Several Tricolors have distinguished themselves in Europe, more or less positively. From Antoine Griezmann to Moussa Diaby via Naouirou Ahamada and Aymeric Laporte, overview.
The former Parisian is enjoying his second Bundesliga season with Bayer Leverkusen. Saturday April 24, in a very important meeting with a view to qualifying for the Europa League or even the Champions League, Moussa Diaby helped his people against Eintracht Frankfurt (3-1). By winning at home (3-1), Bayer Leverkusen (6th) is six points behind their weekend opponent (4th).
On the bench at the start of the match, the winger only needed thirty minutes to unlock the match. Entered after the hour mark, Diaby delivered a magnificent center with his left foot for the opening scoring of Leon Bailey (70th). The second assist is quite simple, Kerem Demirbay finding the opposing goal with a long shot (90th + 1). But at the accounting level, that makes two new assists for the international French hopefuls who already total twelve this season. He is the fourth best passer in the German championship behind Thomas Müller (18) and the two accomplices of Eintracht Franfort: Filip Kostic (15) and Daichi Kamada (14).
In seven minutes, Antoine Griezmann reversed the meeting and allowed Barcelona to pick up at Real Madrid on Sunday April 25. While Villarreal had opened the scoring by Samuel Chukwueze (26th), the French equalized in the wake of a splendid lob of the left foot (28th) after an opening of Oscar Mingueza. A few minutes later, therefore, Grizou this time took advantage of a big mistake by Juan Foyth who offered him a caviar while thinking of playing back on his goalkeeper. Griezmann was able to easily deceive him (35th) and Barça regained the advantage.
Earlier in the meeting, the 2018 world champion was at the origin of an unmissable action that Frenkie de Jong finally missed (16th). Antoine Griezmann could also have planted a hat-trick before half-time but Sergio Asenjo intervened (44th). Thanks to former Colchonero’s tenth and eleventh La Liga goals, the Blaugranas are tied on points with Real Madrid – held in check on Saturday – with one game in hand and two units behind Atletico de Madrid, still ahead of the championship five days from the end.
Naouirou Ahamada will long remember his third start in the Bundesliga. Against Leipzig and his colony of French (Ibrahima Konaté, Christopher Nkunku, Dayot Upamecano), the young defensive midfielder from Stuttgart saw red after only fourteen minutes of play. Born in March 2002 in Marseille, Ahamada did not take advantage of the confidence given by his trainer Pellegrino Matarazzo being sent off for a big sole on Amadou Haidara.
Trained at Juventus, Naouirou Ahamada joined Germany on loan at the start of the season. He has so far played only five games without ever spending all of them on the lawn. Stuttgart lost 2-0 on goals from Haidara (46th) and Emil Forsberg (67th) from the penalty spot. In this end of the season without a stake for VfB, 10th, Ahamada may have the opportunity to push back the Bundesliga pitches one last time if his suspension is not too severe.