AS Monaco App 21 December 2023, 23:12

Wissam Ben Yedder is your MVP against Toulouse and in L’Équipe's Team of the Round

Wissam Ben Yedder is your MVP against Toulouse and in L’Équipe's Team of the Round
Double buteur pour mener les Rouge et Blanc vers une victoire précieuse à Toulouse (1-2), Wissam Ben Yedder a logiquement été désigné home du match par les fans monégasques, et fait son apparition dans le onze type de la 17e journée.

Like the character shown by the team after TFC opened the early score, he helped turn the match around in twenty minutes! A starter alongside Folarin Balogun at kick-off in the match in Toulouse (a 1-2 win), for the last match of the season’s first half, Wissam Ben Yedder was ready to be decisive. Against his former club, the Monegasque captain made the difference in two ways.

I played him because he deserved it, but also because I wanted to play with two number 10s and two attackers, which was very risky but it worked. I'm happy in the end to have made this choice and that Wissam scored a double, because he deserves it once again.
Adi HütterOn Wissam Ben Yedder

Two smart moves

First on the lookout on a poor Toulouse clearance, he was full of opportunism to follow up with a chest control to fire the ball into the net (1-1, 27′)! But he wasnot satisfied, as he then took advantage of the Monegasques’ strong end to the first period and a penalty obtained by his attacking partner, to double the lead, showing great composure (1-2, 44′). It was a welcome turnaround, just before the break.

A valuable energy

But beyond his presence in the opposing area – 2 big chances, 5 touches  in the box, 6 passes in the final third, 2 crosses, 1 key pass before a shot -, the AS Monaco captain worked hard for the collective. With seven duels, four recoveries, and also an interception, a clearance and constant pressing, the Monegasque number 10 spared no effort, even when the team found itself outnumbered.

His 250th professional goal!

Finally replaced at the very end of the match by Myron Boadu, who is back in action, captain Wiss’ was even able to receive an ovation from the Stadium as a former Toulouse player. Now credited with eight goals in Ligue 1 after this double, this makes him the second-top scorer in the top flight behind Kylian Mbappé (18), Wissam Ben Yedder has also reached a new milestone as he indeed scored his 249th and 250th goals in his professional career for club (247) + country (3), notes Opta.

MVP + and a place in the L’Équipe team of the round

Furthermore, a scorer in three of his last four matches against his first club in Ligue 1 (4 goals in total), he was therefore logically elected MVP of the match by the fans on the AS Monaco App, with… 91% of the votes! Credited with a rating of 8 in the sports daily, he also appeared in their Team of the round, for the second time this season.

It was a great reward after a strong performance and three points for the team. Daghe Wissam ! 👏

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🏆 2023-2024 MVP Recap

First half:

👥  Players who have appeared in the L’Équipe team of the round in 2023-2024

  • (Matchday 1) Clermont Foot 2-4 AS Monaco: Vanderson et Wissam Ben Yedder (1)
  • (Matchday 2) AS Monaco 3-0 RC Strasbourg: Takumi Minamino (1)
  • (Matchday 3) FC Nantes 3-3 AS Monaco: Takumi Minamino (2)
  • (Matchday 4) AS Monaco 3-0 RC Lens: Caio Henrique (1), Youssouf Fofana (1), Mohamed Camara (1) and Aleksandr Golovin (1)
  • (Matchday 5) FC Lorient 2-2 AS Monaco: Aleksandr Golovin (2)
  • (Matchday 7) AS Monaco 3-2 Marseille: Maghnes Akliouche (1), Folarin Balogun (1) and Adi Hütter (1)
  • (Matchday 8) Stade de Reims 1-3 AS Monaco: Philipp Köhn (1) and Guillermo Maripán (1)
  • (Matchday 9) AS Monaco 2-1 FC Metz: Maghnes Akliouche (2), Krépin Diatta (1) and Aleksandr Golovin (3)
  • (Matchday 11) AS Monaco 2-0 Stade Brestois 29: Denis Zakaria (1) and Aleksandr Golovin (4)
  • (Matchday 14) AS Monaco 2-0 Montpellier HSC: Wilfried Singo (1) and Takumi Minamino (3)
  • (Matchday 15) Stade Rennais 1-2 AS Monaco: Vanderson (2) and Youssouf Fofana (2)
  • (Matchday 17) Toulouse FC 1-2 AS Monaco: Wissam Ben Yedder (2)
Rise. Risk. Repeat.