Lee Jim attacks his preparations with a draw with Cercle Brugge (1-1)


a report

This Saturday, the club drew with Cercle Brugge (1-1) in their first preparatory match in the summer of 2022.

Le Gym played its first game of Summer 2022 this morning at the Training Center against Cercle Bruges, at the end of an intense two weeks. Aiglon and the Belgians left back-to-back after a match that was generally dominated by the Niswa team, especially in the second half (1-1). Lucien Favre gave playing time to 22 reps during the meeting. A meeting where young Daouda Traoré, Badrine Bouanani, Reda Belhyane and Yannis Nahono took their first steps with the first team in the gym.

The Swiss coach chose 4-3-3 in this first test round. From the first seconds of the match, the Belgians pressed Niçois intensely. Thanks to this pressure, Cercle Brugge got the first exciting positions of the match on the counterattack. But Marcin Bulka, like the last solid barricade, entered solemnly one by one after a double chance from Bruges.

Delort launched the gym

After this alert, the gym set the pace and continue to control the ball. Lucien Favre’s players will quickly find the error. Khafrin Thuram found Andy Delor in the area after a nice twosome with Amine Goweri. The Set Bison then shot at close range with his right foot and opened the scoring (1-0, 8′).

After this first goal of preparation, the Azores were advancing rapidly. Delort fired at Thuram down the left and the France international’s hopes returned to Guerre but the 22-year-old striker lacked clarity with his shot that slipped off the frame. The Guerry-Thuram-Delaurte trio put the Belgians in a bind. Calvin Stings was on the receiving end of a Melvin Bard cross at the far post but saw his shot deflected into a corner kick by Warlison.

At the end of the first half, Cercle Bruges took advantage of some defensive flaws in OGC Nice to secure interesting situations. But Marcin Bulka did not let anything pass. Pole came out with a good save to pick up a powerful shot from Deman in two stages. Just before the break, a Dinky ball flew across the post by Bulka, which repulsed an opposing attempt a few seconds later. Les Aiglons returned to the locker room by one goal after a fan’s first game.

Coach Favre gives the game time to the group

Upon returning from the locker room, Lucien Favre made some changes. Todibo, Thuram, Guerry and Lamina gave way to Danilock, Schneiderlin, Traore and Claude Morris. On both sides, the pace was lower than the first 45 minutes into the second half. Before an hour had passed, Schneiderlin took the center back from Rosario at the entrance to the roof and fired with the right foot but Warlison grabbed the skin with both hands.

To give the team some time to play, the Swiss coach again made six changes, bringing in Polhendi, Nahono, Bouanani, Gisand, Troyer, Da Kona in place of Bulka, Bard, Dante, Rosario, Stings and Delort. Both teams had few chances at the end of the match. Yannis Nahono scored against his team after a Belgian cross in the last minutes and allowed the Belgians to equalize.

During this match, in addition to Badrine Bouanani’s first steps in the sports club’s shirt, young Reda Belhyan appeared. Then the Riyadi club finished the match with a score of 11 completely renewed but still in 4-3-3: Polhendi – Balahian, Nahono, Danieluk, da Cunha – Troiler, Schneiderlin (hat), Traore – Bouanani, Gisand, Claude Morris.

Intensify the preparation

The Eagles family will travel to Portugal next Thursday, the day after the training open to the public. During this camp, Lucien Favre’s men will face Benfica (July 15 at 10 pm) and Fulham (July 16 at 9:15 pm) as part of the Algarve Cup, in Faro before facing Roma (July 16 at 9:15 pm). 23 at 8 pm). A week later, OGC Nice will meet Allianz Rivera in a final test against Torino (30 at 7:00 pm).


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