Monaco-OM, the attacks in debth

15 apr 2016
Par 
Romain Ferrat
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Yannick Parienti / OM.net 2016
Sunday's game between the ASM and OM, on the occasion of the 34th day of the Ligue 1, will oppose attacks on the two diametrically opposite characteristics. If Michel can count on the 4th top scorer in Ligue 1, Leonardo Jardim meanwhile has several possibilities. Decryption.

On one side one player with 14 goals, on the other side a trio Lemar-Silva-Fabinho author of 15 achievements. At the OM, Michy Batshuayi is the number one offensive asset, even if he is supported by Goerges-Kévin Nkoudou and Rémy Cabella, each an author of 5 goals.On the "Asémiste" (Monaco-OM) side, it's very difficult to focus on one man alone. With 48 goals since the beginning of the season, Monaco is the 5th attacker of the championship, but has no scorer amid the top 35. Leonardo Jardim doesn't have a designated scorer, but rather a diversity of scorers. Thomas Lemar, Bernardo Silva and the amazing defender Fabinho are equally at the head of the ASM scorers ranking, with 5 achievements, closely followed by Carillo and Vagner Love (with 4 goals). But no player has scored a single goal in the last 3 days.

Vagner Love started with the Rocher at the end of January and has had trouble getting back to his level of efficiency. Formidable scorer when he was at the CKA Moscow, (he had scored against the OM in the pool stages of the UEFA cup in 2005-06, win of 1-2 by the OM in Russia), Vagner Love hasn't played the same since his game in Parc des Princes, won by the ASM 2-0. Fabinho, the most used player after the goal keeper Subasic (30 games in total), marked his 5 goal with penalties.

Thomas Lemar and Bernardo Silva, aged respectively 21 and 22, have been quite irregular since the beginning of the season. Lamar marked 3 goals in 3 days, between the 6th and the 8th. Since then, he found his way in only two occasions during the 22nd and the 29th day in front of Lorient and Caen, his former club. Same scenario for the young Portuguese. Very irregular, he marked 1 goal every 382 minutes, insufficient to make him a number one offender.

On the Olympian side, with more than 50% of the goals marked by the trio Nkoudou-Cabella-Batshuayi (24 on 43), the offenders of the OM seem to be essential in the animation and the Olympians finish of the season, in contrast with the Rocher club. In Monaco, 18 different players scored at least one goal this season.

The stage is set, the potential of each training is presented. The question is which team will manage to take over and impose its characteristics. What if both teams offered us a festival of goals, like in the first leg (3-3) ?

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