Aleksandr Golovin is your MVP after scoring the first goal against Angers!
He loves removing the cobwebs from the corner of the goal against Angers. Scorer of a curling shot into the top corner in the reverse fixture, Aleksandr Golovin did the same Sunday at the Stade Raymond-Kopa in the team’s win there against Angers SCO (1-2). Found at the edge of the surface by Vanderson, the Tsar took things in hand and sent a powerful shot into Paul Bernardoni’s goal, leaving the ‘keeper stranded as he was no doubt surprised by the purity of the strike.
Nothing but net from Golovin 💫#SCOASM | @Ligue1_ENG pic.twitter.com/Fnj1o9HJ33
— AS Monaco EN (@AS_Monaco_EN) May 8, 2023
The most decisive Russian player since Arshavin
Dominant in this first half, the Rouge et Blanc were thus rewarded just before the break by their Russian international, who scored his sixth opening goal of the 2022-2023 season. Only Kylian Mbappé has done better in this regard (9).
He has been particularly clutch, as he’s been involved in 15 goals in Ligue 1 this season (8 goals, 7 assists). Only one player from Russia has ever done better during a season in the five major European leagues since Opta has tracked this data (2006-2007) — Andrey Arshavin in the 2010-2011 Premier League season (17 – 6 goals, 11 assists).
A long-range expert
With four rounds remaining, the Monegasque number 17 still has the possibility of beating his compatriot and he can count on his shots from range for that. He has indeed scored four times from outside the area (Angers x2, Brest and Toulouse), joint-top of the league with Lionel Messi, according to our statistical partner.
But this Sunday, as usual, “Golo” was once again involved defensively with 11 ball recoveries made – no Monegasque did better – two successful tackles and two interceptions.
A seventh MVP
He was thus logicaly named MVP with 89% of the votes on the AS Monaco App, ahead of Myron Boadu, who scored the game’s second goal. Named the MVP in the reverse fixture in his 150th appearance in La Diagonale, Aleksandr Golovin was rewarded for his perforance in Anjou with his seventh MVP of the season. He’s behind only Wissam Ben Yedder (15), in this regard. Bravo Golo!
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2022-2023 MVP Recap
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)
Ligue 1 – Matchday 29: AS Monaco 4-3 RC Strasbourg: Eliesse Ben Seghir (4)
Ligue 1 – Matchday 30: FC Nantes 2-2 AS Monaco: Axel Disasi (3)
Ligue 1 – Matchday 31: AS Monaco 3-1 FC Lorient: Wissam Ben Yedder (15)
Ligue 1 – Matchday 32: RC Lens 3-0 AS Monaco: Edan Diop (1)
Ligue 1 – Matchday 33: AS Monaco 0-4 Montpellier HSC: Alexander Nübel (5)
Ligue 1 – Matchday 34: Angers SCO 1-2 AS Monaco: Aleksandr Golovin (7)