On the finish of a high-quality and intense match, Lens misplaced to Good (0-1) Bollaert on Wednesday, as a part of Day 21 of Ligue 1. A disastrous efficiency within the standings for Sang et Or, who had been knocked out of second place OM…
After all, Lille likes to play towards groups from the north lately.
Beating Nantes (2-0) at La Beaujoire earlier within the night, Olympique de Marseille quickly completed second, clearly placing Lens beneath stress. A Sang et Or, who appear to be struggling since their superb 3-1 victory over Paris in early January, have did not get again into the lead.
The blame for this lies with the wonderful workforce from Good, which on Wednesday as a part of the 21.
Good is off to begin, confirms Laborde
Overtaken by OM earlier within the night, Sang et Or had been trying to take their eleventh dwelling win and regain second place. However the Aiglons did not come as vacationers, which they rapidly proved with an enormous probability for Mendy, annihilated by Samba. Laborde might have scored as properly, however was prevented by an opponent’s leg. On the again, Boudaoui’s exit from damage dampened Niois’s enthusiasm a bit…
CT RCL? Not a lot for the primary half hour, aside from Fofana’s intrusion, taken up by Ramsey’s glorious protection. Then an awakening: Costa discovered Unhappy in a field that was blocked by Youssouf, then Dante after eliminating Schmeichel! Higher earlier than and after the break, with Sang et Or far more uplifting… however nonetheless susceptible to counterattacks. On one among them Good obtained a nook kick. And on the nook, on the floor of the Laborde fox with air-con Bollaert (0-1, 58th)!
A bar for Fofana!
Pressed by the gang, Racing additionally pressed to come back again, with Fofana fascinated by shaking the web… however solely the crossbar did after a cannon shot. Haise introduced in Openda and Sotoca to exchange the captain however to no avail. In spite of everything, even Good virtually doubled the lead twice, by way of Thuram after which by way of Laborde. 1-0 or 2-0, it does not matter, however second or third, somewhat extra.
Match Score: 7/10
An excellent match in Ligue 1 as is usually the case this season towards RC Lens and likewise towards Le Health club since Didier Digard got here on the bench. We all the time marvel how the gamers managed to keep up such an depth for over 90 minutes…
– On the nook, Mendy excels on the first submit to seek out Laborde on the second earlier than the striker scores into an empty internet (0-1, 58th).
COMMENTS OF PLAYERS
Maxifoot assigned a score (out of 10) of feedback to every participant.
Man of the Match: Aaron Ramsey (7.5/10)
No, Ramsey did not come to Ligue 1 to quietly finish his profession there. The Welshman is totally a part of the INEOS challenge and in the present day he as soon as once more confirmed why. The previous Arsenal participant began the sport with a wonderful defensive comeback alongside Fofana after which shone in assault, opening a Mendy miracle. He additionally confirmed unbelievable exercise in midfield.
Brice Samba (5): Much less spectacular than ordinary towards the Aiglons, Samba did not have a lot to do in the present day. At first he dealt with the primary state of affairs properly towards Mendy, however then missed a number of inches to dam a right-side rebound into Laborde’s objective.
Jonathan Gradit (5): Nonetheless as helpful in Franck Haise’s system, Gradit has finished properly. He launched a sizzling ball in entrance of Laborde within the first interval. Convert the 78th minute to Remy Labeau (no).
Kevin Danso (5): Laborde gained a number of matches towards a formidable centre-back, however Laborde nonetheless had a number of probabilities. So Danso actually wasn’t within the Niois striker’s sights when he scored, however he nonetheless left an excessive amount of room outdoors of that motion.
Facundo Medina (6): in all probability Lensois’ greatest defender proper now, particularly due to his passing high quality. Medina is consistently breaking traces to seek out his attacking midfielders or strikers, and tonight he was as soon as once more invaluable regardless of defeat.
Przemysław Frankowski (5.5): numerous generosity for little precision in his facilities. We noticed that the correct piston is extra impressed because it approaches the zone of fact …
Seko Fofana (6): Fofana did not die in contrast to a few of his teammates. The captain fought all through the match to make the distinction and virtually made it within the second half, however his cannon shot landed on the crossbar.
Jean Onana (5.5): Shock winner within the absence of Abdul Samed, Onana has finished an attention-grabbing job in midfield with many performances going ahead. Convert 65 minutes to Lukasz Poreba (non not).
Massadio Hadara (4): creator of an unsure begin to the match, the left piston was injured rapidly. Change the twenty fifth minute to Deiver Machado (4)responsible of a slight delay on Laborde on the opening of the rating.
Adrien Thomasson (5): The scorer of his first objective with the brand new colours towards Troyes (1-1) final weekend, the attacking midfielder has not been confirmed. The beneficiant and accessible former Strasbourg participant had no precision within the final cross or the final gesture. Convert 65 minutes to Florian Sotoca (no no).
Wesley Unhappy (4): Most popular Opena early within the match, former Rennais had a tough match. Alone up entrance, he lacked inspiration in his snaps and infrequently managed to hyperlink up together with his attacking midfielders, aside from motion towards Costa. Convert 65 minutes to Lois Openda (no, no).
David Costa (5): The shock winner, the attacking midfielder confirmed some attention-grabbing issues, like that breakthrough within the axis, to lastly serve to Unhappy. However typically he disappears in the course of the assembly, which is a pity…
Kasper Schmeichel (7): excellent towards Lille (1-0) final weekend, the Danish goalkeeper as soon as once more put in an awesome efficiency, saving 4 targets in complete, together with a decisive one, forward of Fofana within the second half.
Youssouf Ndayishimiye (6): A shock winner in Didier Digard’s five-back system, the younger middle offered. Stable in one-on-ones, he additionally obtained a number of balls clear.
Dante (6,5): Years go by, however Dante stays as stable as ever within the large video games. Bollaert was apparently unimpressed by the Brazilian, who was holding the barracks, when the boat started to rock.
Jean-Clair Todibo (6): very stable towards Lensois assaults, the centre-back was ultimately overtaken by his physique and changed within the 59th minute by Matthew Viti (no, no)which helped preserve the rating.
Antoine Mendy (7): an awesome match from the correct who performed the position of a piston. He signaled himself in a short time, placing Samba to work earlier than providing the one objective of the sport, Laborde, with a really good head bow. Change the 59th minute with Melvin Bard (no no).
Aaron Ramsey (7.5): see above.
Hichem Boudaoui (5.5): creator of an awesome begin to the match, regardless of a harmful lack of the ball on his personal floor, the midfielder sadly missed the damage. Change the twenty first minute to Paul Rozario (6)very stable within the midfield.
Khphren Thuram-Ulien (6): a fighter match for Lilian’s son who spared no effort in serving to. Till the very finish, Thuram performed all of the strokes and will have been rewarded within the closing moments, however Samba determined in any other case.
Jordan Lotomba (5,5): Left-back, normally right-back unaffected, however not implausible both. Lotomba was principally pleased with the protection and did it fairly properly.
Gatan Laborde (6.5): A objective scorer towards Lille (1-0) final weekend, Laborde gave again to Bollaert in what was not a simple match for him. It should be mentioned that the previous Rennes had few balls to eat and there have been all the time two defenders glued to his boots. However with a objective and three factors, he nonetheless dangers night time.
Sofiane Diop (6): A very good sport by the previous Mongasque, very helpful in retaining the ball transferring ahead. Sala’s uncommon harmful actions usually got here from him.
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LENS 0-1 NICE (mi-tps: 0-0) – FRANCE – Ligue 1 / 21 day
Stadium: Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Lens – Referee: Thomas Leonard, France
however : – G. Laborde (57th) for NICE