He was finally rewarded! Full of energy in recent games, since he took his place on the left flank of the Monegasque attack, Gelson Martins found the net on Sunday, during the team’s important win against OM (1-0). Encouraged by his coach, Philippe Clement, who was very complimentary to him at a pre-match press conference, the Portuguese winger would find the back of Pau Lopez’s net shortly before the hour (58′).
A fourth league goal this season
He was also very valuable in his defensive tracking back in a game where the Olympiens had control of the ball, and he took advantage of a shot by Kevin Volland coming off the post to find the goal. Perfectly placed to regain the ball, the Monegasque number 7 was quick to score his 16th goal in the colors of AS Monaco, his fourth this season in Ligue 1. It was a goal which was just reward for the selflessness of the Portuguese winger, who was very generous with his effort throughout.
📺📐 ICYMI | Here's another angle of the winning goal against Marseille!
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Working hard for the collective
This was also evidenced by his statistics in the field: three recoveries, two successful tackles, an interception and a defensive clearance. A burst of energy that allowed the Monegasque collective, who were very solid at the Vélodrome, to earn a prestigious victory. It was a match in which Vanderson, the young Brazilian winger (20 years old) who arrived this winter from Grêmio, also shone on the right side.
MVP for the fourth time this season
Author of a complere match (5 ball recoveries, 2 tackles, 2 interceptions, 2 clearances), he is part, like Gelson, part of the l’Équipe Team of the Week Monday. It was no wonder then to see Gelson Martins being voted MVP by Monegasque fans on the AS Monaco App, with 38% of the vote… just ahead of Vandi (36%)! Already named best player of the match in Bordeaux, the Rouge et Blanc winger was thus rewarded for the fourth time this season. Bravo Gelson!
L'équipe type de la 27e journée de Ligue 1 : Laborde en chef de file
Le Rennais Gaëtan Laborde est pour la sixième fois de la saison dans notre équipe type. Seul Téji Savanier, le leader aux notes « L'Équipe », fait mieux avec 7 apparitions https://t.co/Jcm7HcWjoG pic.twitter.com/5y5Uf7sSFP
— L'ÉQUIPE (@lequipe) March 7, 2022
2021-2022 MVP Recap
(Coupe de France Round of 32) Quevilly-Rouen 1-3 AS Monaco : Kevin Volland (4)
(J20 Ligue 1) FC Nantes 0-0 AS Monaco : Aurélien Tchouameni (6)
(J21 Ligue 1) AS Monaco 4-0 Clermont : Wissam Ben Yedder (6)
(J22 Ligue 1) Montpellier 3-2 AS Monaco : Wissam Ben Yedder and Aurélien Tchouameni (7)
(Coupe de France Round of 16) RC Lens 2-4 AS Monaco : Wissam Ben Yedder (8)
(J23 Ligue 1) AS Monaco 2-0 Olympique Lyonnais : Wissam Ben Yedder (9)
(Coupe de France Quarterfinal) AS Monaco 2-0 Amiens SC : Aurélien Tchouameni (8)
(J24 Ligue 1) AS Monaco 0-0 FC Lorient : Aurélien Tchouameni (9)
(J27 Ligue 1) Olympique de Marseille 0-1 AS Monaco : Gelson Martins (4)