The game: 1-0
Faced with a playful but clumsy LOSC, Nice continued their reconstruction operation this Sunday, winning successfully (1-0). Deprived of Nicolas Pépé, last minute packagethe Gym did not have many chances, but they were able to take advantage of a moment of relaxation from their opponents to score once through Gaëtan Laborde (34th), after good work from the young Badredine Bouanani, decisive passer for his first tenure in Ligue 1.
Most of the time otherwise, Didier Digard’s players defended. Rather well even if Kasper Schmeichel had a lot of work, intervening in turn in front of Mohamed Bayo (10th), Ismaily (22nd), Rémy Cabella (28th), Timothy Weah (31st) or even Bafodé Diakité (46th). The Danish goalkeeper was also saved by his post (31st). His counterpart Lucas Chevalier was less in demand (9th, 14th and 87th), which did not prevent the northern club from conceding its first defeat in three months (October 30, 0-1 in Lyon) against against Aiglons, winners for the second time in three matches but who finished at ten after the new injury of Youcef Atal.
The player: Cabella, unfortunate hero
He could have been the man of the match in the good sense of the term if he had not missed the target, well served by Jonathan David in the box in the first period (25th). A huge miss which followed an almost decisive pass a little earlier for Mohamed Bayo (10th). In the end, it was his big mistake that led to the Nice goal that we will remember (34th). By losing the ball under the pressure of young Bouanani, the Lille player is finally the man of the match, but to his detriment.
Kasper Schmeichel made seven saves against Lille, his highest total in a Ligue 1 meeting. The last Nice goalkeeper to have made so many saves was Walter Benitez, on January 9, 2022 in Brest (9).
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