In the Top 5 of the most competitive players (selected by footmali.com website), we find 4 academicians among the 23 most competitive:
Monday's match between RC Lens and Quevilly-Rouen in Bollaert (2-0, 8th day of Ligue 2) was tainted by the expulsion of Souleymane Diarra following a second warning at the 88th minute. The Malian midfielder took his second red in as many matches with the Blood and Gold.
Very energetic and voluntary in midfield, the player arrived from Ujpest in August once again paid an awkwardness and some inexperience. His coach Eric Sikora does not blame him:
"Souleymane is a generous person, he is always in the impacts, in the duels, ready to recover the balls. Unfortunately, he takes 4 yellow cards in 2 matches and he will be the target. It is up to him to know how to control himself, but he is a young player. He was very disappointed at the end of the game. He was crying. It proves that he has character. It will surely take 2 or 3 matches suspension but he must be able to channel. Now I prefer to have a player like Souleymane then a player who is hiding. "
Diarra will be automatically suspended for Clermont and may well be punished with a more severe penalty in the disciplinary committee.
Interview by Christophe Schaad
Very prominent against Lorient despite his expulsion at the end of the match, Souleymane Diarra makes his return to the Lens group which will receive Quevilly tomorrow Monday September 18 (8.45pm) at the Bollaert-Delelis stadium. The midfielder has served his suspension match and is expected to start the game.
The young Malian academic midfielder Amadou Haidara "Doudou", who has become one of the strong links of the Red Bull since the beginning of the season, registered on Sunday September 17, 2017, a decisive goal for his club. Without Doudou, the Austrian champion would not have returned from Mattersburg with the 3 points of the victory, match counting for the 8th day of the Austrian bundesliga. In an electric match (1-1) since the 18th with the equalization of the premises, it was necessary to wait until the very end of the meeting to see Doudou to offer the victory to his team in the 94th.