Heroics in Nantes lands Benoît Costil Ligue 1 player of the week

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This week’s Euro Fantast Football Ligue 1 player of the week accolade is this week afforded to Bordeaux’s number one Benoît Costil, whose outlandish goalkeeping feats saw his side secure an unlikely away win at FC Nantes.

Costil’s side took a surprise lead over the fifth placed Ligue 1 side in the early exchanges of the fixture when centre forward Nicolas de Preville’s latched onto a driven a cross from the right byline to grab a 26th minute bullet header, his fourth goal of the season.

With his side ahead, Costil was forced to earn his pay for the remainder of the match, with a string of fine saves – four in total – giving his side an unlikely victory at Stade de la Beaujoire. Continue reading