Another failure for the Greens! If ASSE is now four games unbeaten in the league, if it has taken 8 points out of 12, it owes more to its performance away from home. Able to win in Nice (1-0) or Rennes (2-0), it was held in check by the poorly classified Nantes (1-1) before conceding a new draw yesterday against the Stadium of Reims (1-1). A match at the end of which two truths were confirmed about him.
43% of goals scored by substitutes in 2021
The first thing is that, as Opta points out in L’Equipe, “Charles Abi scored his first three goals in Ligue 1 as a substitute, all in 2021. Since the start of the calendar year, only Elye Wahi (Montpellier), Luis Muriel (Atalanta Bergamo) and Luka Jovic (Eintracht Frankfurt) are also doing well in the five major European championships ”.
Abi more at ease off the bench than in the start, so that’s a fact. But that suits Claude Puel well since the sports daily recalls that 43% of the goals scored by the Greens in 2021 before the match against Reims had been by substitutes! An impressive statistic which therefore swelled again yesterday. And which proves as well the nose of the manager of the Greens as regards the substitutes as the difficulties of the holders to force the decision …
Here is the front page of L’Équipe newspaper on Sunday February 21> https://t.co/F3v9vTmKGD pic.twitter.com/KGopMIi88t
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