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Match facts: Ajax v Lyon

Published: Sunday 11 September 2011, 21.45CET
Match facts: Ajax v Lyon
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Published: Sunday 11 September 2011, 21.45CET

Match facts: Ajax v Lyon


UEFA milestones
• Ajax have conceded 295 goals in UEFA competition.

UEFA Champions League statistics
• None

Latest domestic information
Saturday 10 September: Heracles Almelo 2-3 AFC Ajax (Overtoom 32, Plet 89; De Jong 45+2 64,
Sulejmani 81)
Vermeer; Van der Wiel, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Boilesen; De Jong, Janssen (Anita 71), Eriksen; Sulejmani, Sigthórsson (Enoh 82), Boerrigter (Ebecilio 66)

• Substitute Lorenzo Ebecilio was sent off in added time as Frank de Boer's team stretched their unbeaten run to 11 Eredivisie matches, winning ten since a 3-2 loss at ADO Den Haag on 20 March.

• Kolbeinn Sigthórsson has scored five goals in six games for club and country; Miralem Sulejmani has four in five.

• Ajax kicked off their season with a 2-1 defeat by FC Twente in the Dutch Super Cup at the Amsterdam ArenA, with Theo Janssen conceding a first-half penalty against his former employers.

• Ajax have not kept a clean sheet in 11 matches, since a 2-0 win against FC Groningen on 10 April.

Injury news
• Aras Özbiliz has not played this season because of a back injury. Bruno Silva has not featured since dislocating a shoulder during last winter's training camp in Turkey and is not in Ajax's UEFA Champions League squad.

Summer transfers
Mats Rits (K. Beerschot AC)
Thulani Serero (Ajax Cape Town FC)
Theo Janssen (FC Twente)
Derk Boerrigter (RKC Waalwijk)
Kolbeinn Sigthórsson (AZ Alkmaar)
Jasper Cillessen (NEC Nijmegen)
Dmitri Bulykin (RSC Anderlecht)

Maarten Stekelenburg (AS Roma)
Demy de Zeeuw (FC Spartak Moskva)
Marvin Zeegelaar (RCD Espanyol)
Rasmus Lindgren (FC Salzburg)
Mitchell Donald (Roda JC)
Hyun Jun Suk (FC Groningen)
Ronald Graafland (Feyenoord)
Evander Sno (RKC Waalwijk)
Sergio Padt (KAA Gent)
Jan-Arie van der Heijden (Vitesse)
Oleguer (released)
Thimothée Atouba (released)
Geoffrey Castillion (RKC Waalwijk, loan)
Rodney Sneijder (FC Utrecht, loan)
Darío Cvitanich (CA Boca Juniors, loan)
Florian Jozefzoon (NAC Breda, loan)
Roly Bonevacia (NAC Breda, loan)

International duty
• Gregory van der Wiel played every minute as the Netherlands booked their place at UEFA EURO 2012 last week, following up a national record 11-0 win against San Marino with a 2-0 victory in Finland.

• Sigthórsson scored the only goal on 6 September as Iceland beat Cyprus 1-0, their first win in EURO qualifying.


UEFA milestones
• None

UEFA Champions League statistics
• None

Latest domestic information
Saturday 10 September: Dijon 1-2 Olympique Lyonnais (Corgnet 43; Gonalons 7, Gomis 53)
Lloris; Réveillère, Koné, Lovren, Cissokho; Källström, Gonalons, Bastos, Briand (Belfodil 88); Gomis, Pied (Grenier 71)

• Bafétimbi Gomis' fourth goal of the campaign in all competitions helped Lyon extend their unbeaten start to the season to seven games.

• Lyon's Ligue 1 haul of 11 points from five matches is a marked improvement on their tally of five at the same stage last term, when they were 16th.

• The Gones are yet to keep a clean sheet this season, and had to come from behind in their first five outings.

• Lyon will face rivals AS Saint-Étienne in the French League Cup round of 16 on 25 or 26 October.

Injury news
• Lisandro (sprained ankle, out since 27 August) and Cris (hamstring, 15 August) have both been ruled out until the end of October.

• Yannis Tafer will be out until November after breaking his foot at the FIFA U-20 World Cup. Clément Grenier returned from Mexico with a muscular injury but made his Lyon comeback on Saturday.

• Ederson (knee) and Yoann Gourcuff (ankle) are yet to play this season because of long-term injuries.

Summer transfers
Mouhamadou Dabo (Sevilla FC)
Bakary Koné (EA Guingamp)
Gueïda Fofana (Le Havre AC)

Jérémy Toulalan (Málaga CF)
Miralem Pjanić (AS Roma)
César Delgado (CF Monterrey)
Pape Diakhaté (FC Dynamo Kyiv)
Ousmane N'Diaye (AC Arles-Avignon)
Joan Hartock (Stade Brestois 29)
Enzo Reale (US Boulogne, loan)
Mathieu Gorgelin (Red Star FC 93, loan)
Théo Defourny (RFC Antwerp, loan)
Harry Novillo (Le Havre AC, loan)
Loïc Abenzoar (Vannes OC, loan)

International duty
• Dejan Lovren registered his first international goal on 2 September as Croatia won 3-1 in Malta in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying. He played all 90 minutes again four days later in a 3-1 win against Israel.

• Kim Källström scored as Sweden bounced back from a 2-1 loss in Hungary by beating San Marino 5-0.

• Seven Lyon players were involved in France's run to the U-20 World Cup semi-finals this summer: Alexandre Lacazette, Thimothée Kolodziejczak, Thomas Fontaine, Sébastien Faure, Grenier, Tafer and also Reale, who has since been loaned out.

Last updated: 12/09/11 17.05CET

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