"The Revenant" Krépin Diatta is MVP of the win in Strasbourg
He put in a real renaissance of a performance for his return to Ligue 1! After making his comeback in a friendly match at Southampton and in the preliminary round of the Champions League against Eindhoven (1-1), Krépin Diatta celebrated his return to the top flight in style. The opening scorer in the victory against Strasbourg this Saturday (1-2), to opening their Ligue 1 season, the Senegalese international (24 caps, 2 goals) impressed by firing home from a corner.
A volley, his specialty!
Upon receiving a well-aimed deflection from Axel Disasi at the edge of the Alsatian penalty area, the Monegasque number 27 was quick to send a sublime volley into the corner of Matz Sels’ goal (0-1, 44′)! It was a finish that he had already succeeded in doing the day before, by his own admission and that of Philippe Clement, who was happy for his player.
🇸🇳 𝗞𝗿𝗲́𝗽𝗶𝗻 𝗗𝗶𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗮. That's It. That's the Tweet.
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— AS Monaco EN (@AS_Monaco_EN) August 8, 2022
A second consecutive goal in Ligue 1
But beyond his goal, liberating for him and his partners, Krépin gave everything on the pitch to maintain this advantage. With four shots, including two on target, three crosses in the game, a 96% successful passing rate and one interception, in addition to repeated runs on his flank, the Monaco winger gave everything for the team.
By the way, he also scored for the second consecutive match in Ligue 1, even if his last appearance was on November 19, 2021, before his injury. It is therefore not surprising to see him rewarded with the title of MVP of the match, awarded by you, the Rouge et Blanc fans on the AS Monaco App, with 46% of the vote, just ahead of Sofiane Diop (27%), the other scorer. Daghe Krepin!
🎬 😁 All smiles after the goal of Krépin Diatta!
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— AS Monaco EN (@AS_Monaco_EN) August 7, 2022
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2022-2023 MVP Recap
(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)