Todibo, Crédit Agricole Aiglon of the Match for Lyon - Nice
With 27% of the vote, Jean-Clair Todibo is your Crédit Agricole Aiglon of the Match for Lyon - Nice (2-0). The defender just pipped Walter Benitez (26%) to the award, while Morgan Schneiderlin takes third place (9%).
In a match that Lyon immediately dominated and quickly took the lead, Jean-Clair Todibo was one of the Aiglons who was most in the spotlight. The day after the Nice defeat, a look at the figures just serves to reinforce the impression that had been given the night before. With 94 touches of the ball, in a match where Le Gym finished the match with 39.8% of possession, 'JC' was the Niçois to have most touched the ball. With 8 passes in the final third, he is also one of those who most tried to create things in the Lyon half, only beaten by Andy Delort (9). Defensively, Todibo was also integral in looking to protect his goal as much as possible when up against the press and intensity brought by Les Lyonnais. With 6 interceptions and 3 defensive clearances (match record), he boasts some of the best defensive figures from the encounter across both sides.
BENITEZ 2ND, SCHNEIDERLIN 3RD
Just behind him, Walter Benitez takes second place. The final line of defence had perfectly fulfilled his role, quickly pushing away Moussa Dembélé's penalty, before seeing the spot-kick converted at the second time of asking (8'). Aside from that, Benitez made numerous stops to deny Toko Ekambi (30’), Emerson (39’), Kadewere (77’), Aouar (83’) and Paquetá (89’).
With 9%, Schneiderlin finishes third. In the midfield, the Frenchman was equal to the intensity of the Lyon side, bringing a lot of impact to his duels. His 74 touches of the ball, 8 passes in the Lyon half and as many ball recoveries demonstrate his activity during the match.