Discussion in 'Football Forum' started by bucky, Jul 9, 2017.
This NDombele, have not seen much of him, is this typical of his performance level? Very impressive.
Yes he's a big potential and was already excellent in the first leg.
He's sometimes a little less comfortable with more possession against lesser teams.
Honestly, having watched about 90% of Lyons matches this year, I've never really found myself frustrated with him. I find him an incredibly consistent player.
It can't but what I was getting at was that if he was going to attempt for the header, he should've been sure he'd win it in a position like that. It's not all on him because he was left in an unfortunate position but he didn't help himself. Maybe I'm being too harsh?
Yeah, he is, which is why I'm not completely sold on him yet. Still, he does show promising signs from what I've seen.
Dani Alves sent off for shouting at the refree.
Alves red card
Yep. Exciting prospect alongside Aouar and Tousart.
I'm in favour of these kind of red cards, something but be done for the referees to be more respected. However I'm annoyed that they never were given before and will continue not being given except against a PSG player.
Lyon showing their immaturity here, allowing PSG to kill the game with constant soft free kicks.
How the feck was that a PSG free kick
He just scored a screamer!
Memphis, still totally one dimensional but not a bad dimension to have.
What a fecking goal by Memphis!
Well done Lyon.
I thought PSG did incredibly well when down to 10 men. It took a thunderbolt from Memphis to undo them.
Good win from Lyon to snatch it at the last minute, but I don't think it changes anything at all in the league. The only concern now is how bad Mbappe was hit, and how long he will be out. I remember a concussion in his first professional season kept him out for a while.
Wow. That's a great hit.
Was he booed by the fans or something ? Because he put his fingers in his ears during celebration as a signal to fans ?
Why did Neymar not play?
I'm pretty confused by that to be honest, I've also watched about 90% of their games and he drifts out of games pretty often. Also he dives constantly and is one of the most melodramatic players I've ever seen. He can be an absolute joy to watch, but he drives me crazy in equal measure (like in the 2nd half tonight).
Good game between Lyon and PSG, 3 cracking goals! Poor Mbappe got smashed out of it, I thought he'd go off after the first head bump, but then the keeper WWE'd him and finished him off. I can see PL clubs keeping an eye on Ndombele.
I actually see where you're coming from in that he drifts out of games in attacking sense but I cut him some slack there for a couple of reasons. The first being that, even though I rate their attack, he is the focal point and everything good comes from him as everyone else is so inconsistent and expecting him to do as much as he does over the course of every game is too much. Like, I think the likes of Traoré, Memphis, Mariano and Aouar are all talented and have shown moments of brilliance but they're all very inconsistent (Mariano the least inconsistent but he's a hard working poacher who doesn't offer much in the build up and, when he does help, his first thought is always to shoot). The CMs do their jobs but aren't very creative, and the FBs I like but aren't great, so Fekir has to rely on individual brilliance the majority of the time.
The other reason being is that he works so hard defensively. I don't think I've seen a forward work as hard as he does since Tevez's time here. He's always pressing the back line, and is constantly reading the runs of onrushing CBs/CMs and tracking them back. Plus, he's good at positioning himself in regards to cutting off passing angles. It's one of the reasons why I think he'd do well in a deeper role (alongside his great ball retention skills). He offers a lot more than just what he does on the ball, which is already a lot.
In regards to your points about him diving and being melodramatic, I see where you're coming from again but after having such a horrible injury I can't blame him. He does get kicked around a lot, and because he's so good at holding the ball under pressure (he's mastered the La Pelopina like Xavi/Iniesta) oppo players go in even stronger on him and I guess it's way of protecting himself by getting the refs attention in regards to this if you know what I mean.
I do agree he was quiet last night in the 2nd half but, again, he did offer a lot defensively, kept the ball well, and provided the match winning pass! Plus, PSG did incredibly well defensively after going down to 10 so credit to them.
I forgive Fekir a lot because he's just so fun to watch and so far ahead of most of the rest of the league, but he does drive me crazy. It's Mariano who really annoys me though, I tend to spend most matches abusing the poor lad.
Being a Chelsea fan I've got a soft spot for Traore, but it's Aouar who I've been really impressed with (Fekir aside). I'm expecting him to be talked about a lot over the next few seasons.
I know what you mean with Mariano! I do see the improvements he's made, though.
Likewise me with Memphis. I liked the foursome of Memphis, Traoré, Fekir and Mariano at the start of the season. Aouar really has been impressive. At the beginning of the season you could see the signs of his potential but looked a little out of his depth, and already he's looking more and more adjusted to first team football.
WTF was that from Subasic
Pretty harsh pen for me. 2:2 already. Falcao with the rebound pen.
Stupid from Balde.. brainless
Does anyone here know if Moutinho's been playing as well as last season?
Lopes wins the game.
Ligue 1 is really interesting this season... Marseille, lyon, Monaco all battling it out for a champions league finish!
Great performance from Monaco. To go 2 goals down and come back in the first half is one thing, but to put in the performance they did having gone down to 10 men in the second half is another. Lyon hardly created anything and they went on to win it.
Rony Lopes always impresses me when I watch him.
Only problem I see is lack of consistency, and he had to replace Bernardo, a lot of people forget but he came from City Academy and was coached by Patrick Vieira some years ago.
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