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Antho Lopes, Player of the Month for March

Published on the 01 April 2015 à 08:30 by SC

The Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes was voted Player of the Month of March by the fans on olweb.fr, ahead of Nabil Fekir and Samuel Umtiti… the same three as in February!

31%. Another month, another award for the Portuguese goalkeeper. After finishing atop the polling in February, Anthony Lopes made it back to back player of the month gongs in March. The reason? His amazingly consistent performances behind an ever-changing defence and the miraculous saves that are almost becoming common place, such as his penalty save to deny Barrios against Montpellier, and his amazing stop to keep out Gignac's header vs Marseille. In brief, the OL 'keeper was once again the difference...

Anthony Lopes has saved 77.1% of all the shots he has faced in Ligue 1 this season - the best ratio in the league. That stat rises to an incredible 93.3% against sides in the Top 4. The Lyon custodian saved 69.4% of shots in the 2013-14 campaign.


19%. The rewards keep coming for Nabil Fekir, just a week after making his international debut in Didier Deschamps' France squad against Brazil. But it's anything but a surprise given the season he's having - just his second in the top flight. His display against Montpellier was a pure recital, scoring two fantastic goals and earning a penalty…

Against Nice, Nabil Fekir earned his sixth penalty of the L1 season. He has earned more spot kicks than any other player in the five big European championships. The last player to achieve such a feat in Ligue 1? Eden Hazard for Lille in the 2011/12 campaign (6).

 


10%. This third place in the standings is reward for an excellent 2015. Suspended against Nice, Samuel Umtiti only played two games in March. Enough to confirm his status as the leader of the OL defence - since the injury to Milan Bisevac - at just 21 years of age, but already 93 L1 matches under his belt.

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