Nice – Monaco: the notes of the match – Foot Mercato

The man of the match: Caio Henrique (7): if the Monegasque game leaned a lot on his side, Caio Henrique is not for nothing. Very leggy, he will have alternated back and forth on his left wing and will have attempted five crosses, three of which will have found a partner. His agreement with Golovine will have been fatal for the Aiglons. At the end of the match, his good performance will have been rewarded since he deposits a superb ball for the opener of Embolo The continuation after this publicity Nice Schmeichel (5): in spite of the low position of the Nice block of the first period, the former Leicester goalkeeper will have had very little work to do. Worried about Golovin’s only attempt at the end of the first act (41st), he conceded the opener on the first opportunity on target from the Rock players (69th) and lay down on a crushed attempt from Caio Henrique (88th). ). Todibo (6): back after missing the match against Marseille last week (0-3), Jean-Clair Todibo was very solid in the duels he had to negotiate. Imperial in his returns, the former Barcelonan also used his physical abilities to make numerous interceptions, facilitated by a very high quality reading of the game. Dante (5.5): the Brazilian veteran used all his experience to perfectly close the door to opposing attackers. He also weighed offensively, with his heading game, forcing Nübel to make a good save (45th). Defensively, he made several life-saving clearances and decisive interventions, once again justifying his role as boss of the Nice defense. Viti (4.5): arrived from Empoli this summer, the young Italian central defender delivered a rather decent performance for his third appearance in Ligue 1. Author of a lack of communication with his goalkeeper on the opener of the Breel Embolo (69th), he will however have won 100% of his duels (4/4) and touched many balloons, due to vain attempts to build from the back. Atal (not rated): a good incursion by the Algerian international launched the meeting of the Nice. Well offset by Gaëtan Laborde, the Fennec was dangerous on a strike from the right of the area (12th). Unfortunately for him, the right side saw his meeting be cut short, he who suffered a new muscle injury. Replaced by Jordan Lotomba (34th) who will have made a rather discreet entry (3). Ramsey (4): author of a first period during which we will have seen him very involved in the heart of the game (48 balls touched, 87% of successful passes) and successful in many of his duels (6 duels won on 9), the Welshman was finally the victim of the tactical reorganization of Lucien Favre, his coach, who finally released him shortly after returning from the locker room. Replaced by Alexis Beka Beka (55th) who will have touched very few balls and will not have been able to weigh to bring offensively (3). Thuram (3.5): Positioned very low on the pitch due to Monegasque domination at the start of the match, the midfielder was responsible for organizing his team’s game. A mission which, according to his coach, did not bear enough fruit since he was replaced at half-time. Replaced by Pablo Rosario (46th) who was completely transparent after coming into play and who will only be noticed by the yellow card he collected (2). Bard (4.5): happy not to have conceded a penalty in a duel against Embolo (38th), the left side of Nice, like his team, first suffered the pressing of the Monegasques, before to be able to occupy a more advanced position thereafter. Precise in his long crosses (3/4 successful), Melvin Bard spent a lot of energy by multiplying his races. Replaced by Joe Bryan (77th). Pepe (5): forcing Alexander Nübel to a good save (29th), the Ivorian showed great things, especially in his duo formed with Youcef Atal, until the latter’s exit. By his quick ball catches and his dribbling game, the ex-Lillois regularly tried to outpace his defensive counterpart. Replaced by Sofiane Diop (77th). Delort (4): positioned at the forefront of the Nice attack, it was through his stalling game that the former Montpellier player distinguished himself the most. Harassing, as usual, the opposing players, he had many duels to negotiate (9), but ultimately too few offensive balls to negotiate. As proof, he did not fire the slightest shot of the meeting. Laborde (5): arrived in Nice on the last day of the summer transfer window, the former Rennais did not spare his efforts on the attacking front, constantly seeking to place himself in the few spaces left by the Monegasque defense . A first appearance not necessarily easy for the neo-Aiglons who will only have touched around thirty balls after more than an hour of play. Monaco Nübel (6.5): a risky exit, but which finally prevented Delort from cock his strike. Before a nice stop at close range in front of Atal (12th). He made three decisive saves and two important clearances, before a superb reflex on a recovery from Dante (62nd). His vigilance will have allowed the ASM to win this Sunday evening. Aguilar (5): in a very closed meeting, the French international did not really manage to win and energize the right wing. If he tried to find Aguilar several times, he mainly came up against the block from Nice and could only attempt one cross. Without success. Defensively, he made two interceptions. Replaced by Vanderson (65th), who we haven’t seen too much. Disasi (5.5): if the Nice attack was well blocked this Sunday evening, the placement of the defense with three Monegasques, has sometimes been lacking. Without failing, the captain of ASM was late on the recovery of Dante, fortunately signaled offside (62nd). But overall, he performed well with four defensive duels won. Badiashile (5): like Disasi, the ASM defender did the job and generally contained the attacks of Pepe and Delort, in particular. His clearances (4) and his presence in the aerial duels allowed Nubel to breathe. Sarr (5): the three Monegasque defenders will have been homogeneous, in Nice. And for his first start since arriving in Monaco, Sarr also held his rank by intercepting three balls and making five dangerous balls. Caio Henrique (7): see above. Diatta (4): very discreet during this part, the Senegalese will still have managed to have fun with Viti in the second half. But his three attempted shots came to nothing and a goal was disallowed for an offside position. We are entitled to expect much more from a player of his quality. Fofana (4.5): struggling with the hard work of Thuram and Barkley opposite, Fofana will still have carried out constant pressing allowing his defenders not to suffer too much from Nice’s offensives. But technically, the midfielder made far too many technical inaccuracies (14 balls and 5 duels lost). Camara (6): His performance at the Parc des Princes was remarkable for his first tenure. And since then, the new Monegasque recruit is gradually taking its marks. He will have run a lot to prevent Nice from advancing. In the duels, he will also have been solid (8 balls won). On the other hand, we would have liked to see him project more forward to help an attack from the Rock almost at a standstill. Embolo (6): a goal … that he built himself from the start of the action. And nothing else. Decisive, the Swiss allows ASM to win this Sunday evening. But, in the game, he will have been completely absent from the debates and will have made only one shot in this part. Absolute realism, but he still has to do better to secure his place in Clement’s eleven. Golovin (6.5): While Embolo and Diatta were very discreet in this meeting, the Russian was the most dynamic player in the Monegasque attack. His technique and ease with the ball will have helped his team a lot. If he will have sought his partners a lot to create danger, his precision in front of goal will also have worried Schmeichel for a long time. He could even have opened the scoring, but his shot crashed into the post (52nd). Replaced by Jakobs (90th).