Moses Simon’s Nantes Outshines Montpelier, it was a great performance for the Nigerian African cup of nations star Moses Simon who put on a good outing for his club side Nantes
The Nantes winger played the full 90 minutes and could have added to his goal tally of three goals and seven assist this season, for his club only to be denied by the crossbar as they cruised to a 2:0 win over Montpelier.
The 25-year old who started his 21st game of the season for the club, created three key chances,made three key passes and completed three dribbles.
Nantes coming into the game had won four of their last four home Ligue 1 games, their longest winning run at home since August- October 2019, also.
They came into the game full of confidence after their recent run to the coup de France final in which they defeated As Monaco 4:2 on penalties with Moses Simon scoring the decisive goal.
The Canaries continued their impressive performance as they saw off visitors Montpelier in Stade de la Beaujoire
They were few chances in the opening exchanges as both sides kept things tidy, without any real pressure from either team with the first half ending goalless
Nantes started the brightest in the second half as Moses Simon’s shot crashed off the bar.
However, Montpelier failed to heed to the early pressure as Nantes took the lead on the 69th minutes through Randal Kolo-Muani header from Ludovic Blas’s cross.
Montpelier piled on the pressure on the Nantes goal but the defenders stood strong repelled everything the visitors threw at them.
Moses Simon was particularly impressive as a came back to help out the defence and looked to break on the counter whenever they had the ball.
The super Eagles winger would later be substituted on the 90th minutes and was replaced by Charles Traore the Malian defender, Nantes coach Kombare made the change to ensure his side see out the game
The Yellow Canaries would eventually seal the victory in the closing stages of the game as substitute willem Geubbels who came on for Randal Kolo-Muani would eventually score the second goal for Nantes.
Moses Simon and his Nantes team are fifth in the Ligue 1 table with 42 points, four away from fourth-placed Rennes who occupy the final champions league spot.