Kevin Volland named MVP against Montpellier
This was a real masterclass! Starting alongside his Yedderland partner in crime, Kevin Volland authored a strong performance this Sunday against Montpellier (3-1 success). With a goal and a fantastic assist for Wissam Ben Yedder, AS Monaco’s German striker delivered a complete game, enough to give him a place in L’Équipe’s team of the round, as well as in the weekend’s WhoScored Eleven.
❤️💛 A lot of love for @RCLens in this week’s @WhoScored Top XI ❤️💛 pic.twitter.com/MnX9NM1AKB
— Ligue1 English (@Ligue1_ENG) October 25, 2021
One goal, one assist!
At the start of the match, it didn’t take long before Kevin Volland has his chance — in the tenth minute of play he tried to punch home a blocked shot by Gelson Martins, which Jonas Omlin turned away. But he never gave up, and he got his goal just 60 seconds later, finding the net from close range, on a superb pass from Caio Henrique (1-0, 11′). It was the fourth assist of the season in Ligue 1 for the Brazilian, and it also marked Volland’s 22nd goal in Rouge et Blanc, along with 12 assists in 57 games.
A return to form for “Yedderland”
But this high-level performance did not end there. It was again Volland who recovered the ball 30 meters from the Montpellier goal, before flighting the ball to the head of Wissam Ben Yedder with the outside of his left boot (2-0, 16′), his own little tribute to Ricardo Quaresma. It was further proof, that, playing with full confidence, the “Yedderland” duo are all but unplayable for opposing defenses.
Another assist from Caio 🇧🇷
1⃣-0⃣ ⌁#ASMMHSC pic.twitter.com/GpONF9VlAk
— AS Monaco EN (@AS_Monaco_EN) October 24, 2021
It was just like last season, where the two had made 50 goal contributions (36 goals and 14 assists), the best partnership in the top flight behind the Lyon pair of Karl Toko Ekambi and Memphis Depay. Very active and valuable in his defensive work as well, helping to press the MHSC defense, Kevin Volland is your MVP of the match on the Monegasque side. He totaled 46% of the Monegasque fan votes on the AS Monaco App, beating another man in form, Caio Henrique (30%). Bravo Kevin !
2021-2022 MVP Recap
(UCL Third Preliminary Round first leg) Sparta Prague 0-2 AS Monaco: Aurélien Tchouameni (1)
(Ligue 1 Matchday 1) AS Monaco 1-1 Nantes: Gelson Martins (1)
(UCL Third Preliminary Round second leg) AS Monaco 3-1 Sparta Prague: Gelson Martins (2)
(Ligue 1 Matchday 2) FC Lorient 1-0 AS Monaco: Stahinja Pavlović (1)
(UCL playoffs first leg) AS Monaco 0-1 Shakhtar Donetsk : Aleksandr Golovin (1)
(Ligue 1 Matchday 3) AS Monaco 0-2 RC Lens: Jean Lucas (1)
(UCL playoffs second leg) Shakhtar Donetsk 2-2 AS Monaco: Wissam Ben Yedder (1) and Djibril Sidibé (1)
(Ligue 1 Matchday 4) ESTAC Troyes 1-2 AS Monaco: Sofiane Diop (1)
(Ligue 1 Matchday 5) AS Monaco 0-2 Olympique de Marseille: Aurélien Tchouameni (2)
(Europa League Matchday 1) AS Monaco 1-0 Sturm Graz: Krépin Diatta (1)
(Ligue 1 Matchday 6) OGC Nice 2-2 AS Monaco: Aleksandr Golovin (2)
(Ligue 1 Matchday 7) AS Monaco 3-1 AS Saint-Etienne: Wissam Ben Yedder (2)
(Ligue 1 Matchday 8) Clermont-Foot 1-3 AS Monaco : Sofiane Diop (2)
( Europa League Matchday 2) Real Sociedad 1-1 AS Monaco : Axel Disasi (1)
(Ligue 1 Matchday 9) AS Monaco 3-0 Bordeaux : Aurélien Tchouameni (3)
(Ligue 1 Matchday 10) Olympique Lyonnais 2-0 AS Monaco : Alexander Nübel (1)
(Europa Matchday 3) PSV Eindhoven 1-2 AS Monaco : Caio Henrique (1)
(Ligue 1 Matchday 11) AS Monaco 3-1 Montpellier : Kevin Volland (1)
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