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Ligue 1 – Conforama 27 February 2019, 17:00

4 games for a record

4 games for a record
Gelson Martins, Portuguese rookie of the winter transfer window, shone for his debut in Ligue 1 Conforama. He already holds a record. Back on his first performances with the Red and White.

A first to start the run

On February 2nd, AS Monaco welcomes Toulouse. Gelson Martins is holding on the right flank of the attack. From the first minutes, he stands out for his skill and his game going forward. We play the 19′ when the Portuguese international delivers his first decisive pass in the league. It is Golovin who is the heir of the deep opass. The Russian, full of cold blood, puts the ball away against Toulouse. A goal to zero for Monegasques and Gelson seems to have already found chemistry with his partners. We find him at the 68′ on the left side this time. The winger overflows as Falcao can not get the ball. Fàbregas who had followed the play well put away a power shot high into the goal. The decisive pass will not be awarded to Gelson but again, the Portuguese is key. This meeting will end on the score of two goals to one. AS Monaco ends a series of six games without a win in Ligue 1 Conforama. Martins, he has already conquered the Monegasque supporters.

Getting the second

On behalf of the 24th day of the championship, AS Monaco moves to Montpellier. The first minutes of play offer little and the two teams created few opportunities. The spark arrives in the 15th minute by the inevitable Martins. The Portuguese, well was set up at the far post by Ballo-Toure, put it away athletically (1-0). In the second half, he forced the goalkeeper of Montpellier to push back his shot before Radamel Falcao put it away. The final score is two goals to two. The two teams are neutralized but Martins, as he continues the performance of high level. The day after the match, he is rewarded by being part of the team of the matchday.

A third to confirm

On the occasion of the 26th day of league play, AS Monaco welcomes Nantes. The beginning of the match is physical, the opportunities are rather rare. Yet at 13′, Martins is at the conclusion of a superb move initiated by Rony Lopes and Falcao. For his third start in L1 Conforama, he is again decisive and scored the only goal of this meeting (1-0). For the second time in a row, he is in the Ligue 1 team of the matchday.

The Portuguese is transcendent on his side and makes defenders panic. His goal allows AS Monaco to get out of the drop zone. In front of the media, he is praised by his Portuguese friend.

Gelson is a player used to playing major European competitions. Great stages remember him. I'm happy to play with him. The opposing defenses will also get to know him. He is very fast, strong in one against one. He brings a lot offensively.
Adrien Silva

A record for the fourth

While AS Monaco receive OL for the shock of the 27th day, Gelson is expected to turn the corner for this match. Indeed, he repeatedly demonstrated that he was a player capable of unlocking defense, playing at the highest level. The media will closely observe the Portuguese in this meeting. And what better to answer than the opening the score … We hardly play 20′, and Gelson Martins inherits a cross of Ballo-Toure. The Portuguese center forward feints a shot and, in the process, launched a shot that is lodged into the right of the net. Anthony Lopes is beaten and the Red and Whites take the lead in this encounter. The final score is two goals to zero for AS Monaco. This victory confirms the good momentum of the players and affirms the rise of Gelson Martins.

 

The Red and White will head to Angers for the 27th day of Ligue 1 Conforama (Saturday, March 2, 20:00).

He delivers his first decisive pass against Toulouse.
Martins with an acrobatic effort to open his account with the Red and White.
The Portuguese celebrate with his teammates.
In front of Nantes, single scorer of the meeting. (1-0)
Martins just opened the scoring against OL. His third goal in L1 Conforama.
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