Kevin Volland is your MVP against Nice!
He hadn’t yet scored in a derby, but things ere quick to change on Monday evening. Kevin Volland took advantage of the final match between OGC Nice and AS Monaco this season, in the round of 32 of the Coupe de France, to get off the mark against Les Aiglons. The Monegasque number 31 player a big part in moving the Rouge et Blanc towards qualification in 0-2 win, by scoring the first of the match on a pass from Cesc Fàbregas.
🎦⚽️ 𝗝𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗲 𝗽𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗹𝗲 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗶𝘀𝗶𝗿 on vous repasse le but commenté de @KeVolland 🥰#OGCNASM #Stadinside pic.twitter.com/vJCrVzPIUK
— AS Monaco 🇲🇨 (@AS_Monaco) March 9, 2021
The Yedderland duo stays in good form
By taking latching onto the ball from the Spanish world champion, the German striker scored his seventh goal since the start of the calendar year. He was also at the origin of the play, by dropping deep to receive the ball 25 meters from the Nice goal, before concluding with a brilliant right-footed finish (1-0, 30th). Rested against Nice for the big match against Lille, Wissam Ben Yedder did not come into play.
But when one is not there, the other does the job. With 13 goals each in the league, the Monegasque double act has been a hit in 2021. Also author of a fine defensive effort to limit Nice’s attempts, Kevin Volland was elected MVP of the match against the men of Adrian Ursea, with 37% of the votes of Monegasque fans on the AS Monaco App.
🎦🎙️ Un @KeVolland satisfait de la performance de l'équipe mais qui a déjà le regard tourné vers dimanche et la réception du LOSC 🤨#OGCNASM #CDF pic.twitter.com/1vEX72i26K
— AS Monaco 🇲🇨 (@AS_Monaco) March 8, 2021
A close vote
His performance for the collective level also allowed AS Monaco to bring home a third clean sheet in their last four games, as well as qualification for the next round of the Coupe de France. Already a scorer against Brest, the German international (10 caps, 1 goal) has been racking up the goals and his play on Monday only confirmed his current form. He was once again very prominent in the company of midfield maestro Cesc Fàbregas, who started in support of Stevan Jovetić.
🎦⚽️ Les murs de l'Allianz Riviera ont tremblé hier soir après le but de Ruben Aguilar ! 👀#OGCNASM #Stadinside pic.twitter.com/5BHTD2jF2y
— AS Monaco 🇲🇨 (@AS_Monaco) March 9, 2021
Resplendent in the midfield during the first half, the player with more than 800 career games gave plenty of evidence of his technical quality, offering plenty of inch-perfect passes over the first 45 minutes. The Spanish midfielder was also in the running for the title of match MVP against Nice, with 33% of the votes. Ruben Aguilar, who scored the second goal and was irresistible in his defensive work, won 21% of the vote. Kevin Volland was awarded his fourth match MVP, after Nantes. Bravo Kevin!
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)
(J4) 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)
(J7) 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)
(J12) 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)
(J16) Dijon FCO 0-1 AS Monaco : Kevin Volland (2)
(J17) AS Monaco 2-2 Saint-Etienne : Gelson Martins (1)
(J18) FC Lorient 2-5 AS Monaco : Aleksandr Golovin (2)
(J19) AS Monaco 3-0 SCO Angers : Kevin Volland (3)
(J20) Montpellier HSC 2-3 AS Monaco : Wissam Ben Yedder (7)
(J21) AS Monaco 3-1 Olympique de Marseille : Aurélien Tchouameni (1)
(J22) FC Nantes 1-2 AS Monaco : Guillermo Maripán (1)
(J23) AS Monaco 2-1 OGC Nice :Wissam Ben Yedder (8)
(J24) Nîmes Olympique 3-4 AS Monaco : Aleksandr Golovin (2)
(Round of 64, CDF) Grenoble Foot 38 0-1 AS Monaco : Stevan Jovetić (1)
(J25) AS Monaco 2-2 FC Lorient : Wissam Ben Yedder (9)
(J26) Paris Saint-Germain 0-2 AS Monaco : Guillermo Maripán (2)
(J27) AS Monaco 2-0 Stade Brestois 29 : Stevan Jovetić (2)
(J28) RC Strasbourg 1-0 AS Monaco : Benjamin Lecomte (2)
(Round of 32, CDF) OGC Nice 0-2 AS Monaco : Kevin Volland (4)