AS Monaco App 04 December 2023, 13:34

In his 150th appearance in Ligue 1, Aleksandr Golovin is your MVP against Montpellier!

In his 150th appearance in Ligue 1, Aleksandr Golovin is your MVP against Montpellier!
Auteur d’une remarquable performance et encore une fois dans tous les bons coups, le milieu russe des Rouge et Blanc a été élu MVP de cette rencontre face au MHSC sur l’AS Monaco App.

All he needed was a goal or an assist to complete a once again successful match! Involved in all the good moves during the team’s victory  oveer Montpellier (2-0), Aleksandr Golovin was first pulling the strings for Takumi Minamino’s opening goal, playing a classic one-two with Ismail Jakobs. The left back crossed for Vanderson, whose deflected shot came to the Japanese international, who scored from close range (9′).

Reaching the mark of 150 appearances in Ligue 1

The Russian, who celebrated his 150th appearance in Ligue 1 in the Monegasque jersey during this match, then came close to scoring but his right-footed curling effort was pushed away by Benjamin Lecomte for a corner (24′). Irresistible on the left side of the attack, he passed back to Maghnes Akliouche, who sees his shot narrowly miss the goal (35′). This was before playing in Ismail Jakobs, whose attempt from the left was repelled by the Montpellier goalkeeper (50′).

Hitting the woodwork

After being the final passer, “Golo” tries his hand at shooting again to try to score the second goal. Found at the corner of the area by Minamino, he cut in and tries his luck with his right foot but it hit the post (60′). A lack of success which could have allowed him to become co-top Russian scorer in the 5 major leagues in the 21st century, level with Alexandr Mostovoi (28), notes our partner Opta.

Eight passes before a shot

Also precise on corners, the played who has just been elected November Player of the Month managed to find Guillermo Maripán’s head but it lacked the power to worry Lecomte (85′). Another opportunity was then created on his part which brought the number of last passes before a shot to eight — a record in this match!

And it was  finally he who led the pressing which would lead to Téji Savanier losing the ball, which Wissam Ben Yedder took advantage of to secure the Monegasque win (90+1′).

MVP for the seventh time

Furthermore, he had 99 touches – a record, tied with Denis Zakaria – and he completed 89% of his passes (66/74), made 10 recoveries and suffered a foul. This constant effort earned him the title of MVP on the AS Monaco App for the seventh time this season with 45% of the votes. He thus finished ahead of the two scorers: Takumi Minamino (31%) and Captain Wiss’ (12%). Bravo Golo! 👏

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