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Tops / Flops Nice-Strasbourg: Schmeichel celebrates its first, the Strasbourg defense is holed


Nice and Strasbourg were neutralized (1-1) at the Allianz Riviera on Sunday afternoon, during the second day of Ligue 1. Here are the Tops and Flops of the match.


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A successful first for Schmeichel

For his first tenure in the League, Kasper Schmeichel achieved a very solid performance in the Nice cages, especially in the first period.

He perfectly repelled the volley of Alexandre Djiku on the corner shot by Jean-Ricner Bellegarde (22nd).

Upon returning from the locker room, the Danish veteran blocked Habib Diallo's attempt after a good dribbling sequence from the latter (46th).

In total, Schmeichel recorded four parries over the whole meeting including a counter-attack from Gameiro (15th).

The Strasbourg awakening

Dominating in the first quarter of an hour, the Strasbourgeois had collapsed after the penalty converted by Andy Delort (35th).

Back from the locker room, Stéphan's players showed a much better collective face, carried by a very good duo in the middle with Jean-Ricner Bellegarde, very clean in his raises with 86% of successful passes and especially Adrien Thomasson, author of a great deep opening for Kevin Gameiro on the equalizer.

In additional time, Strasbourg continued to push to seek victory like the last action of Ludovic Ajorque (90 + 3rd), but finally had to settle for a precious point on the Nice lawn.


Strasbourg pays for its poor defense

In Julien Stéphan's 3-5-2, the defensive trio, made up of Alexandre Djiku, Maxime Le Marchand and Gerzino Nyamsi, did not perform very well this Sunday.

Faulty of a more than avoidable tackle on Amine Gouiri which causes the penalty, Nyamsi never appeared serene in the Strasbourg area, committing a total of three faults and winning only one duel.

He even lost a ball on his poor control, which offered a face-to-face to Andy Delort (59th).

Warned of a yellow card, Le Marchand was not reassuring either, just like Djiku who lost fourteen balls, including one just in front of his goalkeeper Matz Sels (60th).

Nice's lack of offensive inspiration

Taking into account the previous analysis on the Strasbourg defense, it is difficult not to speak of the weak offensive production of Lucien Favre's players.

They never really dominated by creating real clear chances.

Strasbourg goalkeeper Matz Sels was solid in repelling Nice's attempts (10th, 83rd), but they were often distant and the product of individual actions.

On its thirteen shots attempted, the Gym only framed three.

A performance far from satisfied, especially at home at the start of the season.

These are still points that escape the people of Nice.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2022-08-14

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