AS Monaco App 20 March 2023, 17:18

An 80th goal in Ligue 1 and another MVP for Wissam Ben Yedder in Ajaccio

An 80th goal in Ligue 1 and another MVP for Wissam Ben Yedder in Ajaccio
The first scorer in the Rouge et Blanc's victory in Corsica this Sunday (0-2), the Monegasque captain was named man of the match by the fans on the AS Monaco App, in addition to becoming the third player in the history of the Club to reach 80 goals in Ligue 1.

Each week, he pushes “the limits” a little more, as he likes to repeat. And each week he writes the history of AS Monaco a little more. The trip to Ajaccio this weekend for the 28th Matchday of the Ligue 1 season was no exception. He scored his 17th goal of the season in the top flight to open the scoring, as Wissam Ben Yedder has again added to his impressive stats with the Rouge et Blanc.

I'm very happy for him and at the same time for the team, because this also rewards good collective work, which allows him to create a good number of chances match after match. Wissam has exceptional qualities in his finishing.
Philippe ClementOn Wissam Ben Yedder

A little more history

By perfectly following up Guillermo Maripán’s blocked header half an hour into the game (0-1, 27′), the Monegasque number 10 indeed led his partners to a ninth away victory of the season. But Captain’ Wiss has above all become the third player in history to reach 80 goals with the Principality club in the league, after Delio Onnis (157) and Lucien Cossou (97).

Top scorer in the Big 5 leagues since the World Cup

Our partner Opta specifies that he is also the top scorer of the five major European leagues since the World Cup, with 11 goals already! It’s a number that proves the form which Wissam is currently in, in addition to showing his consistency at the highest level over the last eight years!

He did not wait for this match in Ajaccio to get us out of situations, difficult matches. (…) When you train with players like Wissam, you have to try to copy them. He's a great goalscorer and I'm happy for him because he again helped us win today.
Krépin DiattaOn Wissam Ben Yedder

14 MVPs this season

With a goal every 87 minutes in Ligue 1, he also remains the attacker with the best ratio in the elite, in addition to being still in the race for the podium (he’s currently joint-third, tied with Alexandre Lacazette).

It is therefore not surprising to see him win another MVP, his 14th of the season, on the AS Monaco App, with 77% of the votes, ahead of Mohamed Camara and Guillermo Maripán. Bravo Wissam! 🇲🇨


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2022-2023 MVP Recap

Second half:

Ligue 1 – Matchday 20: Olympique de Marseille 1-1 AS Monaco: Aleksandr Golovin (5)

Ligue 1 – Matchday 21: AS Monaco 3-2 AJ Auxerre: Eliesse Ben Seghir (2)

Ligue 1 – Matchday 22: Clermont Foot 63 2-0 AS Monaco: Breel Embolo (5)

Ligue 1 – Matchday 23 : AS Monaco 3-1 Paris Saint-Germain: Wissam Ben Yedder (10)

Europa League – Round of 32 First Leg: Bayer Leverkusen 2-3 AS Monaco: Axel Disasi (2)

Ligue 1 – Matchday 24: Stade Brestois 1-2 AS Monaco: Aleksandr Golovin (6)

Europa – Round of 32 Second Leg: AS Monaco 2-3 (3-5 penalties) Bayer Leverkusen: Wissam Ben Yedder (11)

Ligue 1 – Matchday 25: AS Monaco 0-3 OGC Nice: Eliesse Ben Seghir (3)

Ligue 1 – Matchday 26: ESTAC Troyes 2-2 AS Monaco: Wissam Ben Yedder (12)

Ligue 1 – Matchday 27: AS Monaco 0-1 Stade de Reims: Wissam Ben Yedder (13)

Ligue 1 – Matchday 28: AC Ajaccio 0-2 AS Monaco: Wissam Ben Yedder (14)