Ben Yedder, The Power of 9 !
No player from AS Monaco has ever been faster to reach this number of league goals. Scoreless during his first Monegasque appearance in Metz in August, Wissam Ben Yedder soon enjoyed his first match at Stade Louis-II to open his red and white tally.
The lawn of Fontvieille quickly became his preferred locale when he scored a double against OM, then a goal in the derby against Nice in September, before reording the opener against Brest in stride. His first away goal took place in Montpellier in early October, then the n ° 9 recorded another double at home against Rennes and a decisive goal in Nantes last Friday.
That’s six consecutive Ligue 1 games that Wissam Ben Yedder has found the net, his personal best. Will he set a new record on Sunday night in Saint-Etienne? That’s all we can wish for him!
The details of Wissam Ben Yedder’s 9 goals
AS Monaco 2-2 Nîmes Olympique
Minute : 45+1
Context : In the Nîmes area, Wissam Ben Yedder shifts the ball to Gelson Martins, whose shot is blocked by Bernardoni. Ben Yedder slips in before everyone else to push the ball into the bottom of the net. His first goal for the red and whites allowed AS Monaco to lead 2-0 just before the break, but Nîmes would level the game in the second half.
AS Monaco 3-4 OM
Minutes : 17th pen, 27th
Assist : Islam Slimani
Context : Wissam Ben Yedder opened the scoring in 17th on a penalty following a handball from Boubakar Kamara. Superbly played in by Islam Slimani, he earned himself a double ten minutes later beating Steve Mandanda a second time. The double by the French international allows AS Monaco to lead 2-0, but OM will come back into the match and finally win 3-4.
AS Monaco 3-1 OGC Nice
Minute : 80th
Assist : Aleksandr Golovin
Context : Entered into play the 63rd when OGC Nice had equalized a few minutes earlier, Wissam Ben Yedder is in the front row to see the second goal of Aleksandr Golovin in the 74th. The Russian international recorded a double that allowed AS Monaco to pass into the lead, then had fun with the defense of Nice in the 80th, before assisting Ben Yedder who scored on the break for the first Monegasque victory of the season.
AS Monaco 4-1 Stade Brestois
Passeur : Islam Slimani
Context : In the wake of the match against Nice, AS Monaco quickly take the lead against a Brest side who had beaten only once after seven days. In the 26th minute, Wissam Ben Yedder receives a knock-down from the head of Islam Slimani and opens the scoring with an unstoppable half-volley across goal. The scorer gets a penalty in the second half, but lets the player who earned it attempt it. Slimani ends the match with three assists and a goal in the books.
Montpellier HSC 3-1 AS Monaco
Minute : 68th
Assist: Islam Slimani
Context :With AS Monaco behind 3-0, the mtach is almost done and dusted when Wissam Ben Yedder takes advantage of a good pass from Islam Slimani to mystify the defense of Montpellier and its goalkeeper, Geronimo Rulli, a sumptuous, well-hit ball. A goal for pride as AS Monaco lose 3-1 in Montpellier.
AS Monaco 3-2 Stade Rennais
Minutes : 3rd et 90+3
Assists : Islam Slimani; Keita Baldé
Context : On the return from the international break, Wissam Ben Yedder does not waste time to open the scoring against Rennes. From the third minute he victoriously put home a cross from Islam Slimani. He found the net again 90 minutes later in the additional time, with a half-volley as pure as it was spontaneous “WBY” freed AS Monaco following a delivery full of spirit from Keita Baldé!
FC Nantes 0-1 AS Monaco
Minute : 22th
Assist : Aleksandr Golovin
Context : AS Monaco are aiming for a first away win against an undefeated Nantes squad who have yet to concede a goal at home. No problem for Wissam Ben Yedder who turns Fabio and Pallois before placing a powerful shot under the bar of Lafont in the 22nd minute, after a pass from Aleksandr Golovin.