Ligue 1 Uber Eats Matchday 15

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Centonze (31')

Nice 0-1 Metz

Imprecise, le Gym lose to Metz

OGC Nice lost at home to FC Metz on Saturday night in Ligue 1 (0-1). One week after the comeback win in Clermont (1-2), le Gym were unable to react after Centouze opened the scoring, even with a high number of attempts on goal (18-4). Second in Ligue 1 at kick-off, the Aiglons finish November with two consecutive home losses before heading to Paris, the leaders, this Wednesday.

Centouze punishes confused Aiglons

Although dominated by a Nice team that took immediate control of the match, Metz held on in the early stages as the home team struggled to maintain a rhythm and break through the wall. Despite some early combinations between Amine Gouriri and Jordan Lotomba in the box, Nice took their time to manufacture a first big chance. After staying behind the ball, FC Metz rebalanced possession after 20 minutes and managed to move the defensive block forward several metres. Sharper than their hosts, Metz were also more clinical, as proved when they found the opener after half an hour of play. Fabien Centonze was present in the box at the end of strong piece of teamwork orchestrated by Nicolas De Préville (0-1, 31’).

Down but not out, the Aiglons did not hesitate in going back out on the attack. Gouriri, on a freekick put past the post by an opposing play, controlled and shot in the box without success (42’). Just after, Oukidja brilliantly got ahead of Delort (45’). A delicate ball in from Stengs saw the Rouge et Noir’s number 9 beaten by his compatriot.

Pushed back, Metz resist pressure from Nice

After the break, Nice looked for the first opportunities to instill doubt in the away team. Playing high up the pitch, Christophe Galtier’s men were imposing their rhythm. Very quickly, Delort sees himself fouled on the edge of the box. After a video check, M. Letexier gives a freekick, which amounted to nothing just as le Gym had struggled to convince in front of goal. In defense, the Rouge et Noirs exposed themselves, but were able to rely on the solidity of Todibo and Dante. For more than 45 minutes, the hosts would not let up and remained camped in the visitors’ half. In the final 15 minutes, coach Galtier brought on Dolberg, Schneiderlin, Thuram, Da Cunha and Claude-Maurice. Delort and Schneiderlin came close with shots late on (78’, 90+1’).

Despite their efforts and up against a Metz team willing to suffer for a large part of the match, the Aiglons were unable to make anything stick and couldn’t avoid a second home loss in a row.

AIGLON OF THE MATCH

NEXT MATCH

The Aiglons will be back on the field in Ligue 1 this Wednesday. OGC Nice will head to Paris to take on the table toppers, who themselves play Saint-Etienne this Sunday (13:00)


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Match sheet

Ligue 1 Uber Eats • Matchday 15
November 27 2021 21:00

In Nice

Allianz Riviera
Attendance: 17033

Allianz Riviera - Nice
  • Benítez
  • Dante
  • Lotomba
    Remplacement
  • Bard
  • Todibo
  • Rosario
    Remplacement
  • Kluivert
    Remplacement
  • Stengs
    Remplacement Carton jaune
  • Lemina
    Remplacement
  • Delort
    Carton jaune
  • Gouiri
  • Oukidja
  • Jemerson
    Carton jaune
  • Kiki Kouyate
  • Bronn
  • Centonze
    But
  • N'Doram
    Carton jaune
  • Pajot
    Remplacement
  • Delaine
  • de Préville
    Remplacement
  • Nguette
    Remplacement
  • Niane
    Remplacement

Coach
Christophe Galtier

Substitutions

  • 74'

    Dolberg

    Stengs

  • 74'

    Thuram

    Lemina

  • 74'

    Schneiderlin

    Rosario

  • 81'

    Da Cunha

    Kluivert

  • 85'

    Claude-Maurice

    Lotomba

Unused Substitutes

Bulka Daniliuc Kamara Boudaoui

Coach
Frédéric Antonetti

Substitutions

  • 65'

    Sarr

    Nguette

  • 73'

    Joseph

    Niane

  • 81'

    Traoré

    Pajot

  • 81'

    Gueye

    De Préville

Unused Substitutes

Caillard Alakouch Mbengue Maiga Bassi

Referee

François
Letexier

François Letexier

Bookings

Yellow cards

Delort (21') Stengs (39')

Red cards

Bookings

Yellow cards

Ndoram (5') Jemerson (16')

Red cards

Logo OGC Nice

Stats

Logo FC Metz

Ball Control

70%
30%

Shots

20
4

Shots on target

2
1

Completed passes

542
202

Offsides

1
0

Fouls committed

13
12

Yellow cards

2
2

Red cards

0
0