Ligue 1: Nice liquidates Montpellier 6-1 with a superb match

NICE. Nice demolishes Montpellier 6-1 with goals of

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NICE. Nice demolishes Montpellier 6-1 with goals of Nicolas Pépé (15′), K. Thuram (35′), Nicolas Pépé (56′), Andy Delort (75′), Ross Barkley (85′) and Ross Barkley (85′). Regarding the opposition, Montpellier scored with ​T. Savanier (80′). Nice took advantage of its superior ball possession (59%).

The match was held at the Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice on Wednesday and this began at 8:00 pm UTC. The referee was Bastien Dechepy who had the assistance of Brice Parinet Le Tellier and Julien Haulbert. The 4th official was Romain Perpinan. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold around 1.5 degrees Celsius or 34.68 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 69%.​

Match Statistics

Nice was in firm control of the ball 59% while Montpellier was struggling with a 41% ball possession.

Nice was more aggressive with 51 dangerous attacks and 16 shots of which 10 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Nice won the contest.

Nice shot 16 times, 10 on target, 6 off target. On the opposite side, Montpellier shot 5 times, 2 on target, 3 off target.

Cards

Nice received 1 yellow card (Nicolas Pépé). On the other side, Montpellier received 1 yellow card (Wahbi Khazri).

After playing this match, Nice will have 24 points like Reims to stay in the 10th place. On the other side, Montpellier will stay with 17 points to stay in the 15th place.

Match Events

  • 15'
    15'

    Nicolas Pépé

    K. Thuram

  • 35'
    35'

    K. Thuram

  • 43'
    43'

    Mario Lemina

    Hicham Boudaoui

  • 46'
    46'

    A. Nordin

    Béni Makouana

  • 56'
    56'

    Nicolas Pépé

  • 61'
    61'

    Wahbi Khazri

    L. Leroy

  • 61'
    61'

    Valère Germain

    Stephy Mavididi

  • 63'
    63'

    Wahbi Khazri

  • 63'
    63'

    Nicolas Pépé

  • 67'
    67'

    B. Bouanani

    S. Diop

  • 67'
    67'

    Andy Delort

    S. Diop

  • 67'
    67'

    Ross Barkley

    Aaron Ramsey

  • 74'
    74'

    Mamadou Sakho

    M. Estève

  • 75'
    75'

    Andy Delort

    Gaëtan Laborde

  • 78'
    78'

    Pablo Rosario

    K. Thuram

  • 80'
    80'

    T. Savanier

  • 85'
    85'

    Ross Barkley

  • 85'
    85'

    Ross Barkley

    Andy Delort

Next match

In the upcoming Ligue 1 match, Nice will play away against Reims on the 15th of January with a 6-3 head to head record in favor of Nice (7 draws).

Montpellier will host Nantes on the 15th of January with a 8-6 head to head in favor of Nantes (3 draws).

Nice: Formation and Lineups

Nice adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Lucien Favre chose to play with the following team: Kasper Schmeichel (6.1), Jordan Lotomba (6.4), Jean-Clair Todibo (7.4), Dante (7.2), Melvin Bard (7.3), Hicham Boudaoui (7.4), Khéphren Thuram (8.7), Nicolas Pépé (8.1), Aaron Ramsey (7.0), Sofiane Diop (7.1) and Gaëtan Laborde (7.6).

Nice could not rely on the presence of Mario Lemina (injured).

Substitutes

Nice made 5 changes: Hicham Boudaoui for Mario Lemina (43′), S. Diop for B. Bouanani (67′), S. Diop for Andy Delort (67′), Aaron Ramsey for Ross Barkley (67′) and K. Thuram for Pablo Rosario (78′).

Top player: Khéphren Thuram

The player who no doubt impressed Nice the most was Khéphren Thuram.

His rating is (8.7) with 1 goal, 32 passes (87% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 7. He performed 1 cross.

Montpellier: Formation and Lineups

Also Montpellier adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the opposite side, Romain Pitau played with: Jonas Omlin (5.9), Falaye Sacko (5.8), Christopher Jullien (6.3), Maxime Estève (6.9), Faitout Maouassa (5.4), Jordan Ferri (6.6), Leo Leroy (6.3), Béni Makouana (6.3), Teji Savanier (7.2), Stephy Mavididi (5.5) and Sepe Elye Wahi (6.2).

Montpellier could not rely on the presence of Mamadou Sakho (injured).

Substitutes

Montpellier made 4 changes: Béni Makouana for A. Nordin (46′), L. Leroy for Wahbi Khazri (61′), Stephy Mavididi for Valère Germain (61′) and M. Estève for Mamadou Sakho (74′).

Top player: Teji Savanier

Probably the most impressive player in Montpellier was Teji Savanier.

His rating is (7.2) with 1 goal, 52 passes (67% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 15. He performed 5 crosses.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Ligue 1

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