Aiglon of the match
November 9, 2020
Walter Benitez tried everything
In spite of the disappointment of the defeat (1-2 against Monaco), the supporters were invited to choose their Aiglon - Crédit Agricole player of the derby. An election won easily by Walter Benitez.
Very busy in the first half, Walter Benitez did everything he good to deal with the Monaco attacks. Sometimes helped by the woodwork, like in the game's 3rd minute, the goalkeeper made 6 saves in the first half. Unfortunately, the Argentinian's prowess didn't enable the Gym to score a 5th straight home victory against the neighbours from Monaco. Nevertheless, you were numerous in voting for Benitez, named Aiglon of the derby by 59.7% of voters.
The colossus finished ahead of Pierre Lees-Melou. Wearing the captain's armband, the midfielder sounded the revolt in the second half. Having closed down Axel Disasi in the penalty box, PLM made the net tremble for the 3rd time in his last 4 L1 games.
With 29.3% of votes, the former Dijon player is joined on the podium by Jordan Lotomba (11%). Showing application, the Swiss international won 60% of his 50-50s. He also touched the ball a lot (109 times, the highest total of anyone in the game) and was at the origin of the Nice goal with a left-footed shot that was badly pushed out by the Monaco goalkeeper.