AIGLON OF THE MATCH
Nicolas Pepe’s performance under the microscope
By scoring from the spot in the dying moments of the game on Sunday, Nicolas Pepe rescued Nice a 1-1 draw against Nantes. The Ivorian striker has since been voted Aiglon of the Match with 61% of the votes.
He hit the post, he ran, he sprinted… Nicolas Pepe tried everything he could over the course of 90 minutes to find a way to earn his OGC Nice side at least a point on Sunday, and it eventually took his stoppage-time penalty to save Le Gym from defeat. His third goal this season in Ligue 1 (and his fourth in all competitions) as well as his work in attack make him the winner of the Aiglon of the Match award, as chosen by Les Rouge et Noir’s fans.
25’: HE HITS THE POST
90’+7: HE EQUALISES
pepe’s game iN numbers
- 10.1 km covered
- 24 sprints (the second-most of any player), with a top speed of 34.93 km/h (the highest of any player)
- 3 shots (the second-most of any player)
- 8 touches in the opposition box (the most of any player)
- 8 dribbles (the most of any player)
- 21 challenges made, 8 won (the most of any player)
TWO DEFENDERS IN THE TOP THREE
Jean-Clair Todibo and Dante follow the Ivorian international to make up the top three. Both defenders enjoyed a lot of touches – 91 and 92 respectively – as they tried to get moves going. The no. 25 finished second in the poll with 10% of the votes, whilst the captain and winner of the late penalty picked up 7% of the votes.