Ligue 1 Uber Eats Matchday 22

0 : 2

Thuram (58')

Gouiri (86')

Match Report

Le Gym make it five in five at Metz (0-2)!

Thanks to goals from Thuram (his second in two matches) and Gouiri, Le Gym picked up another victory at Metz on Sunday (0-2). Clearly dominating the encounter, Les Aiglons created chances at the Stade Saint-Symphorien and made it five consecutive victories in Ligue 1, already picking up their eighth away win in the league, which equals the current club record in the top-flight! After 22 matches, Nice are still in second place in the league table.

Le Gym try in vain

The home side started the brighter, but Le Gym quickly set the tone for the encounter. After a quarter of an hour, Les Aiglons had their first chance after an excellent team move. Hicham Boudaoui and Jordan Lotomba combined on the right. With a back-heel, the full-back was played into the box by his teammate and he found Amine Gouiri. The forward's strike forced Marc-Aurèle Caillard into his first stop of the afternoon (15’). In the minutes that followed, the Metz keeper was called into action once more to deny the number 11 from the edge of the box (19’), and then to prevent Calvin Stengs from getting on the scoresheet. The Dutchman volleyed at goal after receiving the ball from Kasper Dolberg, who had just been found by a particularly lively Lotomba, (31’). The first half came to a close with another chance for the visitors. Boudaoui was once again at the heart of the move and played Gouiri in on goal. In the box, the French forward shot off-target into the side-netting of Caillard's goal (39’).

Thuram, the fox in the box

As in the first half, the second started with a lack of rhythm. But, after several minutes of back and forth, Le Gym ensured that they didn't pass up on their next chance. With Les Aiglons getting numbers into the box, Gouiri crossed for Khephren Thuram after a set-piece. Craftily, the midfielder got free but missed his initial effort. At the second time of asking, with a powerful sliding effort, he left Caillard and the Metz defence with absolutely no chance (0-1, 58'). His third goal of the season in Ligue 1 and the second in two matches!

After getting in front, Nice thought they had doubled their lead. Some excellent work from Guessand and Gouiri then came out on top in his one-on-one with Caillard (77'). But after consulting with VAR, Gouiri's 10th goal of the campaign was ruled out for offside at the start of the move. Les Aiglons continued to press and Guessand was decisive once again. The striker was knocked off balance in the box and secured a penalty, which Gouiri converted with a panenka that Caillard was unable to keep out (0-2, 86').

This time, Le Gym's number 11 scored his 10th goal of the season in Ligue 1 and secured Nice's eighth win away from home in L1. A club record for Les Rouge et Noir (on a par with the 1972-73, 2016-17 and 2020-21 seasons), with another 7 away trips still to come this season. With another three points, Christophe Galtier's squad returned to their spot in second place of L1. 

Next match :

Le Gym's next encounter will be in the Coupe de France. Les Aiglons will be at the Parc des Princes on Monday 31 January to face PSG, current holders, in the Round of 16 of the competition.

Provisional league table


G.R.

Video highlights

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The highlights of Metz-Nice (0-2)

Match sheet

Ligue 1 Uber Eats • Matchday 22
January 23 2022 13:00

In Metz

Stade Saint-Symphorien
Attendance: 5000

Stade Saint-Symphorien - Metz
  • Caillard
  • Amadou
  • Mbengue
    Carton jaune
  • Kana-Biyik
    Carton jaune
  • Delaine
  • Traore
  • Pajot
  • Yade
    Carton jaune
  • Boulaya
    Remplacement
  • Niane
    Remplacement
  • Nguette
    Remplacement
  • Benítez
  • Dante
  • Todibo
  • Amavi
  • Lotomba
  • Rosario
    Remplacement Carton jaune
  • Thuram-Ulien
    But
  • Boudaoui
    Remplacement
  • Stengs
    Remplacement
  • Gouiri
    But
  • Dolberg
    Remplacement

Coach
Frédéric Antonetti

Substitutions

  • 46'

    Tchimbembe

    Boulaya

  • 73'

    Joseph

    Nguette

Unused Substitutes

Oukidja Niakaté Lacroix Mikelbrencis Sabaly Bassi Mafouta

Coach
Christophe Galtier

Substitutions

  • 70'

    Schneiderlin

    Rosario

  • 70'

    Guessand

    Dolberg

  • 73'

    Claude-Maurice

    Stengs

  • 84'

    Lemina

    Boudaoui

Unused Substitutes

Bulka Atal Bard Daniliuc Barbosa

Referee

Amaury
Delerue

Amaury Delerue

Bookings

Yellow cards

Kana-Biyik (45') Mbengue (55') Yade (57')

Red cards

Bookings

Yellow cards

Rosario (64')

Red cards

Logo FC Metz

Stats

Logo OGC Nice

Ball Control

53%
47%

Shots

8
7

Shots on target

1
6

Completed passes

445
402

Offsides

1
2

Fouls committed

14
6

Yellow cards

3
1

Red cards

0
0