For their entry into the Champions League, Lille dominated, had situations, but failed to score and win against a disappointing Wolfsburg. Here are the Mastiffs’ notes.
Ivo Grbic (6): Wolfsburg didn’t frame any shots so he didn’t have any work to do except on some well-executed aerial sorties.
Clever Steel (6) : Back in the Lille eleven, the Turkish international was up to the meeting, muzzling Jérôme Roussillon and Renato Steffen. Offensively, he also volunteered even if he could have had more accuracy on his crosses.
José Source (7) : The Lille captain was very solid, cutting Weghorst’s deviations well and leaving him no space. He could have been the hero of the evening but his head, in added time, is not on target.
Sven Botman (7) : The Dutch U23 international was, like his colleague from central defense, very solid and intractable defensively. He also showed his advantage with the ball for the Lille raises.
Reinildo (5): After a difficult first period against Mbabu and Baku, with many technical errors, the Mozambican was much better in the second half, both technically and defensively.
Jonathan Ikoné (5) : The Lille number 10 found the right lane and he was interesting, but only in sequences, passing several important moments of the match without weighing on the offensive animation.
Benjamin André (7): The middle leader has regained his splendor, especially in the first half, harassing the opposing midfielder, pressing at all times. He’s been absolutely everywhere, like two years ago.
Xeka (6.5): The Portuguese followed with André and he was invaluable in the direction of the game and the management of the strong and weak times. His set pieces were also interesting.
Angel Gomes (5) : The young Englishman had periods in his match: a first half hour when he was shy and little found. Then over the next 40 minutes, he was much more inspired, found between the lines. He is the origin of the goal denied following a good recovery on the touchline.
Jonathan David (7) : The number 9 Lille has been in all the good shots tonight. Whether in the proposals between the lines, his movements, his back-to-goal play, his technical quality. He would have deserved to put this goal, finally refused.
Burak Yilmaz (5) : Always so active on the front of the attack, the Turkish international has dezoned a lot, encroaching on his teammates on several occasions. And in the penalty area, he was not successful.