Do it again! Recently voted MVP last week of the win in Montpellier, Breel Embolo was again honoured after the draw against Clermont Foot (1-1), as part of the 11th round of Ligue 1. Once again starting next to Wissam Ben Yedder in Philippe Clement’s 4-4-2, he quickly found himself alone up front following the sending off of Mohamed Camara after 17 minutes.
A penalty converted on the rebound
This fact of match did not prevent him from shining. Impressive with his back to goal, this is how he earned a penalty after half an hour of play, drawing a foul from Clermont captain Yohann Magnin. It was also one he took himself after his first effort was saved by Mory Diaw.
🇨🇭 Breel 𝘌𝘮𝘣𝘰𝘨𝘰𝘢𝘭 makes it five in @Ligue1_ENG!
— AS Monaco EN (@AS_Monaco_EN) October 17, 2022
It was his fifth goal of the season in Ligue 1 and his sixth in all competitions, having also scored against Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League – also from the penalty spot. Continuing to go from strength to strength, the Monegasque striker has scored in each of his last three Ligue 1 games, having done the same against Nantes and Montpellier.
A record number of fouls suffered
In addition to his goal, Breel Embolo was also important in keeping the ball with an 85% of pass completion rate, but also drawing five fouls, thus breaking up the opponents’ block. No one had more in the match, and this brings his total of fouls suffered to 39 since the start of the season, second-best in Ligue 1 after Neymar (44).
It is therefore logical to find the Monegasque number 36 elected MVP of this match against Clermont, with 51% of the votes on the AS Monaco App. He won this award for the fourth time this season. Bravo Breel!
2022-2023 MVP Recap
(Champions League Third Preliminary Round, second leg): PSV Eindhoven 3-2 AS Monaco: Wissam Ben Yedder (1)
(Ligue 1 – Matchday 3): AS Monaco 1-4 RC Lens: Benoît Badiashile (1)
(Ligue 1 – Matchday 5): AS Monaco 2-4 Troyes: Alexander Nübel (1)
(Ligue 1 – Matchday 6): OGC Nice 0-1 AS Monaco: Breel Embolo (2)
(Europa League – Matchday 2): AS Monaco 0-1 Ferencváros: Alexander Nübel (4)
(Ligue 1 – Matchday 9): AS Monaco 4-1 FC Nantes: Wissam Ben Yedder (2)
(Europa League – Matchday 3): AS Monaco 3-1 Trabzonspor: Wissam Ben Yedder (3)
(Ligue 1 – Matchday 10): Montpellier HSC 0-2 AS Monaco: Breel Embolo (3)
(Europa League – Matchday 4): Trabzonspor 4-0 AS Monaco: Youssouf Fofana (1)
(Ligue 1 – Matchday 11): AS Monaco 1-1 Clermont Foot: Breel Embolo (4)