The excellent match of Fulgini, the shattering entry of Haïdara but also an absent Ganago. Find our Tops / Flops after Lens-Angers (2-2).
Angelo Fulgini: intensity and efficiency
The Ivorian midfielder was certainly the best player on the pitch this Friday night. With 5 balls recovered, he disgusted the Lensois midfield especially in the first period. He is the player who won the most duels (8 in total) and he was above all decisive. Involved on the first Angevin goal, he delivers a marvelous center in the second half for the equalizer of Romain Thomas. Technically clean with 80% of successful passes, he has greatly contributed to the positive result of his team and stands out from week to week as a safe bet in our Ligue 1.
Massadio Haïdara: perfect entry
Slightly injured, Facundo Medina had to give up his place at half-time in favor of Massadio Haïdara. Positioned in a role of piston, he surveyed relentlessly his left lane and proved invaluable on both sides of the field. It is he who delivers this perfect center for Gaël Kakuta at the 48e minute but it is also him who defends perfectly on Mohamed-Ali Cho at the 58e minute while Boufal had found the gap. The former Newcastle player spent only 45 minutes on the lawn but made a lot of money.
Gaël Kakuta sounded the revolt
The Franco-Congolese midfielder is now part of the furniture of this RC Lens. However, his starting status has tended to falter somewhat at the start of the season. His evening performance should allow him to put the church back in the middle of the village. It is he who allows his team to return to the game thanks to a magnificent strike from the left in the half-volley at the penalty spot. If he was not always skilful in his transmissions, he systematically sought to play forward and break the opposing lines. He also tried a lot (4 strikes on goal) and allowed his team to get their heads right at the best of times.
Sofiane Boufal: a sacred technical finesse
He was certainly the best Angevin in the first half. Very comfortable technically, he managed no less than 5 dribbles throughout the meeting. He also tried his luck a lot (4 times) and one of his attempts hit the mark. At the conclusion of a great collective action, he allows the SCO to take the lead in this part at the 40e minute. His stung ball is slowed down by Leca but the former Lille tears away to get ahead of the Lensois porter and score in the empty goal. In the second half, he was also involved in the equalizer of Romain Thomas. By his liveliness and his ability to play between the lines, he was a constant threat for Lensois who never really knew how to stop him.
Mohamed-Ali Cho: too tender
If the young Angevin striker is gradually becoming a familiar face in Ligue 1 (12 starts this season), we would almost forget his age (17 years). This Friday evening, he recalled that he was still a very young player still too tender. Sometimes naive in his decisions, he did not always make the right choices offensively and lost a lot of balls (14) and duels (6). On the other hand, its technical qualities are undeniable and its potential is obvious. But he will have to strengthen his game to become truly dangerous for the Ligue 1 rearguards.
Ignatius Ganago was not in it
Day without for the Lensois striker. In the first period, he squandered several situations in favor of his own, especially at the 24e minute when he fails to keep a comfortable lead over Jimmy Cabot before being stolen the ball. Often beaten in a duel, he never managed to weigh on the Angevin defense. The former Nice did not also attempt the slightest shot this Friday evening.