Between the goal-scoring defender Benoît Badiashile and goalkeeper Benjamin Lecomte, only 12 votes made the difference among the 729 voters of the weekend. The votes were tight until the end, but it was ultimately Benjamin Lecomte who was elected MVP of this win at Metz with 46,09% of the votes against 44,44% for Benoît Badiashile.
The AS Monaco goalkeeper was inspired from the start to the end of the match. Benjamin Lecomte was called upon for the first time in the 16th minute of play when Farid Boulaya hit a free kick which he punched clear. The ASM goalkeeper came up big again a few moments later when Farid Boulaya, again, tried his luck by going for goal on a set piece. This time, Benjamin Lecomte dove to his right and tipped the ball behind for a corner just after it bounced in front of him
In the second half, the Red and White goalkeeper once again saved from Farid Boulaya by pushing back the Metz winger’s attempt for a corner. Benjamin Lecomte would then make three decisive stops to allow AS Monaco to head home with three points: on a header from Ibrahima Niane, first, where the striker hit a vicious ball that he tipped onto his bar, then on a header from Vincent Pajot at point-blank range and finally on a late free kick from Papa Yade.
2020-2021 MVP Recap
(J1) AS Monaco 2–2 Stade de Reims : Axel Disasi (1) and Aleksandr Golovin (1)
(J2) FC Metz 0–1 AS Monaco : Benjamin Lecomte (1)