Mory Diaw, the lion from Auvergne

Current 9e of Ligue 1 Uber Eats, Clermont Foot relies in part on its recruitment of experienced players to post 17 points on the clock in 12 days, four more than last year at this time.

Alongside the Gonalons, Andric, Zeffane, Caufriez, Borges and Wieteska, Mory Diaw also brings all his trade with his last two seasons spent in Switzerland as a starter in Lausanne, after having known the D4 in Zürich. Arrived in Auvergne in particular on the advice of his friends Lucas Da Cunha and Arial mendy, the player has obviously taken the best of his adventures abroad between Portugal, Bulgaria and therefore Switzerland. ” Mory gives everyone confidence and brings us serenity. “confirmed his coach Pascal Gastien recently, who no longer has to ask himself any questions about the identity of his n°1 goalkeeper, after having alternated in 2021/22 between Djoco (2115 min) and Desmas (1305 min).

Like his three successive saves in the first minutes of play against Brest on Sunday (1-3), the #99 du CF63 is the goalkeeper who is the most in demand in Ligue 1 Uber Eats this season. At 29, the Senegalese therefore signs an interesting debut under the colors of Clermont Foot. From its 1time appearance, the goalkeeper trained at PSG had to work to challenge… the Parisians. And despite five goals conceded, Mory Diaw delivered a promising performance with 7 parades collected.

Performance that he reproduced three games later against Lorient, before signing his save record last weekend (8) over 90 minutes against Brest (1-3). Which makes Mory Diaw the only Ligue 1 Uber Eats goalkeeper, along with Gianluidi Donnarumma (PSG), to have three games with at least 7 saves this season.

A stats leader

At the head of the 9e defense of Ligue 1 Uber Eats, Mory Diaw has already accumulated 50 saves since the start of the season for 3 clean sheets obtained in total. A constant activity for the 1.95m Senegalese who is one of the 10 goalkeepers to have played all 12 days this season.

Ranking of goalkeepers in number of saves made this season:
1. Mory Diaw (Clermont Foot), 50 saves
2. Alexander Nübel (AS Monaco), 49 saves
3. Matz Sels (RC Strasbourg Alsace), 45 saves
4. Benoît Costil (AJ Auxerre), 44 saves
5. Yvon Mvogo (FC Lorient), 42 saves
6. Maxime Dupé (Toulouse FC), 40 saves
7. Gianluigi Donnarumma (PSG), 39 saves

Fifth best save percentage this season (72.5%), among goalkeepers who have played at least half of the games, Diaw leads the ranking of goalkeepers on penalties with two successes! Tied with Dupé (TFC) and Bizot (SB29).

Better, the Clermont goalkeeper conceded 6.4 goals less than what he “should have” according to the expected goals model (19 vs 25.4), which is by far the best differential for a goalkeeper this season in Ligue 1 Uber Eats. Category in which Diaw does better than Donnarumma (3.73), Samba (2.6) and Lopez (2.4).

So many positive performances which offer him some exposure a few weeks before the World Cup, he who has just been called up with Senegal.

Originally from Dakar, Mory Diaw was summoned by Aliou Cissé, coach, of the Teranga Lions last September: “ I have just arrived in the selection, so I will try to make a place for myself while respecting the competition “. With no doubt the hope of seeing Qatar.

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