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Team 15 February 2021, 17:59

Wissam Ben Yedder is your IQONIQ Match MVP against Lorient

Wissam Ben Yedder is your IQONIQ Match MVP against Lorient
Scorer of a double, which allowed AS Monaco to twice draw level after being pegged back against the Breton side (2-2), the Monegasque captain was elected MVP the match in Round 25 in Ligue 1 by the fans of the Rouge et Blanc on the AS Monaco App.

As he has so often this season, he has proven he is there when the team needs him. “He showed again why he was a great player”, remarked Niko Kovac after the draw against Lorient (2-2). Wissam Ben Yedder was elected by IQONIQ match MVP against Les Merlus this Sunday, thanks to his brace which allowed AS Monaco to twice get back on to level terms. It was his fourth double in Ligue 1 since August and his third in 2021.

A third brace in 2021

Already having scored twice this year against Montpellier (a 3-2 win) and in the 100th Côte d’Azur derby against OGC Nice (a 2-1 win), give, on each occasion, all three points to the Red and Whites, the Monegasque number 9 scored another double this weekend. His first goal came from a situation he has mastered to perfection this season, as he converted a penalty awarded for a Lorient handball in the box, scoring his seventh goal of the season  from the spot, with a success rate of 100% (7/7).

I held on until the end, I had to allow the team the chance to pick up this point. That's what I did. So I'm happy and proud to have brought this point back for the team.
Wissam Ben YedderCaptain, AS Monaco

Second top scorer in Ligue 1

Then he waited for the last moments of the match to pick up a point for his teammates, just at the end of added time. It came from a sublime pass by Cesc Fàbregas which Benoît Badiashile cleverly nodded down for the French international to slot home from close range (2-2, 93′). Clinical, as usual, sent a powerful shot from the left under the crossbar of Matthieu Dreyer, who was left helpless.

It’s now thirteen goals and counting this season for Wissam Ben Yedder, now second top scorer in Ligue 1, tied with Memphis Depay. With four assists as well this season, he has been involved in 17 goals for the Rouge et Blanc this season, including 7 in 2021. He therefore logically won his 9th MVP title of the year, with 93% of the votes from the Monegasque fans on the AS Monaco App. Bravo Wiss’ !

 


MVP 2020-2021 Recap

First half: 

(J1) AS Monaco 2-2 Stade de Reims : Axel Disasi (1) and Aleksandr Golovin (1)
(J2) FC Metz 0-1 AS Monaco : Benjamin Lecomte (1)
(J3) AS Monaco 2-1 FC Nantes : Cesc Fàbregas (1)
(J4) 
Stade Rennais 2-1 AS Monaco : Wissam Ben Yedder (1)
(J5) AS Monaco 3-2 RC Strasbourg : Wissam Ben Yedder (2)
(J6) Stade Brestois 29 1-0 AS Monaco : Sofiane Diop (1)
(J7) 
AS Monaco 1-1 Montpellier HSC : Wissam Ben Yedder (3
(J8) Olympique Lyonnais 4-1 AS Monaco : Wissam Ben Yedder (4)
(J9) AS Monaco 4-0 Girondins de Bordeaux : Wissam Ben Yedder (5)
(J10) OGC Nice 1-2 AS Monaco : Sofiane Diop (2)
(J11) AS Monaco 3-2 Paris Saint-Germain : Kevin Volland (1)
(J12) 
AS Monaco 3-0 Nîmes Olympique : Sofiane Diop (3
(J13) Lille OSC 2-1 AS Monaco : Pietro Pellegri (1)
(J14) Olympique de Marseille 2-1 AS Monaco : Wissam Ben Yedder (6)
(J15) AS Monaco 0-3 RC Lens : Ruben Aguilar (1)
(J16) Dijon FCO 0-1 AS Monaco : Kevin Volland (2)
(J17)
AS Monaco 2-2 Saint-Etienne : Gelson Martins (1)
(J18)
FC Lorient 2-5 AS Monaco : Aleksandr Golovin (2)
(J19) 
AS Monaco 3-0 SCO Angers : Kevin Volland (3)

Second half:

(J20) Montpellier HSC 2-3 AS Monaco : Wissam Ben Yedder (7)
(J21) AS Monaco 3-1 Olympique de Marseille : Aurélien Tchouameni (1)
(J22)  FC Nantes 1-2 AS Monaco : Guillermo Maripán (1)
(J23)
AS Monaco 2-1 OGC Nice :Wissam Ben Yedder (8)
(J24) Nîmes Olympique 3-4 AS Monaco : Aleksandr Golovin (2)
32es de CDF Grenoble Foot 38 0-1 AS Monaco : Stevan Jovetić (1)
(J25)
AS Monaco 2-2 FC Lorient : Wissam Ben Yedder (9)

* (in parentheses, the number of match MVP awards a player has won)
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