He’s continuing to string together the high-level performances! Again a starter on the right wing in the team’s victory against Rennes (3-2), to liven up the flank alongside Ruben Aguilar, Vanderson is continuing to confirm that he has adapted perfectly to Ligue 1. Joining in the January transfer window winter from Grêmio, the 20-year-old Brazilian has been quick to influence AS Monaco’s play on the pitch, despite the language barrier.
First goal conceded by Rennes in the 1st quarter of an hour
Constantly asking for the ball and offering options on his flank, it was he who equalized at Roazhon Park shortly before the quarter hour mark, on a fine shot across goal (1-1, 12′). Picked out on a beauty of a pass from Aleksandr Golovin, he showed his speed and technique to perfection, scoring with his only shot of the match. It was also, by the way, first goal conceded by Stade Rennais this season in the first 15 minutes of a match.
Golovin's assist 🎻🤤pic.twitter.com/ow7t8ltVVy
— AS Monaco EN (@AS_Monaco_EN) April 18, 2022
Service on a plate for Boadu
Very active in his defensive duties, when the Bretons decided to get forward, “Vandi” never stopped working. This was also seen on a run by Aurélien Tchouameni, in which he played in the Brazilian on the right of the Bretons’ area. Vanderson then took his time to assess the situation, and picked out Myron Boadu, for the goal to make it 3-1 (77′)! It was a complete performance for Vanderson, who also took the opportunity to help the team’s pressing, making five recoveries, and a successful tackle.
Young but (already) impressing!
Finally, at just 20 years and 298 days old, he became the youngest AS Monaco player to record both a goal and an assist in a Ligue 1 match since Kylian Mbappé on December 3, 2016 against Bastia (17 years and 349 days), noted Opta. It was another reason to award this, his third MVP, with 52% of the votes from you, the fans, on the AS Monaco App. He finished ahead of his captain (24%), the leader on the season and also joined Aurélien Tchouameni in earning a place in L’Équipe’s Ligue 1 Team of the Round. Bravo Vanderson!
— L'ÉQUIPE (@lequipe) April 18, 2022
2021-2022 MVP Recap
(Coupe de France Round of 32) Quevilly-Rouen 1-3 AS Monaco : Kevin Volland (4)
(J20 Ligue 1) FC Nantes 0-0 AS Monaco : Aurélien Tchouameni (6)
(J21 Ligue 1) AS Monaco 4-0 Clermont : Wissam Ben Yedder (6)
(J22 Ligue 1) Montpellier 3-2 AS Monaco : Wissam Ben Yedder and Aurélien Tchouameni (7)
(Coupe de France Round of 16) RC Lens 2-4 AS Monaco : Wissam Ben Yedder (8)
(J23 Ligue 1) AS Monaco 2-0 Olympique Lyonnais : Wissam Ben Yedder (9)
(Coupe de France Quarterfinal) AS Monaco 2-0 Amiens SC : Aurélien Tchouameni (8)
(J24 Ligue 1) AS Monaco 0-0 FC Lorient : Aurélien Tchouameni (9)
(J27 Ligue 1) Olympique de Marseille 0-1 AS Monaco : Gelson Martins (4)
(Europa League Round of 16 first leg) SC Braga 2-0 AS Monaco : Alexander Nübel (2)
(J28 Ligue 1) RC Strasbourg 1-0 AS Monaco : Vanderson (2)
(Europa League Round of 16 second leg) AS Monaco 1-1 SC Braga : Axel Disasi (2)
(J29 Ligue 1) AS Monaco 3-0 Paris Saint-Germain : Wissam Ben Yedder (11)
(J31 Ligue 1) AS Monaco 2-1 ESTAC Troyes : Caio Henrique (2)