A goalless match necessarily means that the defenders have excelled, and this is the case for Brendan Chardonnet. On the few times he had to intervene, he responded, the rest of the game he knew how to lead his defense correctly. A few minutes before half-time, Lotomba has a goal ball from Nice, and takes his time to arm thinking he has a clear field. This is where Chardonnet made a good comeback and protected Bizot with a shot from almost point-blank range. And in the second half, it was he who removed the only danger. Evann Guessand accelerates and goes for goal, out of nowhere, Chardonnet intervenes and saves the furniture. Decisive twice, the captain held the walls of Francis le Blé.
The other attackers were not determined to score, Del Castillo was. Facing the iron defense of the Aiglons, number 10 was the most creative and the one who attempted the most forward passes, earning him a few ball losses, but above all the merit of trying. With his left paw he delivered some beautiful crosses, all orphaned by buyers. In the other direction of the game, he also shone. His eight duels won testify to the good investment of the winger, who was the only offensive player that Éric Roy did not change, and this is no coincidence.
If in a 0-0, the defenders are congratulated, the attackers are not eligible to receive the same compliments, and Gaëtan Laborde is one of them. Laborde remained hidden behind Bradley Locko's back, and only created one dangerous situation, which he wasted... One of the only times a Nice striker was found in the box, Laborde took too much time, leaving room for Lala's return. The ex-Rennais couldn't even touch Bizot's gloves, before being taken out after the hour mark by Farioli.
Satriano did not have exactly the same match as his Nice counterpart, but he too missed the opening balls of the score. Active in the pressing of SB29, he also showed generosity in the collective effort and the development of local actions. But his copy is stained with a failure. After half an hour of play, Magnetti found the gloves of Bulka who released in front of Satriano, the Uruguayan rushed on the ball and shot above the (almost) empty cage. In the second half he was much more discreet and only had one header attempt, which he missed before giving way to Camblan at the end of the match.