AS Monaco App 10 October 2023, 03:00

With a goal and an assist, "Izo" Jakobs is the MVP in Reims

With a goal and an assist, "Izo" Jakobs is the MVP in Reims
Omnipresent offensively until opening his account in Rouge et Blanc before setting up Wissam Ben Yedder to seal the victory, the Senegalese wingback was named man of the match in Reims by the fans on the AS Monaco App.

He had to wait for the call, and he answered perfectly! Starting in Reims in the long-term absence of Caio Henrique – to whom a tribute was paid during the warm-up – Ismail Jakobs left his mark on the big match in Ligue 1 on Matchday 8 . Full of energy on the left wing, despite a first half dominated by the Champenois, Izo wasted no time in proving decisive in the match.

A goal made in Senegal!

At the end of a cross from Krépin Diatta, his counterpart on the right, after a bit of skill along the sideline, the Monegasque number 14 did not hesitate to finish from close range with a half-volley (0-1, 42nd)! It was thus a 100% Senegalese goal and a first goal for the Rouge et Blanc wingback in the colors of AS Monaco, on his 85th appearance.

I am very happy for Ismail Jakobs, who really had a good match despite the context being not easy. I am happy to see that the players who are returning are performing so well.
Adi HütterAfter the win in Reims

A brilliant pass for Captain’ Wiss

But Ismail is not going to stop there, since after returning from the locker room, it is he who sent in a fine cross for a header by Wissam Ben Yedder for the Monégasques‘ third goal (0-3, 49’), the captain’s 150th in Ligue 1. Very involved offensively (3 passes before a shot, 3 crosses in the game), coupled with significant work in defence, he also made a great block to prevent Keito Nakamura from scoring (64′).

Plenty of energy on the wing

Izo thus completed the match with a goal, an assist, but also five ball recoveries, four successful tackles, three interceptions… and no less than 13 duels won, the best mark on the Monegasque side! Incidentally, he was also the one who had the most touches among Adi Hütter’s players (80), and who delivered the most passes in the final third  (14).

Above all, I would like to pay tribute to our defense which was heroic, starting with Philipp Köhn, Guillermo Maripán, Wildried Singo, but also Youssouf and Denis. It's certain that we saw the attackers stand out more, but at the end of the day, it's teamwork.
Adi HütterOn AS Monaco's defensive performance

A first MVP

It is therefore logical to see him win the title of MVP of the match with 43% of the votes of the team’s fans on the AS Monaco App. He thus finished ahead of the two other scorers of the day at the Stade Auguste-Delaune, Wissam Ben Yedder (21%) and Folarin Balogun (14%). It’s a first for him!  Bravo Izo ! 👏

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🏆 2023-2024 MVP Recap

First half:

  • Ligue 1 – Matchday 1: Clermont Foot 2-4 AS Monaco: Wissam Ben Yedder (1)
  • Ligue 1 – Matchday 2: AS Monaco 3-0 RC Strasbourg: Takumi Minamino (1)
  • Ligue 1 – Matchday 3: FC Nantes 3-3 AS Monaco: Takumi Minamino (2)
  • Ligue 1 – Matchday 4: AS Monaco 3-0 RC Lens: Aleksandr Golovin (1)
  • Ligue 1 – Matchday 5: FC Lorient 2-2 AS Monaco: Aleksandr Golovin (2)
  • Ligue 1 – Matchday 6: AS Monaco 0-1 OGC Nice: Aleksandr Golovin (3)
  • Ligue 1 – Matchday 7: AS Monaco 3-2 Olympique de Marseille: Maghnes Akliouche (1)
  • Ligue 1 – Matchday 8: Stade de Reims 1-3 AS Monaco: Ismail Jakobs (1)