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Team 22 March 2022, 14:55

Wissam Ben Yedder is your MVP against Paris

Wissam Ben Yedder is your MVP against Paris
After a great performance to allow the Rouge et Blanc to outclass Paris Saint-Germain at home (3-0), Wissam Ben Yedder was named man of the match by you, the Monegasque fans on the AS Monaco App.

He’s pulled yet another masterclass out of his hat! Driven, like his partners, by a strong feeling of revenge given the team’s recent results, Wissam Ben Yedder delivered a recital against the leader of the top flight on Sunday. Carried by a large crowd, Philippe Clement’s men indeed made Paris Saint-Germain fall at the Stade Louis-II (3-0), in the big match of the 29th round of Ligue 1.

A very classy gesture

It was a big win obtained with a lot of character, which rewarded a very solid collective performance, a big result to which the captain of the Rouge et Blanc largely contributed, by scoring a double, his 15th in all competitions since coming to the Principality. It was also him first who showed a masterful touch for the opener, a magnificent finish at the near post, on a very good cross from Youssouf Fofana (1-0, 25′).

Penalties: his specialty

The great striker that he is, he is now the top scorer in the league ahead of Kylian Mbappé and Martin Terrier, the former having been muzzled by the Monegasque defense. Involved as well in Kevin Volland’s goal, getting the “pre-assist” to Ruben Aguilar, our number 10 was finally back among the goals on his speciality: the penalty! It is he who ended any suspense by beating Gianluigi Donnarumma, who guessed right, but who failed to stop his powerful shot (3-0, 84′).

Stade Louis-II: The happy hunting ground

It was another achievement for our captain ‘Wiss, which now makes him the top scorer in the history of the league from the penalty spot, tied with Olivier Monterrubio (26 goals, 20 with Monaco, 6 with Toulouse). He also has a success rate that exceeds 91% since he has worn La Diagonale in addition to widening the gap at the top of the season’s top scorers in Ligue 1 (17). But above, it’s further proof that the Stade Louis-II is a happy home for the French international. With this umpteenth double, he now has 14 goals at home this season in the top flight.

Involved in twenty goals in six seasons

It is not only the best total in the league, it’s also the best total for an AS Monaco player at home in the same season in the 21st century, tied with Radamel Falcao (in 2016/17) and… himself (in 2020-2021). Setting records with regularity is something that Wissam has done at the very highest level. As proof, the Monegasque striker has also been involved in at least 20 goals (17 goals, 4 assists in 2021-2022) in 6 of the last 10 seasons in Ligue 1 (since 2012-2013).

Only Kylian Mbappé has done as well. It was therefore not surprising to see him appear in L’Équipe’s team of the round on the 29th matchday in Ligue 1, and to win the title of MVP of the match with 84% of the votes by you, the Monegasque fans on the AS Monaco App — his 11th of the season! There was also icing on the cake: his departure this Monday for the French team’s training camp. What can we say but… hats off to Wissam!


2021-2022 MVP Recap

Second half:

(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)

(J25 Ligue 1) Girondins de Bordeaux 1-1 AS Monaco : Gelson Martins (3)
(J26 Ligue 1) AS Monaco 1-2 Stade de Reims : Wissam Ben Yedder (10)

(Coupe de France Semifinal) FC Nantes 2-2, 4-2 penalties AS Monaco: Vanderson and Guillermo Maripán (1)

(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)

 

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