Man of the match. Well installed on the Nice left wing in recent weeks, Jérémie Boga impressed this Sunday. His dazzling accelerations livened up the match and constantly created gaps in the Rennes defense. Very active and efficient. During a one-sided end to the first period, the former Sassuolo player managed to achieve his team's domination by narrowly adjusting Mandanda. The turning point of the meeting.
A regular in the category. Associated with Dante within a hinge that remains as impressive as ever, Jean-Clair Todibo was once again impeccable. As solid in duels as precise in his raises, short or long. Stunned after a clash with Blas at the start of the second half, the former Barça player quickly came to his senses and continued to manhandle the Rennes attackers until the final whistle. Unless there is a surprise, it is difficult to see Didier Deschamps leaving him aside during the next gathering of the French team.
Direct opponent of a raging Boga, Lorenz Assignon spent a very bad evening on the pitch of the Allianz Riviera. The Rennes full-back suffered throughout the match against the accelerations and dribbling of the Nice winger. Constantly outplayed, the 23-year-old was clearly guilty of Nice's opening goal. His missed intervention on Moffi's cross allowed Boga to challenge and deceive Mandanda. Rennes once again paid dearly for a gross error by one of its defenders.
Like his team, Ludovic Blas has been far too irregular since the start of the season. And this Sunday, the former Nantes player disappointed again. Positioned in the center in support of Gouiri, he did not have enough influence, with only seventeen balls touched and a permanent inability to make the difference one-on-one. Bruno Genesio did not really appreciate his performance and decided to replace him before the hour mark, when his team was already trailing.
Building on his excellent start to the season, Youssouf Ndayishimiye reigned supreme in the midfield this Sunday. But after seventy-five minutes at a high level, the 25-year-old player completely broke down, “attacking” Le Fée with a tackle that was too hard on the calf. Clément Turpin initially sanctioned this gesture with a simple warning, but the referee finally decided to show the red card after viewing the images. If this expulsion did not prevent the Gym from winning the match, the upcoming absence of Ndayishimiye is a real blow. It remains to be seen how long it will last.