On his left side, the Nice striker continued to impact and create spaces in the Clermont defense this Friday, at Gabriel-Montpied (1-0 victory). The Ivorian player brought constant danger to Mory Diaw's cage. The 26-year-old Aiglon was at the initiation of the Azuréens' opening score in the 74th minute through Hicham Boudaoui. After very good work in his preferred area, he sent Romain Perraud deep, who then sent a superb cross to the far post for Hicham Boudaoui, who finished easily. After a few complicated first matches at the start of the season, Boga is in great form, like the Nice team.
The two Nice central defenders were impeccable throughout the match. They perfectly knew how to contain the Clermont offensives. Jean-Clair Todibo (23 years old) showed his exceptional sense of anticipation by stealing the ball from Cham and Nicholson on multiple transmissions from the midfield or the Auvergne defense. For his part, despite his age (40), Dante is still physically sharp. The Brazilian was able to compete with the fast and robust Clermont attackers, emerging victorious from the duels almost every time. We also feel that Todibo is inspired and learns alongside the former Auriverde international, but be careful, the student could soon surpass the master...
The former Marseillais once again delivered a very good performance. The Nice midfielder was extremely present in the first half, developing his team's attacks and defending like a dog. Replaced in the 71st minute by Kephren Thuram, the 29-year-old seemed to be everywhere on the pitch. An impressive volume of play.
Author of a great performance, notably scoring a goal last Sunday during Clermont's victory in Lyon (2-1), the CF63 striker was transparent this Friday evening. The Austrian, the player with the most shots on goal this season in Ligue 1, after Kylian Mbappé, only tried his luck once this evening. Replaced in the 75th minute of play, the 23-year-old seemed in great difficulty against the Dante-Todibo pair. A match was forgotten.
Muhammed Cham can rest assured, he was not the worst attacker of the match. Gaétan Laborde was simply ghostly. Replaced at the hour mark, the former Rennais did not target a single shot and could have greatly facilitated the Riviera's success if he had not missed the penalty obtained by Hicham Boudaoui in the 36th minute. The Nice striker, who has now gone five matches without scoring a single goal, only found himself in one interesting situation against Mory Diaw's cage. Abysmal.