Andy Delort in all the good moves, the adjustments of Christophe Galtier or the bad afternoon of Benoît Badiashile: find the Tops and Flops of the editorial staff at the end of the meeting between Nice and Monaco (2-2).
Delort is gold
In the space of a dozen minutes played in Nantes, Andy Delort had delivered an assist on his debut with OGC Nice. This Sunday, he will have played 75, thanks or because of the injury of Kasper Dolberg. He tested Alexander Nübel with a long shot without much danger (23rd). Then ramped up in his appeals. Until the superb cross of Amine Gouiri for an uncrossed header (51st, 1-1). Bareback to the double on a half-volley countered by Disasi (69th) then on a header passed close to the skylight (70th). His deflected center allows Boudaoui’s goal (72nd, 2-2). His strike countered by the hand of Badiashile gives rise to the missed penalty from Gouiri (82nd). From start to finish, Andy Delort caused problems for AS Monaco.
Galtier gets his team back on track
The Monegasque pressing caused serious headaches for the Aiglons in the first period. With 3 shots including zero on target, Christophe Galtier’s men chased the ball and did not often cross the center line. Then things turned around after half-time. With a more vertical game, the races of the wingers (Stengs and Boudaoui) behind the Monegasque midfield and a slightly more courageous Melvin Bard, Nice jostled Monaco. To the point of equalizing then leading to the score. 9 shots including 3 on target for 2 goals in the second half: it was another face of OGC Nice.
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Badiashile, a match to forget
Little worried in the first period, Benoît Badiashile found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time this afternoon. It was behind his back that Andy Delort escaped to equalize with a header (51st). Then it is again in an aerial duel with Delort that the Monegasque is beaten. Fortunately for him, this time it was next (70th). On the other hand, Delort’s right foot strike was on the young defender, and more precisely his arm (78th). Penalty missed by Gouiri, but yellow card and a difficult match for Badiashile.
Stengs, absent from the offensive quartet
Amine Gouiri was excellent if we omit his missed penalty. Andy Delort was scorer and passer, and Hichem Boudaoui scorer in addition to a serious contribution on the left side. Compliments, Calvin Stengs lacking. The Dutch right-winger struggles to justify the € 15 million spent on his recruitment this summer. His two shots (13th, 49th), if they expressed his determination, were not on target. His percussions did not bring anything. A nice cross for the head next to Delort (70th) then a penalty conceded for a foul on Caio Henrique, transformed by Ben Yedder (77th). The former AZ Alkmaar has still not launched his career in the Nice jersey.