Alban Lafont was (almost) impassable this Friday evening, against Lille. The Nantes goalkeeper allows his team to take a point at home (1-1). The highs and flops of this match of the second day.
Alban Lafont, the savior
The FC Nantes goalkeeper has long allowed his team to hope in this meeting and in any case to stay alive. Author of several decisive parades, the 23-year-old French goalkeeper kept his men afloat before cracking in the 76th minute, on a magnificent collective goal concluded by the incoming Ismaily. On the Beaujoire side, we know who to thank for this draw (1-1) with the scent of victory…
Simon, the sole scorer
In Nantes, offensive animation is an almost taboo subject. After their draw against Angers on the first day (0-0), the Canaries finally found their striker this Friday evening. This is Moses Simon, who perfectly took over a corner kick from the left side by Merlin in the 28th minute. The Nigerian is the other evening savior for FC Nantes.
Ismaily, le super-sub
The Lille side turned into a perfect replacement this Friday evening at La Beaujoire. Badly embarked in the first period, Paulo Fonseca decides to take out his two side, already warned, on returning from the locker room (Ismaily in place of Djalo and Zedadka in that of Diakite). Determined, the first of the two entrants stirred his left side for 45 minutes and offered the equalizer to his partners on a superb collective action. This is called winning coaching.
Bayo, the invisible man
Recruited this summer from Clermont, the new Dogues striker did not mark this meeting with his imprint. Missed checks, bad calls, silly mistakes… Mohamed Bayo’s first half was a disaster… He finally left his partners in the 77th minute, replaced by the Swedish Gudmundsson.
Dominated in the first moments of the game, the Mastiffs fell into the trap of Nantes who were trying to get them out of their match. Tactic rather successful by the men of Antoine Kombouaré since four Lille were given a yellow card in 15 minutes apart. So four players, including three defenders…
Coco, the least prominent Nantes resident
Overall, the Canaries have all been good. With the exception of Marcus Coco. Too discreet, the FC Nantes midfielder ran after the ball a lot without ever managing to tame it. Efforts noticed but which were far too often in a vacuum. He also gave way to Fabio in the 59th minute. A defensive choice made by coach Antoine Kombouaré. Not the best game of Marcus Coco’s career…