LOSC’s 2022/2023 season in the rearview mirror, now is the time 11 night To prepare its balance sheet by submitting a monthly retrospective report. Let’s start with the first month of competition.
Highlight the month
August 21: The blow that must be mitigated
Before the shock, something happened that would set public opinion on fire: Mohamed Bayo’s setbacks in a nightclub the day before the Paris Saint-Germain match. Even Thierry Henry would speak about it without criticism. This behavioral lapse led the Lil’ leaders to remove him from the group until further notice. Besides this incident, everything was played to the ground. The least we can say is that the Portuguese technician did not want to change his philosophy against PSG. Evidence: 4-0 to the Parisians at half-time. The end result would be just as great, seven goals to one.
August 4: Renato Sanchez leaves the club
It is now official. Initially for several weeks, Renato Sánchez won his case with LOSC approval to sell him to Paris Saint-Germain. In contact with the capital club since Luis Campos arrived in Paris, the Portuguese international signed for five seasons with the French champion and the great candidate to succeed him. For the release of the Portuguese from the last year of the contract, PSG paid 15 million euros.
August 5: LOSC formalizes Bafodé Diakité’s enlistment
A few hours before the resumption and the first home game against Auxerre, LOSC progressed in terms of recruiting and continued to improve its squad in 2022-2023. And while Paulo Fonseca has prioritized the right and left defender positions, the Lille boss should be delighted to formalize the promising young recruit. Diakit Paphod (Toulouse FC).
August 7: Goals galore at the start
To kick off their season, Paulo Fonseca’s men faced up-and-coming Auxerre. From the first minutes, the victory was announced as a formality, with the crowd already triumphant. In just three minutes, the Mastiffs snuffed out AJA’s hopes with Benjamin Andre and Jonathan David. At the back, it is impossible for Jean-Marc Forlan and his parishioners to get back in the game. Lille victory, with the sun, smiles and high hopes for the future offensively.
August 12: Tasteless Journey
It is difficult from the start of the season to demand a rhythm and a sequence of successes. This is shown by the residents of Lille in Nantes. In the aftermath, their possession brought them nothing on the occasions they were unable to create. Then, Paulo Fonseca injected momentum by making several changes, which brought speed. whether Ismaili He managed to equalize, and that was the only thing Lille got from his trip to La Beaujoire. Already the first brake of this revamped team, which in content presented something contrary to Auxerre.
August 26th: Sunrise at the Game
Before the trip to Corsica, a question is ripening in people’s minds: should Lucas Chevalier be a starter? Léo Jardim’s latest offering has people baffled, but nothing has helped. The Brazilian Fonseca took his place back in front of Ajaccio, counting a goal that could have been avoided like the others. Ironically, earlier in the match, it was “Yazizou”, understand Yusuf Yazici, who put his team in a perfect position. He announced his departure, however, launching his team toward victory. Jonathan Bamba and Thiago Diallo worsened the result and allowed Lusk to emerge victorious with the three points.
August 31: Defense of Oblivion
Always facing a team from the ‘South’, Lille hoped they could secure two straight victories to climb the standings. However, hopes would be dashed very quickly in an instant… seven minutes. Two penalties accepted for silly fouls by Djalo and Jardim, and here are the Mastiffs driving the gym home. However, it all started well with a ball from Bamba deflected into his cages by a Nice defender. At the back, it was impossible for Lille to get back into the game. An avoidable defeat says a lot about the defensive position.
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