It was a match-changing entry for Wissam Ben Yedder yesterday evening; on the bench to start the 7th matchday of Ligue 1 against Saint-Etienne, Wissam Ben Yedder perfectly played the role of “finisher,” an idea key to Niko Kovac’s philosophy. His double made the difference in leading his teammates to victory against Les Verts (3-1). It also earned him the honor of being elected MVP of the match by fans of the Rouge et Blanc on the AS Monaco App, with 64% of the votes, ahead of Sofiane Diop (13%) and Kevin Volland, scorer of a goal and an assist (10%).
Ligue 1’s second-leading active goalscorer
During the match against Sainté, “Captain Wissam” scored a goal with his first touch of the ball, converting a penalty immediately after coming on (62′), before slamming in a superb volley at the far post on a pass from Kevin Volland (82′), recording a double that consolidates his position as the second-top active scorer in Ligue 1, with 104 goals, just behind Kylian Mbappé (111).
Petit pont. But.
— AS Monaco 🇲🇨 (@AS_Monaco) September 22, 2021
Setting the pace in Europe for penalties
The captain of the Rouge et Blanc, who was playing his 70th match in Ligue 1 with AS Monaco thus confirmed a good run of form, as he had just scored Sunday in the derby in Nice (2-2), equalizing from the penalty spot, from where he has scored more goals than anyone else in Europe’s top five leagues, with 12 goals since the start of last season.
He also brings his total of goals since the start of the season to five, having scored a double in the second leg of the Champions League playoffs against Shakhtar Donetsk (2-2), another match in which he had been elected MVP, along with Djibril Sidibé. Bravo Wissam!
2021-2022 MVP Recap
(UCL Third Preliminary Round first leg) Sparta Prague 0-2 AS Monaco: Aurélien Tchouameni (1)
(Ligue 1 Matchday 1) AS Monaco 1-1 Nantes: Gelson Martins (1)
(UCL Third Preliminary Round second leg) AS Monaco 3-1 Sparta Prague: Gelson Martins (2)
(Ligue 1 Matchday 2) FC Lorient 1-0 AS Monaco: Stahinja Pavlović (1)
(UCL playoffs first leg) AS Monaco 0-1 Shakhtar Donetsk : Aleksandr Golovin (1)
(Ligue 1 Matchday 3) AS Monaco 0-2 RC Lens: Jean Lucas (1)
(UCL playoffs second leg) Shakhtar Donetsk 2-2 AS Monaco: Wissam Ben Yedder (1) and Djibril Sidibé (1)
(Ligue 1 Matchday 4) ESTAC Troyes 1-2 AS Monaco: Sofiane Diop (1)
(Ligue 1 Matchday 5) AS Monaco 0-2 Olympique de Marseille: Aurélien Tchouameni (2)
(Europa Matchday 1) AS Monaco 1-0 Sturm Graz: Krépin Diatta (1)
(Ligue 1 Matchday 6) OGC Nice 2-2 AS Monaco: Aleksandr Golovin (2)
(Ligue 1 Matchday 7) AS Monaco 3-1 AS Saint-Etienne: Wissam Ben Yedder (2)