OM: Steve Mandanda is already ancient history at OM


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OM: Steve Mandanda is already ancient history at OM

Published on October 5, 2022 at 05:00

During the last summer transfer window, a huge page in the history of OM was turned. True legend of the Marseille club, Steve Mandanda packed his bags, flying to Rennes. No longer wanting to be Pau Lopez’s understudy, the French international left. It must be said that the Spaniard impresses in the goals of OM. With incredible statistics, Lopez succeeds perfectly in making forget Mandanda.

Steve Mandanda knew what to expect. Aware that theOM was looking for a new goalkeeper in the summer of 2021, he saw Paul Lopez. However, what he did not expect was that Jorge Sampaoli make such a radical choice. Without receiving any explanation, Mandanda found himself on the sidelines, thus becoming number 2 at theOM. A situation that the Marseille legend had a lot of trouble digesting and that’s why Steve Mandanda decided to pack his bags and fly to reindeer during the last summer transfer window.

The best goalkeeper in Ligue 1?

Ruben Blanco arrived at theOM to play understudy, but the number 1 in goal is good Paul Lopez. Recruited for 12M€ fromAS Roma, the Spaniard is unanimous and his performances speak for him. In fact, the statistics of Paul Lopez are impressive, making him one of the best goalkeepers in Ligue 1, if not the best, in front of goalkeepers like Gianluigi Donnarumam (PSG), Alban Lafont (FC Nantes), or Brice Samba (RC Lens).

The impressive statistics of Pau Lopez

So what are these statistics that say a lot about the performance of Paul Lopez With l’OM ? Having conceded no goals against Angers, the Spaniard made his 4th clean sheet of the season. With 57% of encounters undefeated, the goalkeeper of theOM is the best this season ahead Gianluigi Donnarumma (55.6%) and Brice Samba (44.4%). Likewise, Paul Lopez is the goalkeeper who makes the most saves in Ligue 1 with 85% of saves. Behind, we find Gianluigi Donnarumma (84.4%), Brice Samba (76.7%), alexander Nubel (75.5%) and Steve Mandanda (73.7%).

In total, since his arrival at theOM in the summer of 2021, Paul Lopez will have played 36 matches in Ligue 1. He finished 14 without conceding a goal, made 74 saves and conceded only 34 goals, less than one goal per match. How to perfectly turn the page Steve Mandanda at theOM



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