AS Monaco App 11 March 2024, 17:28

With a crucial goal Eliesse Ben Seghir is your MVP in Strasbourg!

With a crucial goal Eliesse Ben Seghir is your MVP in Strasbourg!
Scorer of the match's only goal to allow the Rouge et Blanc to win in Strasbourg (0-1) a fifth victory in six away games, the attacking midfielder trained at the Academy was named man of the match by you, the fans on the AS Monaco App.

“I think this goal will be good for my confidence!” These are the sincere words of Eliesse Ben Seghir, after a patiently won match in Strasbourg (0-1) on the part of AS Monaco. Because just over a year ago, on his debut in Ligue 1 in Auxerre (a 2-3 win), it was the playmaker trained at La Diagonale who made the difference in the last 20 minutes in Alsace.

With Maghnes we said to ourselves that we had to change the game, be creative once again and move to provide more solutions and change the outcome of the match.
Eliesse Ben SeghirOn his appearance alongside Maghnes Akliouche

A bit of coaching which makes the difference…

His was a decisive entry on the 25th matchday, coming in a game generally controlled by Adi Hütter’s men, but without the efficiency essential to win. It is therefore to unlock a closely-fought match, limited by the low block set up by Racing, that the Monegasque manager brought on Maghnes Akliouche and Eliesse Ben Seghir just before the hour (59′).

with a 100% Academy-made goal!

From their first steps on the pitch at La Meinau, the two young talents from the Academy energized the play of the Rouge et Blanc, resulting in this action in the 73rd minute, which would change the match. As he got forward on the right flank with the ball, Akliouche used a sudden burst of speed to then find his friend away from the training center. Already sure of his movement, the Monegasque number 7 checked his run before finishing with a shot across goal into the corner (0-1)!

I saw Maghnes on the overlap, and it’s true that we have a good understanding, we feel quite compatible. At that moment I knew where to position myself so that he can give me the ball. I looked, he passed to me, and I just had to finish! I knew straight away where I was going to put it, because I had already taken a look.
Eliesse Ben SeghirOn his goal

A decisive appearance

“I knew straight away where I was going to put it, because I had already taken a look,” explains the man who recently celebrated his 19th birthday, after having extended his contract through 2027. This victorious goal was therefore a great reward for someone who suffered two injuries in the first part of the season, and who was looking for confidence. Especially since he completed his stats sheet with three dribbles, three shots and five touches in the opponent’s area in the space of just 20 minutes (Opta figures).

A win on match 200 for Golo’

It is therefore not illogical to see him win the title of MVP of this win in Strasbourg, with 49% of the supporters’ votes on the AS Monaco App, thanks to his fifth goal in Ligue 1. He finished ahead of Aleksandr Golovin, who played his 200th match in La Diagonale  (15%) et Radoslaw Majecki (10%). Daghe Eliesse! 👏

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