The very nice goal of Jonathan David, the frustration of Burak Yilmaz, the great performance of Honorat. Find our tops / flops after Lille-Brest (1-1)
Jonathan David, the only brightening of a sad evening
His goal brightened up the sad evening at the Pierre-Mauroy stadium. Very well served by José Fonte, the Canadian made a fake shot at the entrance to the surface before passing the ball behind his supporting foot and continuing with a left foot shot perfectly rolled up and unstoppable for Marco Bizot. 7e Jonathan David’s goal this season, joining Gaëtan Laborde at the top of the scorers’ standings. But his performance did not stop there. The former La Gantoise player was responsible for the majority of his team’s attacking moves and excelled in his calls and ability to take depth. The Canadian made use of his speed and technical ease to destabilize the Brest rearguard. Unfortunately, the New York native was alone tonight in this sector.
Franck Honorat, the Brest detonator
Its counterpart on the Breton side is called Franck Honorat. If the former Saint-Etienne player was not decisive, he had an excellent game on his left side and could have been rewarded in the 72e minute but his shot is perfectly repelled by Grbic. The former Clermont was particularly generous in the effort and constantly sought to play forward. However, he was not reluctant to perform defensive tasks and regularly brought the excess in defense during the Lille offensive phases. A warrior match for the Brest winger.
Burak Yilmaz missing
But where did last season’s elusive Burak Yilmaz go? In any case, he was not on the lawn of the Pierre-Mauroy Stadium this Saturday evening. The Turkish striker was in great difficulty technically. The former Galatasaray only managed 61.5% of his passes and multiplied rough checks. Too little found by his teammates, he never really managed to put himself in a dangerous situation. Author of 16 goals in 28 Ligue 1 games last season, he only tried his luck once this Saturday and his goal counter is blocked at 3 goals since the 5e daytime. The Turk struggled to hide his frustration between moods on the pitch and rushed back to the locker room when he left, under the whistles of part of the public.
Xeka wasted too much ammo
In difficulty in the Lille midfield, the Portuguese did not shine this Saturday on the lawn of the Pierre-Mauroy stadium. Little in leg, the former Dijon however had the opportunity to redeem himself on the many set pieces obtained by his team. Unfortunately, Xeka never managed to set the sights in this area of play and wasted way too much ammo. Jocelyn Gourvennec also took out his midfielder in 62e minute to replace him by his compatriot Renato Sanches, much more technically at ease than his partner.