Aiglon of the match Lyon -Nice

Duels, recoveries, starts: Bard's match in 3 stats

Melvin Bard once again won plaudits from the fans after his side's 1-0 win over Lyon. Here are 3 stats on the Nice full-back's outstanding performance against his hometown club.


Melvin Bard won the most duels at the Groupama Stadium on Friday. He won 12 out of 18 battles (67%), ahead of Khephren Thuram (10 out of 19) and Alexandre Lacazette (9 out of 18). We’ll certainly remember his goal-saving intervention to deny Nuamah in the penalty area in the first half.


The boy from Ecully, in the Lyon metropolitan area, also leads the way in the number of balls recovered (8), level with Khephren Thuram and his former OL team-mate Maxence Caqueret.


With Dante suspended for the trip to the Rhône region, Melvin Bard became the only Nice outfield player to start every one of their 22 Ligue 1 games this season. While Morgan Sanson and Gaëtan Laborde have also taken part in every league game, only Marcin Bulka and Melvin Bard have started all 22.

Aiglon du match

Melvin Bard tops the poll (66%), ahead of Mohamed-Ali Cho (21%) and Jeremie Boga (6%).