Nice 0-0 Reims
Decisive once again, Kasper Schmeichel is your Aiglon of the match against Reims (0-0).
Like in the first meeting, Kasper Schmeichel kept a clean sheet against the Rémois this Saturday (0-0). That makes it 5 clean sheets in the past 6 games, and it was thanks to several decisive interventions. The most important being the save from the penalty taken by the league's top scorer, Balogun (55').
At ease in this situation - he has saved 3 of his last 6 penalties - he conceded his first with OGC Nice in Lyon, just before the World Cup break (1-1, Lacazette goal). The second went better for the 36-year-old keeper, who dived to his right.
Although he was not called into action much by Reims, who were stuck in their own half during the first part of the match, he was able - as in the first game - to be decisive on the few big chances he had to negotiate. Even if it did not count as one of Reims' 2 shots on target, he made an incredible save from a ball deflected off Ito (70').
His latest good performance, combined with that of his team-mates, has allowed the Gym to confirm its status as one of the best defences in the league: only Lens (18) and Marseille (20), who are due to play on Sunday, have conceded fewer goals than the Aiglons (21) this season in L1.
For the second time in 2023 (after Nice 1-0 Lille on 30 January), Kasper Schmeichel tops the poll for Aiglon of the Match. He is ahead of an impressive Jordan Lotomba - 9 successful dribbles, a record for a defender since Opta began collecting data in 2006-07 - and the ever-valuable Hicham Boudaoui.