After City – OL : Aouar at the top of his game!
Only mentioning his assist for Moussa Dembélé or his decisive role in the third goal would ultimately be reductive as he illuminated the starry night for OL. At only 22 years old, Houssem Aouar was, quite simply, one of the great architects of the resounding feat his team achieved on Saturday night in the Champions League quarterfinals. Full of energy and bright throughout the game, elusive with the ball at his feet, he simply shone in the role of metronome while not forgetting to continue to make his opponents from Mancunian frustrated.
Having already received praise from Pep Guardiola just under two years ago, it was the turn of the brilliant Kevin De Bruyne to salute the incredible performance by the academy product a few minutes after the match. The latter's assist has obviously not gone unnoticed by a player who has made plenty of them in the Premier League. The Lyon midfielder took advantage of this match to deliver his 7th assist in the Champions League since the start of the 2018-2019 season, which makes him the third-best in this statistic over this period behind Kylian Mbappé (10) and Riyad Mahrez (8). And to think that he was not far not playing after a blow to the ankle during the final training session the day before his display ... It was written in the stars.
« Ils ne savaient pas que c’était impossible, alors ils l’ont fait » 🙏 pic.twitter.com/6cvSJtPbGp— Houssem (@HoussemAouar) August 15, 2020