scored his side's consolation goal in the 2-1 defeat away to SC Bastia on Sunday - has been directly involved in 20 of OM's 43 Ligue 1 goals this season (14 goals, six assists).

6: After the win over OM, SC Bastia now count six victories since the turn of the year  - as many as they collected in the entire first half of the season.

80: Among Europe's top five leagues, only Real Madrid (87), FC Barcelona (86) and Paris Saint-Germain (81) have scored at least 80 goals in their domestic championship this season.

15: Over the last three seasons (2015-16 included), Olympique Lyonnais' Alexandre Lacazette has scored at least 15 goals per season in Ligue 1.

24: FC Lorient's Majeed Waris, who scored in the 3-1 defeat to Olympique Lyonnais on Sunday evening, has been decisive on 24 occasions in 35 career Ligue 1 matches for Valenciennes FC and FC Lorient.

7: After his double in the 3-1 win over Stade de Reims at the weekend, Stade Rennais FC's teenage sensation Ousmane Dembélé has the remarkable record of seven goals in his last five Ligue 1 appearances.

 

Yannis Salibur

After scoring the opener in EA Guingamp's 2-2 draw with Montpellier at the weekend, Yannis Salibur - already the club's co-leading assist provider (equal with Jimmy Briand on six) - also went to the top of the club's scoring chart with seven Ligue 1 strikes for the season (equal with Sloan Privat).

With his seven goals and six assists, Salibur has been directly involved in 13 - or 33% - of his club's 39 Ligue 1 goals this season. In scoring his seventh goal, Salibur equalled his personal best tally for a single season, set with Clermont Foot in Ligue 2 in season 2013-14.

Furthermore, Salibur has scored ten goals in all competitions this season, his best effort since turning professional with US Boulogne in Ligue 2 in season 2010-11.

 

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