AS Monaco App 05 September 2023, 10:37

The Tsar is MVP of the team's big win over Lens!

The Tsar is MVP of the team's big win over Lens!
Scorer of his first goal of the season in Ligue 1, on the occasion of a visit from Ligue 1 vice-champions to the Stade Louis-II (a 3-0 win), Aleksandr Golovin was named MVP of the match by you, the fans of the Rouge et Blanc on the AS Monaco App.

He finally got off the mark! The Principality club’s most decisive player in Ligue 1 last season behind the duo of Ben Yedder  and Embolo (8 goals, 7 assists), Aleksandr Golovin waited for the big match against Lens this Saturday (a 3-0 victory), to register his first goal this season in the top flight. Brilliant at the Stade Louis-II, like the Monegasques were a big part of the Matchday 4 Team of the Round, and the Tsar was also rewarded.

A play “made in Adi Hütter” on the break 🌪

On the lookout in the northern side’s half on a good recovery by Vanderson who played Mohamed Camara to launch Takumi Minamino on a rapid counter, the Monegasque number 17 was ideally found in the area. The Russian winger then did not lack the presence of mind to turn Brice Samba from the right and thus double the lead for AS Monaco before half-time (2-0, 36′). A clinical eye, skill, a fine finish, it was all there!

Also involved defensively 💪

But beyond his play itself, with 20 assists in the opponents’ final third, Golo’ constantly troubled the Sang et Or defence, with his skill and his one-touch interactions with Caio Henrique on the flank. He also did important defensive work, with six duels won and four recoveries. It was no wonder then to see him win a first MVP title of  the season.

A masterclass from Caio 🪄

With 42% of the votes from you, the Rouge et Blanc fans on the AS Monaco App, the Tsar thus finished ahead of his counterpart on the left flank and serial creator, Caio Henrique (16%), who was the author of two assists from corners on goals by Wilfried Singo and Guillermo Maripan. These assists  make him the best in this category currently in the Big 5, and the best at assists from corners in Europe since October 2020 (7), notes Opta.

A consistent wingback 👥

The Brazilian, who flew to join the Seleçaõ for the first time in the company of his compatriot and teammate, Vanderson, therefore deserved to be well placed in this vote. Just like the Ivorian international (24%), the first scorer of the match and imperious on the right side of the Monegasque defense. So congratulations to them both  for this XXL performance… and bravo Golo’ for the win! 🏆

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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)