This Friday evening, FC Nantes conceded their first defeat of the season at La Beaujoire against OL (0-1). A match where the Canaries have yet had opportunities to come back. To analyse.

Second home game for the Canaries and first defeat. The second in a row after that conceded on the side of Rennes last Sunday. After a four-point start in two days having faced Monaco and Metz, the FCN returned to the ranks in Ligue 1. Certainly it was OL opposite but there was undoubtedly room for better both the Nantes, who proceeded by counterattacks for a large part of the match, had the balls to get back to the score. With three goals in four days, Kombouaré’s proteges are very far from the score in terms of the ratio of strikes attempted, chances converted.

When Randal Kolo Muani is not on the field, Nantes has trouble weighing offensively. This had already been seen in Rennes, it was seen again this time around where Alban Lafont’s teammates were finally more dangerous on set pieces than in a game that was actually built. Aside from a dangerous shot on the kick-off, Osman Bukari was quiet before getting injured. Ludovic Blas was no more inspired in the last gesture than his sidekick Marcus Coco against a Lyon defense yet far from showing pledges of solidity. Too bad because Moses Simon created a lot of situations from his left side. This new result demonstrates the importance of “RKM”, which came into play at the end but which did not have time to stand out. FCN supporters still have four days to pray that the international Espoirs will stay at the end of this Mercato …

If he recovered in extremis Moses Simon for OL and Randal Kolo Muani was on the bench, Antoine Kombouaré still experienced two new physical problems against Lyon. This time it was Dennis Appiah who came out through injury (40th) replaced by Sébastien Corchia then Osman Bukari (70th), forced to give way to Roli Pereira de Sa. This is starting to do a lot in Nantes …

Even if they were on a par with Lyon, the Canaries fished in the finish to finally concede their first defeat of the season to Beaujoire (0-1). For Antoine Kombouaré, there is not much good news after this match …

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