These players who had the rating of 10 in L’Equipe

This is the absolute grail of the vote, the famous sesame: 10/10 in the newspaper The group after a game as if to underline the fact that a performance will go down in history. And it’s a very closed club to which few players have had the right to access. Zoom on the lucky ones.

Dominik Livakovic

Dominik Livakovic shone against Brazil. /Zhizhao Wu/GettyImages

(Croatia-Brazil, quarter-finals of the 2022 World Cup 1-1 (4-2 dr)

Eleven saves against Brazil in the quarter-finals of the 2022 World Cup and the first shot on goal of the session saved against Rodrygo to allow Croatia to accomplish the feat and advance to the semi-finals of the competition. A real wall in Qatar.

Erling Haaland

Erling Haaland had left no chance to the Red Devils. /Laurence Griffiths/GettyImages

(Manchester City – Manchester United, 9th day of the English League, season 2022-2023, 6-3)

A hat-trick and two assists to crush the Mancunian neighbor in one of the most prestigious derbies in Europe. Deserves a 10/10, especially as it was Erling Haaland’s third consecutive Premier League hat-trick this season.

Alban Lafont, Abdoul-Kader Bamba, Kylian Mbappe

Alban Lafont had disgusted the Parisian attackers. / Saverio Laine/GettyImages

(Nantes-PSG, matchday 25 of Ligue 1, 2021-2022 season. 3-1)

It was unplayable that day. Nantes achieving the feat of leading 3-0 at half-time against the PSG of Messi, Neymar, Mbappé and others, ended up winning the final score by 3-1.

And Alban Lafont had a lot to do with it with eight saves including a penalty against Neymar narrowing the score early in the game with the Canarian keeper not much he could do about it.

Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappé had offered a quadruple in this match. /ATPImages/GettyImages

(France-Kazakhstan, 9th qualifying matchday for the 2022 World Cup, 8-0)

It’s not every day that you score a quadruple in selection, even if it’s the opposite of Kazakhstan. Kylian Mbappé did it and history will remember it. He deserves full marks.

Serge Gnabri

Serge Gnabry gave Spurs a nightmare. / James Williamson-AMA/GettyImages

(Tottenham-Bayern, 2nd day of the group stage of the Champions League 2019-2020, 2-7)

The first quadruple in the Champions League since that of Cristiano Ronaldo in December 2015, not bad for a striker who had never planted before in the competition. All to humiliate Tottenham at home with a biting 7-2 that many will remember.

Luke Moura

Lucas Moura had ended Ajax Amsterdam’s superb run. /Matthew Ashton – AMA/GettyImages

(Ajax-Tottenham, Champions League semi-final second leg 2018-2019, 2-3)

This famous hat-trick that ended Ajax Amsterdam’s epic during the 2018-2019 season in the Champions League. A heartbreak for lovers of Ajacid’s good game but a performance that tablets won’t be able to erase with a last minute goal that will remain one of the most dramatic in football.

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Dusan Tadic made a splash against Real Madrid. /VI-Images/GettyImages

(Real-Ajax, second leg of the round of 16 of the Champions League 2018-2019, 4-1)

Going into the competition, it was indeed an Ajacid player who impressed with a magnificent display as he knocked out three-time holders Real Madrid on his home soil in the Champions League.

Decisive double passer, scorer with style, Dusan Tadic above all made life hell for opposing midfielders and defenders by humiliating them with technical gestures, one more subtle than the other.


Neymar enjoyed this meeting. /CHRISTOPHE SIMON/GettyImages

(PSG-Dijon, Ligue 1 matchday 21, 2018, 8-0)

Four goals and two assists. Difficult to do better in this sensational 8-0 against Dijon. The only negative note, the famous story of the penalty when the Brazilian didn’t leave his penalty obtained at the end of the game to Edinson Cavani who could become the top scorer in the history of PSG.


Carlos Eduardo had offered a quintuple in this game. /FRED TANNEAU/GettyImages

(Guingamp-Nice, 11th matchday of L1, 2014, 2-7)

He remains to this day the only player to have scored a quintuple in Ligue 1 in the 21st century and therefore deserves the top rating in the French sports newspaper.

Robert Lewandowski

Lewandowski humiliated Madrid in 2013 / Boris Streubel/GettyImages

(Borussia Dortmund-Real Madrid, 2013 C1 semi-finals, 4-1)

No, Robert Lewandowski didn’t score a 10/10 for his nine-minute quintuple against Wolfsburg in 2015, but two years earlier when he became the ninth player in Champions League history to score a quadruple. Real Madrid could do nothing in these semi-finals of C1 against an irresistible Dortmund who will fall in the final against Bayern, future Lewy club.

Lyon, FC Barcelona's Argentine striker

Messi beats Leverkusen in 2012 / JOSEP LAGO/GettyImages

(Barcelona-Leverkusen, C1 2012 round of 16 (7-1) and Barcelona-Arsenal, C1 2010 quarter-finals (4-1))

And if twins are rare in the Champions League, you can imagine that twins are even more so. Yet Lionel Messi did it. Against Leverkusen in the round of 16 of C1 in 2012.

A deserved 10 out of 10 but certainly not the only one in his immense career as the Argentinian had scored all of FC Barcelona’s goals against Arsenal in the quarter-finals two years earlier and had already secured the maximum points. Definitely, this man does not do everything like the others.

(Nantes-Aarhus, 1997 C3 round of 32, 0-1)

The name probably means nothing to you and that’s normal, unless you’re a staunch supporter of Nantes. In the round of 32 of the UEFA Cup, goalkeeper Windfeld had disgusted the canaries to allow his Danish club Aarhus through to the next round. A real tour de force.

Oleg Salenko

Oleg Salenko at the 1994 World Cup / PATRICK HERTZOG/GettyImages

(Russia-Cameroon, World Cup 1994, 6-1)

Five goals against Roger Milla’s Cameroon in a World Cup match is 10/10, isn’t it? Russian Oleng Salenko did it in 1994. Well, of course, Russia and Cameroon were already knocked out of their group by that time, but that’s what we call respecting the opponent, as it should be.

Franck Sauzee and Stefan Schwarz

Franck Sauzee with the French team / Simon Bruty/GettyImages

(France-Greece, Euro 1988 hopefuls final, 3-0)

Two missiles in the final of the Euro hope this year 1988 to allow his team to triumph over Greece. Kaiser Sauzée has well deserved his nickname.

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Bruno Martini then became goalkeeping coach under Domenech, here in 2008 / Eddy LEMAISTRE/GettyImages

(France-Greece, Euro 1988 hopefuls final, 3-0)

In the same match, a second 10/10. Bruno Martini, goalkeeper, also did the job in this final of European hopes, untouchable on his line.

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