After Nantes -OL: Memphis-Paqueta, the right formula
They are starting to get used to this... Memphis, for the ninth time this season, and Lucas Paqueta, for the fifth, have both been selected to be part of l'Équipe's team of the round on Matchday 33 in Ligue 1 Uber Eats thanks to their remarkable performances in Nantes on Sunday evening. Now playing closer to each other with the captain starting on the left flank and the Braziliand deployed as a number 10 in a 4-2-3-1, the two virtuosos took the opportunity to refine their technical relationship on the pitch, which we saw as soon as the match's first goal, scored in the fifth minute of play.
Never needing much time to make adjustments and establish their relationship the Brazilian naturally played in the captain who finished perfectly with the outside of his right foot. During a very lively first period, the two men stood out as well on the second goal with Lucas Paqueta setting up the play which brought about the penalty converted by Memphis.
Key stat: Memphis
15. Thanks to another double against Nantes, the Lyon captain has now been involved in 15 goals since the start of the calendar year in the league. Memphis has found the net ten times and added five assists in this period, covering 16 matches. That's more than any other player in Ligue 1 Uber Eats in 2021. Boss.
Key stat: Lucas Paqueta
4/6. Lucas Paqueta has confirmed his return to form. After a slight dip, the Brazilian midfielder has been shining for several matches and this is reflected in his goal contributions. He has been involved in four of OL's last six goals in the league with two goals and two assists and it's even in six of the last eight goals if one adds the Coupe de France.