Soccer. From his first match in Ligue 1, Johann Lepenant makes everyone agree

Johann Lepenant was very successful in his first match with Lyon. ©Prime Video Screenshot

First success for John Lepenant ! The midfielder trained in Malherbe Caen Stadium had a big game for his first official outing in the jersey of Lyon, Friday August 5, 2022. Established as expected in the position of defensive midfielder against promoted Ajaccio, Johann Lepenant caused the opener of the Gones score as a perfect servant Alexandre Lacazette, whose put Tété in orbit (12′). OL won 2-1.

94% success rate

Johan Lepenant, who succeeded in 94% of his passes, a radiant pendant of 90 minutes with the volume of play, the technical ease and the tactical intelligence that we know him. Prime Video consultant Mathieu Bodmer had nothing but praise for him. “He had a very good first,” revealed this other former Caen number 6.

He has a lot of activity. Technically, it’s very clean.

Mathieu Bodmer, consultant on Prime Video

Benoît Cheyrou followed the same logic, still on Prime Video. “Lepenant made a big preparation and a big game in the use of the ball. It is full of promises. »

“All of a great”

The performance of the Granvillais earned him to settle in the Twitter trends. Comments from observers and Lyon supporters are unanimous. “Lepenant already has everything a great,” summarizes one of them. Anthology.

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Riou and Hamouma, a contrasting evening

Note that Rémy Riou returned in the first half following the expulsion of Anthony Lopes. The day before his 35th birthday, the former Caen goalkeeper played his first Ligue 1 match with his training club. He made a decisive save on the hour mark. “I didn’t expect to play, but you have to be ready, he said at the microphone of Prime Video. I only take pleasure. I am coming back home. »

Another former Malherbiste had a much more difficult evening. Romain Hamouma, who was making his debut for Ajaccio, picked up two largely avoidable yellow cards. He was sent off just before halftime.

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