AS Monaco App 06 May 2024, 13:56

It's back-to-back for Wissam Ben Yedder, MVP against Clermont

It's back-to-back for Wissam Ben Yedder, MVP against Clermont
Instrumental in the victory against Clermont (4-1) with two goals and an assist, Wissam Ben Yedder was logically named man of the match on the AS Monaco App.

He was the key player in this home victory! Following a good performance against Lyon, Wissam Ben Yedder did the same against Clermont this Saturday to guide his team a little further towards the Champions League (4-1). With two goals and an assist, the captain of the Rouge et Blanc even became the Club’s second all-time top scorer in all competitions, passing a certain Lucien Cossou!

An assist to get things started

Once again a starter, he first helped Takumi Minamino score the first goal with a fine shot into the top corner (1-0, 16′) before Clermont came back to level the score (1-1, 34th). An immediate reaction from AS Monaco was therefore expected.

I’ve always said it, playing with Wissam, it’s always been very simple! It's not like I've been with him in training for a week. He's a great player, I know his quality, his personality and today he didn't come far from scoring a hat-trick. He picked me out really well on my goal, he’s a very important player for us.
Breel EmboloOn his play with Wissam

It was then time for Wiss’ to respond himself by making a superb through ball for Breel Embolo who would score his first goal of the season (2-1, 37′). With his team ahead at the break, the French striker did not intend to stop there.

Cossou’s record broken!

This is what he would do from the start of the second half, with a goal from inside the area to widen the lead (3-1, 56′). With this 116th goal, he ovetook Lucien Cossou (115) in the ranking of AS Monaco’s top scorers in all competitions and thus enters a little further into the Club’s history. He then came close to netting a double in the 75th minute but his goal was finally denied for a slight offside.

First things first, Wissam is back! I think it was a good choice that he changed his shoes (laughs). More seriously, he scored another double today, that's four goals in two games. This is what we expect from him, especially since he has always shown in the past that he is a great scorer.
Adi HütterOn the performance of Wissam Ben Yedder

In a (very) small group with Onnis and Lacombe

It was not enough to stop him, only to delay the inevitable as he was decisive again at the end of the match to confirm this home win, the team’sthird in a row, by wrong-footing the Clermont goalkeeper, after being cleverly picked out by Takumi Minamino (4-1, 88′).

This double which allows him to both equal the level of Lucien Cossou in the number of goals scored in Ligue 1 (97 each) and to reach the threshold of 15 goals in the league this season for the eighth time in his career. Since Opta has been recoring this data (1947-1948), only Delio Onnis (12) and Bernard Lacombe (10) have simply had more seasons with at least 15 goals in the top flight.

Yes but it's nothing new, he's a player who scores around twenty goals each season. These things happen but we never doubted him and neither did he! You have to see in training how he works, as soon as we finish the session, he is working on his finishing so we knew he was going to score at any moment.
Krépin DiattaOn Wissam Ben Yedder

In the French team of the weekend

This latest big performance for Wissam Ben Yedder was impressive on the scoresheet and statistically, since he has the best  of Xg, the highest total of the match on passes in the final third (32), as well as on those leading to a shot (4).

Celebrated by his teammates, and also by the supporters who named him MVP with 86.4% of the vote, the Monégasque capitain was also named by L’Equipe in their best French players of the weekend, alongside Félix Lemarechal. Bravo Wiss’ !👏

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