He was close to being the hero of the team’s trip to Troyes. In a game where AS Monaco were struggling after conceding the opener in the first half, Wissam Ben Yedder raised his level to allow the Rouge et Blanc to turn things around in less than three minutes in front of nearly 700 Monegasque supporters present in the stadium.
Two “fox in the box” goals
An express double in the 80th and 83rd minutes came in typical “fox in the box” style. He first scored from a cutback by Breel Embolo before pouncing on a poorly cleared cross by Aleksandr Golovin to beat the Troyes goalkeeper by pushing the ball into the back of the net. These two goals were unfortunately insufficient since the Principality club conceded an equalizing goal at the start of added time (90 + 1′) by former Cercle Brugge player Ike Ugbo.
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A little more in the history books
In any case, this Sunday, Captain’ Wiss scored his 15th and 16th goals of the season, making him the second-top scorer in the league behind Kylian Mbappé. But even stronger, he is the first player in the history of AS Monaco to score at least 15 goals in four consecutive seasons with the club in the top flight, as noted by our partner Opta. As further proof of his flawless consistency, he is getting even closer to the mythical number of 100 – he is on 95 goals as of today.
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A clear MVP
Very involved offensively, the Monegasque number 10 could even have scored a hat-trick if the crossbar had not denied his effort in the 70th minute. With seven shots – the highest total in this match – Wissam Ben Yedder was therefore logically elected MVP of this match with 91% of the votes on the AS Monaco App, for the 12th time already this season.
The Feburary Player of the Month several days earlier, he has maintained his strong form in an attempt to allow AS Monaco to finish on the podium at the end of the season. Bravo Capi’! 👏
2022-2023 MVP Recap
Ligue 1 – Matchday 23 : AS Monaco 3-1 Paris Saint-Germain: Wissam Ben Yedder (10)
Europa – Round of 32 Second Leg: AS Monaco 2-3 (3-5 penalties) Bayer Leverkusen: Wissam Ben Yedder (11)
Ligue 1 – Matchday 25: AS Monaco 0-3 OGC Nice: Eliesse Ben Seghir (3)
Ligue 1 – Matchday 26: ESTAC Troyes 2-2 AS Monaco: Wissam Ben Yedder (12)