The full match of Atal, the activity of Otavio, but also the dull performance of Dolberg: find the Tops and Flops of this meeting between Nice and Bordeaux (1-1).
Atal with legs of fire
The Algerian international was again one of the most stirring of the formation nicoise. Mobile, hard-hitting, elusive, he multiplied sharp acceleration, making Benito, Kamano or Mexer suffer in turn. For the Nicois has held three positions in this match (right side, left wing, right wing) without losing its effectiveness. Decisive for Lees-Melou on a well-wound center, he could have scored on a shot in a closed corner pushed back by Costil (69th). Before missing the target at close range on a diving head (81st). Author also of a beautiful ride at the end of the game (86th), it has not been sufficiently followed by its partners.
Otavio was everywhere
In the 3-4-3 system of Paulo Sousa, Otavio is a key player. The Bordeaux midfielder recovered no less than 12 balls and tried 7 tackles (Opta stats). Touching 110 balloons and winning 71% of his duels, he was precious to cut the counters of Nice thanks to his good reading of the opposing game.
Benitez and Costil, goalkeeper's match
Walter Benitez continues to show great regularity. In front of Bordeaux, he managed two crucial parades before the break in front of Tchouameni and Briand (39th), even if he finally had to bow to the penalty spot. For his part, Costil was also decisive in winning his duel against Dolberg, Nice leading already 1-0 at that time, then rejecting the vicious attempts of Atal and Maolida in the second half.
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Dolberg, in difficulty
Only 22 balls hit by the Dane in this match and only 36% of won duels. In difficulty to exist in peak, the striker Nice has even paid the luxury of missing a big opportunity to 2-0 losing his duel against Costil. Too light, he never existed in front of the Bordeaux defense.
Hwang, not better
Author of the second Bordeaux goal last week against Nantes, Hwang did not experience the same success in Nice. Far from there. Positioned to the left of the attack, the South Korean did not shoot once and especially ruined a lot of actions because of bad choices or missed passes. A game really to forget for him.
Kamano still uncomfortable
Chosen to take on the difficult role of a straight piston in 3-4-3 Bordeaux, Francois Kamano is still struggling to adapt to his new role. Training striker, the Girondin has logically known concerns of placement to come to defend and has even lost duels against the Nsoki side (a total of 20% duels won only). Offensively, he did not bring much, missing many of his centers.