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Nantes-Lyon Tops / Flops: Omnipresent package, imprecise blas

The good performance of Paqueta or the first success of Lyon but also of Nantes too imprecise and an OL who stopped playing, find the tops and the flops of this Nantes-Lyon (0-1).


Baked and milled packet
At the start of the Lyon season, a name is on everyone’s lips, Lucas Paqueta. The midfielder who celebrated his 24th birthday tonight would no doubt have wanted to score to protect his club but his left strike fled the frame of Lafont (69th). This absence of a goal should not make us forget the very good performance of the Lyonnais both in the pass and in the recovery but also in the aerial duels where he competed with the Nantes colossus Nicolas Pallois (1m90). Lyon can say a big thank you tonight.

Lyon finally
Having had the worst start to the season in their history for 29 years, Lyon had to win before the international break and it is now done. Everything was not perfect but the essential is there thanks to a recovery from Moussa Dembélé following a good job from Paqueta (35th), who offers Peter Bosz a great breath of fresh air.

The defense of Nantes
If it is OL who leave with the three points, the Nantes defense, and its hinge Castelletto-Pallois, did not make their task easier. Very present in the duels against Dembélé and Paqueta, they released a serenity and offered Nantes a defensive base to attack the second half in a more conquering manner. Castelletto could even have afforded the goal of the equalizer (38th) in the wake of the opening of the scoring if Lopes had not brilliantly interposed.

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Nantes does not (still) regulate the sights, Blas imprecis
In great offensive difficulty since the start of the season (3 goals in 3 days), the Nantes attack, without its best element Kolo Muani at kick-off, had cause for concern. If the Canaries did not score on Friday evening, they paradoxically provided themselves with many chances but never knew how to deceive the vigilance of an excellent Lopes (1st, 37th, 45th, 78th, 87th). If Moses Simon wandered on his left lane, his teammates like Blas (57th, 63rd, 78th) were not realistic enough in the last gesture. Much more domineering in the second half, Nantes can leave the match with regret.

OL stop playing
Still marked by the crazy comeback of Clermont last week (3-3), Lyon was extremely feverish once the first goal scored. Like Damien Da Silva passed and sent off for two warnings (45th, 78th), OL sometimes gave up the ball to the Nantes people without trying to recover it for fear of being beaten against. Despite several opportunities from his Brazilian duo Paqueta-Guimaraes (8th, 33rd, 66th, 67th), the Lyonnais have never been able to make their job easier by killing the match. If the Clermont scenario did not reproduce, the end of the meeting was clearly also suffocating and little controlled.


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