Ligue 1 – J19: the notes of the Dogues after LOSC – ESTAC Troyes

Held in check by Reims and Brest, the Lille residents pleased the public at the Decathlon Arena-Stade Pierre Mauroy with a wide 5-1 success against Troyes. Here are our notes from the Mastiffs after this great Lille victory.

Lucas Knight (6): Rather quiet match for the young goalkeeper, despite some scares at the start of the game. He was vigilant on several outings on the ground or in the air and could even have been a decisive passer with a better last gesture from Virginius.

Bafodé Diakite (7): The only “professional” full-back in the Lille group fulfilled his role perfectly, whether in the use of the ball on the restart but also to stifle the Trojan team. Several gestures well felt in the last thirty opposing meters, even if it was not decisive.

Leny Yoro (7.5): Third consecutive tenure and new successful performance for the 17-year-old player, whether through his serenity, his ability to go up duels but also to manage the space behind his back well. A match that could have been perfect without this little relaxation on the Trojan goal, where he must continue his race to prevent the center from arriving towards Baldé.

Tiago Djalo (7.5): The weeks go by and look alike for the Portuguese defender with a leading role in defense that he seems to take wonderfully in the absence of José Fonte for three games.

Timothy Weah (7): Repositioned to the left-back position, as against Napoli in preparation, he was very offensive as expected and brought danger with his ability to bring width but also get into the axis on his right foot. It is also his beautiful strike that brings Lille’s third goal.

Benjamin Andre (6.5): Set back in his role, he perfectly balanced the Lille team and allowed the attackers to make a difference on many occasions. An extension and a successful match to end the week well.

Carlos Baleba (5.5): Holder for the third time in the last three meetings, he had a mixed first half, losing several dangerous balls and being sanctioned with a yellow card. His second period was more successful, in particular by his ability to break the lines with the pass against the Trojan pressing.

Edon Zhegrova (6.5): Came in place of Adam Ounas, unfortunately released on a stretcher, the Kosovar was initially frustrated on his first balls before returning to the tone of the match to be at the origin of two of Lille’s five goals. A performance in which he will only have missed a goal or an assist.

Jonathan David (7.5): Repositioned as playmaker, the Canadian international was very interesting in his game between the lines, putting himself perfectly in the half-space or even behind the double-pivot to attack the Trojan defensive line against the game. the meeting with two goals, his first double since the trip to Strasbourg.

Angel Gomes (7): Positioned in the left lane but as an inside playmaker, the Englishman erased his last two rather mediocre performances in Ligue 1. He was often called upon between the lines and his accuracy created danger in the opposing defense. Decisive passer on Lille’s opener.

Mohammad Bayo (8): For his first tenure since the second day, the Guinean seized his chance. Author of a double full of composure, he also brought into the game by his ability to take the right spaces and push back his vis-à-vis. He is behind Jonathan David’s first goal after a superb sequence.

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