Boudaoui, a hard worker on labor day

Hicham Boudaoui is your Aiglon of the match winner from the Troyes game (MD33, 0-1). The "Prince of Béchar" is a mainstay in the red and black team and received 36% of the votes. He scored the only goal of the game after 81 seconds of play and allowed the Gym to get back to winning ways.

"To see him score, honestly, is a real pleasure. It's often through these things that people give importance or not to a player. We see it every day, it's not the same, we have shining eyes.” This is Didier Digard's opinion. It accurately reflects the impact of Boudaoui on Nice's game. Capable of playing in all midfield positions, the former Paradou man has been repositioned as a defensive midfielder since "DD" took over the bench in January. In the winter of 2021, when Adrian Ursea, accompanied by Didier Digard and Fred Gioria, had already replaced him, he shone brilliantly. In front of the defence, the No.28 puts his freedom and his legs at the service of the team's balance. He cuts out numerous passes, compensates, shines and sets the team forward. The proof: at the Aube stadium, he was the Aiglon who had the highest percentage of duels won (75%) among the starters, succeeded in all the dribbles he attempted (4/4, Nice's highest total) and, as a bonus, found the back of the net after 81 seconds of play. The fastest goal of the Gym this season, ahead of Bryan in Belgrade (82 seconds) and Viti in the first leg against ESTAC (97 seconds).

This is the Algerian international's ninth goal in 105 games with Gym. His first since 11 May 2022 against Saint-Etienne.

Badredine Bouanani completes the podium (30% of votes). The 18-year-old winger confirms, outing after outing, that he embodies both the present and the future. This Sunday, he put Larouci to the test, constantly challenging him with the ball at his feet, while making the Red and Blacks' attacking play more fluid. He also made 9 final passes before a shot. Only Rayan Cherki has done better in a Ligue 1 match this season (10 against Brest and against Strasbourg).

Finally, Kasper Schmeichel ranks 3rd (21%). The Danish international had 4 important saves to make in decisive moments. He made them with talent and ferocity, allowing his team to achieve their first clean sheet in L1 since February 26 and the trip to Louis-II. A clean sheet synonymous with success. 

Jean-Marc Ponte