AS Monaco App 17 February 2023, 20:28

A saviour with his goal, Axel Disasi is the MVP of the win in Leverkusen

A saviour with his goal, Axel Disasi is the MVP of the win in Leverkusen
Scorer of a magnificent goal at the very end of the match to help his team win against Bayer Leverkusen in a wild match (2-3), the Monegasque defender was named MVP of the match by the Rouge et Blanc fans. on the AS Monaco App.

Axel ‘Clutch’ Disasi! At the end of an wild match which saw the two teams go blow for blow, it was ultimately AS Monaco who emerged victorious in the round of 32 first leg of the Europa Leaguea against Bayer Leverkusen (2-3). And if a player made his mark on the match, it was certainly the captain for the evening, Axel Disasi, who, thanks to a powerful goal into the corner, gave victory to the Principality side in added time.

A rocket from nearly 30 meters

Down but never out! Despite the two goals conceded, the Monegasques, led by a World Cup runner up in top form at the back (2 successful tackles, 6 ball recoveries, 5 interceptions, 5 aerial duels won), never stopped believing, and continued to fight until the end. His determination would be rewarded in the match’s final seconds.

Yes it's great to see because we are a united group among the players, the staff and the members of the Club. This has already been the case for a very long time. Thanks to this, everyone is showing solidarity under all circumstances. And we're seeing it more and more on the pitch.
Philippe ClementOn Axel Disasi's goal

After a corner won by Wissam Ben Yedder, the ball was cleared by the Germans’ defense. Eliesse Ben Seghir recovered it and played the ball to Axel Disasi, alone in the center more than 25 meters from the goal. Our number 6 then fired a powerful strike with his right foot which beat Lukas Hradecky and found the bottom corner (92′, 2-3)! He had scored the fifth goal of his career in  European play.

As I score, my first thought was to go to them. And it was important to celebrate at the end and show them that we are one. Because it is also thanks to them that we did not give up, and finally got this victory.
Axel DisasiOn the role of the team's away support

Sharing his joy with the supporters!

His immense joy came together with that of the fans as he celebrated with the 500 Rouge et Blanc supporters who had made the trip to Germany. It was also, above all, a goal that freed his team and allows AS Monaco to take a step towards qualification ahead of the return leg next week, with Bayer Leverkusen coming to the Stade Louis-II.

That’s what earned him the title of MVP of the match, awarded by you, the fans, on the AS Monaco App. Note that Axel has won this distinction for the second time this season with 59% of the vote, just ahead of Krépin Diatta (16%) and Guillermo Maripán (10%). Bravo Axel! 👏

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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)

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