Events 11 March 2024, 16:05

200 for Aleksandr Golovin and 100 for Ismail Jakobs

200 for Aleksandr Golovin and 100 for Ismail Jakobs
Starting Sunday, the midfielder has just reached the symbolic milestone of 200 matches played in the AS Monaco jersey during the victory against Strasbourg (0-1). For his part, the left back made his 100th appearance.

A starter at kick-off during the win over Strasbourg on Sunday (0-1), Aleksandr Golovin played his 200th match in La Diagonale. He joins a very closed circle which includes only around thirty players including Fabinho, Delio Onnis and Valère Germain, the last player to have reached this level.

Decisive ten times this season

Playing his sixth season at the Club, the Russian midfielder remains an essential element of the Monegasque eleven with 22 matches played out of 25 possible for six goals and four assists. Notably the author of masterpieces against  Metz (2-1) and Stade Brestois (2-0), he ranks second player on the squad in minutes played this season.

These good performances have earned him the title of MVP eight times this season, as well as a place in l’Équipe’s team of the half-season. Golo has also been named the best player of the first half of the season according to you, the fans on the AS Monaco App as well as by the AS Monaco Supporters’ Club.

OGC Nice and Stade Brestois are his favorite targets

Now that he knows Ligue 1 well, Aleksandr Golovin has been able to face 28 different teams including Nice and Brest, his favorite targets. These are in fact the two teams against which he performed the best (five goals – one assist against OGCN and three goals – three assists against the Bretons).

He also scored against eleven different teams (apart from Nice and Brest) including one hat trick against Nîmes. Regularly decisive, he stands out for the quality of his passes, crosses and set pieces. It is therefore not for nothing that he is to date the Monegasque in the squad to have provided the most assists with 37, including 31 in the top flight.

Best provider for the Club in Ligue 1

Shifting into this role of decisive passer against 16 different teams, his favorite being Olympique de Marseille (four times), he is therefore the Club’s best provider in Ligue 1 in the 21st century, surpassing one of the masters in this regard, Joao Moutinho. While he celebrated his 160th start against Strasbourg this Sunday, the Russian midfielder has an overall record of 200 matches for 95 wins, 48 draws and 57 victories.

A victory in his 100th for “Izo”

The native of Kaltan was not the only one to exceed a milestone this Sunday since this is also the case of Ismail Jakobs. Coming on during the last half hour of play, he celebrated his 100th match in all competitions with AS Monaco for a record of 51 wins, 20 draws and 29 defeats, including 41 starts.

MVP against Reims

The Senegalese international, who participated in the last AFCON, has delivered six assists and scored one goal since his arrival in 2021. He scored his first this season on the occasion of the 8th round against Reims, where he was on the end of a cross by Krépin Diatta to finish on the half-volley. It was a match where he was named MVP for also having set up the 150th goal of Wissam Ben Yedder in Ligue 1.

Important on the left flank

With Caio Henrique’s injury, Ismail Jakobs did not hesitate to make himself available on the entire Monegasque left flank, both in defense and attack, thus showcasing his versatility. He is also ranks eleventh among Monegasque players with the most minutes this season (1324). Bravo Golo and “Izo” for these symbolic milestones! 👏


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