AS Monaco App 24 December 2020, 15:10

Gelson Martins is your IQONIQ MVP against Saint-Etienne

Gelson Martins is your IQONIQ MVP against Saint-Etienne
Author of a superb run before providing an assist on the equalizing goal by Kevin Volland against Saint-Etienne (2-2), the Portuguese winger was elected MVP of the match by the Rouge et Blanc fans on the AS Monaco App.

He put in the work defensively, to help the team come away with a point in a draw against Saint-Etienne (2-2). Emblematic of the proud reaction of AS Monaco despite the difficult facts of the game in this last match of the year 2020, Gelson Martins was elected MVP of the match by the fans of the Red and Whites on the AS Monaco App . With 39% of the votes, he finished just ahead of another player who had a great match, Kevin Volland, who earned 30% of the vote.

The driving force behind the offensive quartet

And for good reason, as the two men were involved in the second goal scored by the teammates of Wissam Ben Yedder, were also at the origin of this action. On a clearance by Vito Mannone, the German international (11 caps, 2 goals) deflected the ball to Gelson Martins with a header. The Portuguese attacking midfielder then played a sublime touch before setting off upfield, beating two players from Saint-Etienne. With his characteristic bit of flair, he pulled away and finally crossed for Kevin Volland, unmarked at the edge of the area.

Very valuable in his defensive work

It was a clinical finish for the German striker who scored his 7th top-flight goal, to return to level terms with his captain, who had his fourth assist of the season on the opening goal of Sofiane Diop. It is also him who beat two Stéphanois, before playing in Wissam Ben Yedder on the play. In the end, Niko Kovac’s men had played more than an hour of the match with ten against eleven, converting their only two shots in a challenging match. And if a point from the the draw was saved, it was in large part thanks to the defensive efforts of Gelson Martins, who made five interceptions during the match. Bravo to him!

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)
(J3) AS Monaco 2-1 FC Nantes : Cesc Fàbregas (1)
Stade Rennais 2-1 AS Monaco : Wissam Ben Yedder (1)
(J5) AS Monaco 3-2 RC Strasbourg : Wissam Ben Yedder (2)
(J6) Stade Brestois 29 1-0 AS Monaco : Sofiane Diop (1)
AS Monaco 1-1 Montpellier HSC : Wissam Ben Yedder (3
(J8) Olympique Lyonnais 4-1 AS Monaco : Wissam Ben Yedder (4)
(J9) AS Monaco 4-0 Girondins de Bordeaux : Wissam Ben Yedder (5)
(J10) OGC Nice 1-2 AS Monaco : Sofiane Diop (2)
(J11) AS Monaco 3-2 Paris Saint-Germain : Kevin Volland (1)
AS Monaco 3-0 Nîmes Olympique : Sofiane Diop (3
(J13) Lille OSC 2-1 AS Monaco : Pietro Pellegri (1)
(J14) Olympique de Marseille 2-1 AS Monaco : Wissam Ben Yedder (6)
(J15) AS Monaco 0-3 RC Lens : Ruben Aguilar (1)
Dijon FCO 0-1 AS Monaco : Kevin Volland (2)

 (in brackets, the number of times a player has been named the MVP of a match)