Statattack Week 33: Zlatan hits 21-year high

Ligue 1 Conforama
23/04/2013

PSG superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic's goal in the 3-0 win over Nice saw him equal an long-standing Ligue 1 record; Steve Mandanda kept the clean sheets coming; and Lille continued their impressive away form.

Key statistic for Week 30:

27th: As PSG edged closer to the title with a 3-0 win over Nice, Ligue 1 top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic notched his 27th goal of the season - the highest goal tally in Ligue 1 since Jean-Pierre Papin bagged 27  for OM in season 1991-92. The giant Swede has scored 56% of his goals at home since the second half of the season began.

 

Team performances:

5th: Lille's last-gasp 2-1 win over Bastia on Sunday was Les Dogues' fifth successive away win, setting a new Ligue 1 record for the club. Rudi Garcia's men also became the first team this season to get a win after falling behind to Bastia.

85%: One of the keys to Nancy's stunning climb out of the drop zone haas been their vastly improved passing game, and in Sunday's 3-1 win over Evian, Patrick Gabriel's men turned in their third-best performance of the season with an 85% success rate for their passes.  But it was no flash in the pan; for the first time this season, Nancy strung together three matches in a row with a pass success rate over 80%.

5th: Valenciennes' 1-0 win over Reims was just the northern side's fifth win in their last 40 away games in Ligue 1. VAFC have won all five of these victories against promoted sides (Stade de Reims, Troyes and Bastia this season, Dijon in 2011-12 and Arles-Avignon in 2010-11).

 

Individual performances:

15th: Jérémie Aliadière's winner in Lorient's clash in Toulouse was his 15th of the season, taking him to third place on the scorers chart. The former Arsenal man has now scored eight goals in 2013 - already one more than his total haul in 2012.

569: As Marseille held out for their 11th 1-0 win of the season, against Brest on Saturday, 'keeper Steve Mandanda equalled his own record of 569 Ligue 1 minutes played without conceding a goal. The France international is the first OM 'keeper to keep six consecutive clean sheets in Ligue 1 and his run is the second-longest in the league this season after PSG keeper Salvatore Sirigu's season-record 948 minutes.

1st: Nancy's rousing 3-1 win over Evian marked the occasion for Benjamin Moukandjo's first Ligue 1 double of the season. Moukandjo is the first and only Nancy player to have achieved this feat in the current campaign and is responsible for the both of the last two doubles by a Nancy player.

 

>> Week 33 Review: PSG take Nice step towards title

>> VIDEO: Official match highlights - Week 33

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