PLAYER RATINGS | Nice 1-0 Angers, lacklustre Angers flattered by narrow score line

Ligue 1 21/22, Round 25 – 20/2/22

NICE – 1 (Kluivert 19)

Walter Daniel Benítez, 5

Jordan Lotomba, 6

Jean-Clair Todibo, 5

Dante, 5

Melvin Bard, 6

Khéphren Thuram, 7 – He’s quickly becoming Nice’s leading midfield option ahead of Lemina and Rosario. His positioning and dynamism helped Nice comfortably win the midfield battle and he often arrived late to support attacks too. A real driving force.

Pablo Rosario, 6

Justin Kluivert, 7 – The Dutchman provided a composed finish to give Nice the lead in the first half and he was an intermittent but skillful threat with his creativity and pace, often finding space behind Angers’ wing-backs. His shaped deliveries were often on point but he did fade as the match wore on.

Hicham Boudaoui, 4

Andy Delort, 6 – He’s proven wildly inconsistent of late but this was a more even and persistent display than others in 2022. He was unlucky to see a second half headed goal just ruled offside by VAR and he often exposed Angers’ back three with his movement.

Kasper Dolberg, 4

Others: Gouiri 5, Daniliuc 5, Lemina 5, Schneiderlin 5.


Danijel Petković, 4 – He rashly stormed out to confront Kluivert who easily slipped a shot under him for the opener and was fortunate to get away with spilling a Delort free kick. He did well to scoop away Thuram’s deflected effort before half time, however, and improved after the break.

Enzo Ebosse, 3

Ismaël Traoré, 4

Romain Thomas, 4

Vincent Manceau, 4 – Came on very early on for the injured Cabot.

Souleyman Doumbia, 4

Batista Mendy, 3

Nabil Bentaleb, 5

Angelo Fulgini, 3

Sofiane Boufal, 6 – Not far from 7. He was responsible for nearly everything Angers produced in a positive sense, regularly committing defenders via a smattering of jinking runs and was Angers’ only tangible creative outlet.

Mohamed-Ali Cho, 3 – Frustratingly isolated throughout upon his return to the starting XI as Todibo and the physical Dante handled him with ease. He badly dragged his only real chance wide in the first half. Lacked gumption.

Others: Cabot 5, Ounahi 5, Bahoken 5.

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