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Player Ratings | Lyon 2-1 St Étienne

Adam White hands out his player ratings following a feisty derby match-up that saw Lyon vanquish rivals St Étienne.

Lyon:

 

LOPES, 6 – Despite being at fault for the opener made four good saves otherwise.

 

DUBOIS, 6 – Neat and effective at both ends, especially in the first hour or so. Didn’t quite do enough for 7 however.

 

DENAYER, 5 – Solid overall.

 

DIOMANDE, 5 – An exciting talent. Although he was rarely tested here, he is starting to look at home at this level.

 

CORNET, 6 – Relatively assured defensively and provided an accurate cut back for the equaliser.

 

BRUNO, 4 – Outmanoeuvred in midfield by Zaydou and Neyou, little impact.

 

CAQUERET, 6 – Carried and used the ball nicely in typical fashion.

 

AOUAR, 2 – Completely anonymous for the first 35 minutes before a weak finish when put through on goal before half time. No impact at all before his injury early in the second half.

 

DEPAY, 4 – Improved in the second half but drifted through the first half and produced some woeful shooting form long range.

 

TOKO-EKAMBI, 4 – Wasted two very presentable chances.

 

DEMBELE, 3 – Unable to impact the game at all, although service was limited. Perhaps unfortunate to be marginally offside on a handful of occasions.

 

Others: Mendes – 5, Paqueta – 6, Kadewere – 9, Bard – 5, Lucas – 4.

 

 

St Étienne:

 

MOULIN, 4 – Two decent saves, including notably from Aouar’s weak effort when clean through, but was at fault for the winner, oddly mirroring Lopes’ first half mistake for the opener.

 

CAMARA, 4 – Got forward well from an unusual right back role but his inexperience showed with a weak attempt to halt Kadewere as he charged through for what would be the winner.

 

MOUKOUDI, 3 – Sluggish. Gave the ball away twice in a dangerous area, both could have easily led to goals.

 

KOLO, 5 – Relatively efficient individually with some physically defending.

 

TRAUCO, 4 – No major errors but was something of a passenger for long spells.

 

GOURNA-DOUATH, 4 – A little overwhelmed on his full debut, struggled with the pace of the game which often seemed to happen around him.

 

ZAYDOU, 6 – Busy on the right hand side and was often a powerful presence in possession.

 

NEYOU, 7 – An intense midfield presence, produced some excellent interventions and often used the ball well.

 

AOUCHICHE, 5 – Inconsistent. Did well to create a handful of openings early on but repeatedly wasted chances to produce more with some wayward passing and crossing in particular. Barely 5.

 

BOUANGA, 5 – Caused issues across the front line for the first hour and did well to fashion and score the opener, although was helped by Lopes, but put a late penalty wide having faded dramatically in the final half an hour.

 

ABI, 5 – Proved an illusive presence dropping off the front in the first half but disappeared after half time. Only just 5.

 

Others: Hamouma – 5, Khazri – 5, Mouaffek – 5, Rivera – 5.

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