Nuno Tavares has made it into the first Ligue 1 Team of the Week for this season, following his impressive debut for Marseille.

Marseille's Portuguese midfielder Nuno Tavares (C) heads the ball during the French L1 football match between Olympique de Marseille (OM) and Stade de Reims at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille, southeastern France, on August 7, 2022. (Photo by PASCAL GUYOT/AFP via Getty Images)
Marseille’s Portuguese midfielder Nuno Tavares (C) heads the ball during the French L1 football match between Olympique de Marseille (OM) and Stade de Reims at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille, southeastern France, on August 7, 2022. (Photo by PASCAL GUYOT/AFP via Getty Images)

Ligue 1 announced their first Team of the Week in midweek, following the weekend’s opening round of fixtures. Arsenal loanee Nuno Tavares made the cut with a 9.2 rating out of 10.

It’s not exactly surprising to see the Arsenal man in the lineup, as he scored a goal, and created four chances (including two big chances).

The Portuguese u21 international completed six of eight long balls and three of five dribbles, and he made two interceptions and three tackles.

It was an all-action performance from the left-wing-back on the day. His four chances created were the most by any individual in the match, with no one else making more than two.

His goal was also an impressive right-footed finish, which perhaps explained why he’s been so keen to take on every shooting opportunity he’s had all year for Arsenal.

Marseille's Portuguese midfielder Nuno Tavares (R) fights for the ball with Reims' Ivorian defender Emmanuel Agbadou (C) and Reims' Belgian defender Wout Faes (L) during the French L1 football match between Olympique de Marseille (OM) and Stade de Reims at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille, southeastern France, on August 7, 2022. (Photo by PASCAL GUYOT/AFP via Getty Images)
Nuno Tavares (R) crosses the ball for Marseille (OM) against Stade de Reims at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille, southeastern France, on August 7, 2022. (Photo by PASCAL GUYOT/AFP via Getty Images)

Tavares also won L’Equipe’s Man of the Match award for his debut, as well as the WhoScored MOTM award.

It was certainly a strong start, and he’ll hope to keep it going with his first competitive away game for the club against Brest on Sunday.

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