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AS Monaco APP 02 January 2023, 18:48

Goalscorer Aleksandr Golovin is named MVP against Brest!

Goalscorer Aleksandr Golovin is named MVP against Brest!
Scorer of the only goal in a narrow but precious win Sunday against Stade Brestois (1-0), the Russian attacking midfielder was elected man of the match by you, the Rouge et Blanc fans on the AS Monaco App.

He is currently unstoppable! Already having been involved in four goals in his last four Ligue 1 outings (2 goals, 2 assists), Aleksandr Golovin did it again against Brest on Sunday at the Stade Louis-II. On the first of the year in the Principality, the Monegasque number 17 gave all three points to AS Monaco, at the end of a physical match (37 fouls) against the Bretons in a 1-0 win.

Brilliance, part III

And once again, the Tsar let his shooting do the talking from outside the penalty area. Found by Mohamed Camara in midfield at the start of the second half, Golo’ then turned his defender with a superb bit of skill, before sending a missile from the right into the opposite corner (1-0, 54′). This was necessary to beat what was a “great Marco Bizot”, according to Philippe Clement, who would already have seen a curling effort of the Monegasque winger (15′)  come close to the net.

We talked about it a few weeks ago. We have worked a lot together over the past six months with Golo'. Physically he is like another player! He is also making better choices technically. We are working with him to be more decisive on set pieces and shots on goal.
Philippe ClementAfter the win over Brest

An important defensive contribution

Author of three successful dribbles and four “key passes” before a shot, according to data from our partner Opta, he also put in a big defensive performance. With two successful tackles, an interception and six recoveries, Aleksandr Golovin thus played a big role in the team’s successful press against Les Brestois. Even if the major key to his game remains this brilliant effort from range, despite an expected goals index of only… 0.12 (on his two shots combined)!

The best… from distance!

By scoring the only goal of the match, the latter above all allowed AS Monaco to extend their series of matches with at least one goal to 27! It’s the current best total in the European Big 5 leagues. He also scored his third goal from outside the box this season in the top flight (out of four), i.e. a third of his total goals in the league in Rouge et Blanc (6/18).

In top form

Already involved in eight goals in the current season (4 goals, 4 assists), the attacking midfielder is also having his best season in terms of statistics, second only to 2020-2021 (when he was involved in 14 goals). It’s a great reason to see him named MVP of the match on the AS Monaco App, a choice that 88% of the fans made. Bravo Golo!

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2022-2023 MVP Recap

First half:

(Champions League Third Preliminary Round, first leg): AS Monaco 1-1 PSV Eindhoven: Axel Disasi (1)

(Ligue 1 – Matchday 1) : RC Strasbourg 1-2 AS Monaco: Krépin Diatta (1)

(Champions League Third Preliminary Round, second leg): PSV Eindhoven 3-2 AS Monaco: Wissam Ben Yedder (1)

(Ligue 1 – Matchday 2): AS Monaco 1-1 Stade Rennais: Breel Embolo (1)

(Ligue 1 – Matchday 3): AS Monaco 1-4 RC Lens: Benoît Badiashile (1)

(Ligue 1 – Matchday 4): PSG 1-1 AS Monaco: Mohamed Camara (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 1): Red Star Belgrade 0-1 AS Monaco: Alexander Nübel (2)

(Ligue 1 – Matchday 7) : AS Monaco 2-1 Olympique Lyonnais : Alexander Nübel (3)

(Europa League – Matchday 2): AS Monaco 0-1 Ferencváros : Alexander Nübel (4)

(Ligue 1 – Matchday 8): Stade de Reims 0-3 AS Monaco : Aleksandr Golovin (1)

(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)

(Ligue 1 – Matchday 12): Lille 4-3 AS Monaco: Wissam Ben Yedder (4)

(Europa League – Matchday 5): Ferencváros 1-1 AS Monaco: Wissam Ben Yedder (5)

(Ligue 1 – Matchday 13): AS Monaco 2-0 Angers SCO: Aleksandr Golovin (2)

(Europa League – Matchday 6): AS Monaco 4-1 Red Star Belgrade: Kevin Volland (1)

(Ligue 1 – Matchday 14): Toulouse FC 0-2 AS Monaco: Aleksandr Golovin (3)

(Ligue 1 –  Matchday 15): AS Monaco 2-3 Olympique de Marseille: Wissam Ben Yedder (6)

(Ligue 1 – Matchday 16): AJ Auxerre 2-3 AS Monaco: Eliesse Ben Seghir (1)

(Ligue 1 – Matchday 17): AS Monaco 1-0 Stade Brestois 29: Aleksandr Golovin (4)

Rise. Risk. Repeat.