OGC Nice suffered a heavy defeat this Saturday against Lausanne (0-3). The team coached by Christophe Galtier conceded three goals after the break for their second preseason friendly.
Two games at the head of the Aiglons and still no victory for Christophe Galtier. After a draw against Rodez (1-1) last week, Nice suffered a heavy defeat against Lausanne this Saturday (0-3), for the second match of its summer preparation.
Despite the presence of several holders at the kickoff including Amine Gouiri, Walter Benitez or Jean-Clair Todibo, the Riviera club failed to make the difference against the Swiss team. Unable to score before the break, Nice then cracked when they returned from the locker room and suffered the repercussions of their intense physical preparation.
A double for Thomas… formerly of Nice
History to give time to the majority of his workforce, Christophe Galtier greatly reshuffled his team for the second half. The young Robson Bambu, Teddy Boulhendi or Soudeysse Kari, for example, joined in to support the usual executives like Morgan Schneiderlin and Pierre Lees-Melou.
In vain. As soon as this duel between formations of the Ineos galaxy resumed, attacking midfielder Zeki Amdouni scored for Lausanne-Sport on a shot deflected by the unfortunate Bambu (0-1, 52nd).
Almost immediately, took advantage of a poor recovery from goalkeeper Teddy Boulhendi full axis to score the goal of the break by Trazié Thomas (0-2, 56th). The 22-year-old striker, loaned by Nice to Lausanne last season, then went for his double to put an end to the poor performance in Nice (0-3, 76th).
Nice will start in L1 against Reims
Less than a month from the start of the 2021-2022 season in Ligue 1, Nice is not yet ready. The weekend of August 8, the Aiglons will host Reims on the first day of the championship. A week later, the team coached by Christophe Galtier will travel to Lille for a reunion between the technician and his former club.
Until then, the recent ninth in Ligue 1 will have time to refine his preparation. Nice will also take the opportunity to recover some holders selected for the Euro such as the Swiss Jordan Lotomba or the Danish Kasper Dolberg. Despite its heavy defeat against Lausanne, the Riviera club is still not panicking and will try to redress the bar, on Friday July 16, for its third friendly match against Bastia.