Moffi untenable, Moldovans too shy
TOPS/FLOPS – The beautiful evenings of Moffi and Laborde, the solidity of Thuram and the lack of madness of the Moldavians… Find the highs and lows of the Aiglons’ qualification for the quarter-finals of the Europa League Conference.
The Aiglons striker took a little time to enter his match but once inside, he hurt the Moldavians very badly. He tries a gesture of very high class before the break, the ball stung from outside the area which had surprised everyone, but misses the target by nothing (45th + 1). Party postponed since on the return from the locker room, he scored the second Nice goal following a one-two with Rosario, a masterful body feint and a clinical finish (2-0, 53rd). Also involved in the third goal since his shot from the left hit the post before Brahimi scored (3-1, 79th). Complete. The Gym finally won 3 goals to 1.
Laborde still reliable
In his role as a winger sometimes on the left sometimes on the right, Gaëtan Laborde delivered a very good match Thursday against Sheriff Tiraspol. Very available and constantly in the fight (6 recoveries), he was the one who lit the first fuse (26th) and above all the man who opened the scoring in this meeting which was looking for its rhythm. From the left side, he launched Thuram then continued his race to be found in the area by the neo-Blue and finish with a magnificent dive from the left. A classy goal which launched the Niçois ideally in this meeting.
Thuram celebrates his selection
Called in Blues Thursday afternoon, Khéphren Thuram was very consistent Thursday evening at the Allianz Riviera. He is decisive passer on the opening of the score of Laborde (30th) in an action where he made his intelligence speak. Very present in the duel (100% of duels won, 7/7), he worked a lot in the midfield with in particular eight recoveries and very interesting game launches. Solid.
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Moldovans too timorous
In his 5-3-2, the Sheriff had chosen to wait for the Niçois despite the defeat in the first leg. The Moldovans held out for thirty minutes before breaking down. The first period was completely missed with a huge technical waste. In the second, Bordin’s men came out more and put the Aiglons in difficulty, in particular through Tapsoba, author of the only Moldovan goal (54th). What to feed regrets for the Sheriff? Maybe.
Bard not faultless
If the overall performance of the Niçois was very good, we will still point out a downside for Melvin Bard. Often in the Tapsoba area, the left side suffered from the liveliness of his opponent. Main culprit on the goal of the Sheriff, Bard lacks concentration on this action and does not communicate enough with Ndayishimiye. An error without consequence on arrival but which will have to be corrected later.