Takumi Minamino is your Bang & Olufsen MVP for February! | OneFootball

Takumi Minamino is your Bang & Olufsen MVP for February! | OneFootball

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·28 February 2024

Takumi Minamino is your Bang & Olufsen MVP for February!

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Involved in two goals against RC Lens and with an assist in the Derby, the Japanese attacking midfielder was elected Monegasque MVP of the month by Bang & Olufsen by AS Monaco fans on social networks with more than 80% of the votes.

He gained momentum as the month progressed. Like the team, Takumi Minamino had started February smoothly, having just returned from the Asian Cup of Nations with Japan. But the Monegasque number 18 then revealed himself, even as the slope was steeper for the Rouge et Blanc. A starter alongside Aleksandr Golovin in the Derby, he first turned provider.


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A moment of magic against Nice 🎯

It is in fact he who offered a beauty of a cross to Denis Zakaria to add to the lead before the break (1-2). This goal helped AS Monaco to a win in the Côte d’Azur derby (2-3), validated by a game-saving goal by of… Golo’. And as this month of February rhymes with summit, Taki’ would once again shine in a crucial match in the race for European places.

Unstoppable in Lens 🌪️

Starting in a very ambitious system in Lens, among the front four, he would leave his mark on this match against the French vice-champions. It is first of all he who was at the origin of the first goal in the first half, when he finished a deflected shot by Wissam Ben Yedder, pushing Brice Samba into making a mistake (0-2, 30′). He then proved valuable with his defensive workrate on the right flank, to the point of being nicknamed “Cafu” by his Russian teammate.

Before a crucial goal in stoppage time! ⏳

This was until the 79th minute of play, the moment he chose to win a penalty that was ultimately missed by Folarin Balogun. But it only postponed the inevitable, since the Monegasque winger insisted, finally sending a monstrous shot into opposite corner past the Lens goalkeeper, after a series of skillful moves (2-3, 92′)! In the last moments of the match, ‘Takigoal’ had liberated the Rouge et Blanc.

An individual title won by the collective 🤝

It was thus three additional points won in part thanks to the Japanese internationals masterclass, as he was obviouslyMVP of the match in Lens, in addition to appearing in L’Équipe’s team of the round for the 24th matchday. It is therefore not illogical to see the him win the title of MVP presented by Bang & Olufsen for the month of February with more than 80% of the votes, ahead of Aleksandr Golovin and Denis Zakaria, who had impressed in the Derby in AS Monaco’s comeback win.

Proof that behind an individual reward often lies the strength of the collective. In any case, for the past month and his high-level performances, which have seen hm become most decisive player in the squad in Ligue 1 (6 goals, 5 assists) behind his captain (11 goals, 1 assist), bravo Taki’ ! 👏

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