AS Monaco App 02 October 2023, 16:29

Logically, Maghnes Akliouche is selected as the MVP against OM

Logically, Maghnes Akliouche is selected as the MVP against OM
Auteur d’une masterclass à l’occasion de la victoire contre l’Olympique de Marseille, avec deux buts et une passe décisive au compteur, le milieu offensif formé à l’Academy a été désigné homme du match par les fans sur l’AS Monaco App.

Who else but him? He was simply radiant for his first start in Ligue 1 this season, greeted by the Stade Louis-II faithful as he left the pitch. Scorer of a double and with an assist  in the big win over Olympique de Marseille (3-2), Maghnes Akliouche was logically named MVP of the match, by you the fans of the Rouge et Blanc. And for good reason!

It’s nice because he’s someone who trains well and a lot, he’s a worker. I am delighted for him, because I see that everything he has done in recent years has paid off. Today was his day, and I hope he enjoyed it.
Soungoutou MagassaOn Maghnes Akliouche

The trigger for the comeback

Despite OM’s (very) quickly opening the scoring, the Monegasque number 21 immediately appeared dangerous and even drew the match level seven minutes later. On a touch quickly played by Ismail Jakobs, Wissam Ben Yedder cleverly fed the ball into the run of the attacking midfielder trained at the Academy. The rest was a moment of unspeakable beauty: after turning three Marseille defenders and he found the goal with ease (1-1, 8′). Unstoppable!

He did a huge amount of training this summer. He is just unlucky to have two very successful players in front of him with Golo' and Taki', who was voted best player in Ligue 1 in August. He showed us the full extent of his talent this evening.
Youssouf FofanaOn Maghnes Akliouche

An assist for Balo’!

It was the first goal at the Stade Louis-II in the league for Maghnes, who had only scored in the Coupe de France until then, against Rodez last year. There was no time to savor it unfortunately, since OM immediately went back in front (1-2, 18′). But it was @Nesmaar who decided to put his stamp on this big match of the 7th round of Ligue 1, it is he who found Folarin Balogun for another equaliser to make it 2-2 (23′), the American scoring with another textbook turn and finish.

A double to ignite the Stade Louis-II!

The first half passed at 100 miles an hour, and the Monegasque prodigy is on the verge of scoring a double on a magnificent volley from the left, kept out by Pau Lopez (24′). It was only a postponement, though, since upon returning from the locker room, the Monegasques took the lead this time as Super Maghnes took advantage of an exchange with the trio of Jakobs-Ben Yedder-Balogun in the air, to catapult the ball into the bottom left corner (3-2, 51′)!

These are already his second and third goals this season. He played a fantastic match and responded despite the absences of Golo' and Taki'. As I said before, he has trained well in recent weeks and deserved to be in the eleven. I am very happy with his double and his involvement in the third goal.
Adi HütterOn the display by Maghnes Akliouche

An ovation when he leaves

It was an explosion of joy for the Rouge et Blanc, who hastened to congratulate their young teammate who had just played an (almost) perfect match, to lead them to victory. The public at Stade Louis-II also celebrated him as they should when he left the field. The scoreboard would no longer change and Adi Hütter’s players could celebrate this victory and going top of the table with their fans.

Decisive every 30 minutes in Ligue 1

The final point of a very beautiful copy rendered by Maghnes Akliouche, logically acclaimed on the AS Monaco App by the supporters of the Principality club: 96% of the votes! A great reward for the new French U-21 international, who has now been involved in four goals, or one every 30 minutes in Ligue 1 since the start of the season (3 goals, 1 assist). No player born in the 21st century has done better!

I tried to prepare well, to concentrate well, and to create all the chances for my side. I'm really happy this evening, even if I'm not very demonstrative, because I'm a little tired (smile).
Maghnes AklioucheOn his feelings after the match

It was also a masterclass complemented by significant defensive stats working for the collective (2 recoveries, 1 interception, 1 tackle). He deserved a place in the Matchday 7 team of the round and a first MVP title this season. Daghe Maghnes! 🇲🇨

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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)