It was written that he was going to score. For two reasons. The first: Wissam Ben Yedder has never gone four games without scoring in Ligue 1 with the Red and Whites. A goalscorer most recently in AS Monaco’s big win against Bordeaux, the Monegasque captain had therefore gone three meetings without finding the back of the net before this trip to Marseille, one of his favorite opponents — before Saturday, Wissam Ben Yedder had scored six goals in nine matches against Marseille in the top flight.
79' ⚽️ Penalty transformé par Wissam !!!!
𝗔𝗹𝗹𝗲𝘇, 𝗼𝗻 𝗽𝗼𝘂𝘀𝘀𝗲 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝗾𝘂'𝗮𝘂 𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝗴𝗮𝗿𝘀 👊
— AS Monaco 🇲🇨 (@AS_Monaco) December 12, 2020
Three games without scoring and Marseille as an opponent, the team against which he has scored the second-most in Ligue 1: all the ingredients were there for Wissam Ben Yedder to score a goal against Les Phocéens. While he had the opportunity to give his side the lead in the first moments of the match, the AS Monaco captain had to wait until the 79th minute of the match to score. By earning a penalty that he himself finished perfectly, Wissam Ben Yedder scored his seventh goal of the season in an exercise he seems to have mastered, as he has scored with each of the last seven penalties he has attempted.
Thanks to this performance, Wissam Ben Yedder was elected the IQONIQ Match MVP of this match away to Olympique de Marseille with 53.2% of the vote. He finished ahead of Sofiane Diop (25%) who drew eight fouls and who had the second most touches, (87) behind Ruben Aguilar (115).
2020-2021 MVP Recap
(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)