AS Monaco App 18 September 2023, 21:11

Aleksandr Golovin is MVP again vs. Lorient

Aleksandr Golovin is MVP again vs. Lorient
After being honoured in the great victory against Lens, Aleksandr Golovin made it two in a row at the Moustoir. With his second goal this season, the Monegasque midfielder was elected MVP of the match by the Rouge et Blanc supporters on the AS Monaco App, and is also part of l'Équipe's Team of the Matchday.

Another massive performance for Golo! Away to FC Lorient, the midfielder from the Principality club delivered another convincing display. Even if the final result left a bad taster (2-2), he once again led from the front, and was more than decisive, providing a goal and an assist. It is therefore natural that the Russian was elected MVP for the second time running.

On departure and arrival

He was indeed dangerous in all situations. It was first of all he who sparked the Monegasque revolt, when he received a fine ball from Youssouf Fofana, before following up with a clever strike with his left foot. With surgical precision, he found the top corner, leveling the match (17′, 1-1).

After scoring his goal, he turned provider for the first time this season by picking out Folarin Balogun, who lashed in a shot at the near post, allowing AS Monaco to take the lead (69′, 1-2). It was the perfect recipe from Chef Golo!

A familiar victim, and an almost obligatory goal

It was an unsurprising performance as FC Lorient is an opponent that our number 17 particularly likes. After finding the net again at La Moustoir, he brought the number of goals scored against the Breton club to three. It is thus against this team that he scored the second-most, just after Nice (4), as reported by Opta.

But his finding the top corner not only increased his tally, it also allowed him to score in two consecutive matches (Lens and then Lorient), which had not happened to him since last February, when he scored against Paris and Brest. The machine is running at full speed again.

A nearly unanimous decision!

Selected almost unanimously with 80% of the votes from you, the supporters, on the AS Monaco App, the Monegasque midfielder contributed more than a goal and an assist, since he was also the player to have made the most key passes (3) and the one who had the second-most touches in the area (6), behind only Caio Henrique (7).

He therefore finished well ahead of Folarin Balogun (10%), author of a successful appearance off the bench, punctuated by his first goal in La Diagonale. The American was followed by Youssouf Fofana (2%), who assisted the equalizer with his sublime pass, and Denis Zakaria (2%), who put in a solid display in midfield.

Again in the best XI of the matchday

But an MVP was not the only gratification of the weekend for the Russian. With a mark of eight, he also found a place in the team of the round on the 5th matchday of Ligue 1, as decided by L’Équipe. His presence thus extends a good run for AS Monaco, as at least one Rouge et Blanc has been in this eleven each round since the start of the season, Golovin himself having been there two weeks earlier after his performance against Lens. Bravo Golo! 🇷🇺

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