A young nugget, named Eliesse Ben Seghir, allowed Monaco to take the lead against Auxerre on Wednesday.
Monaco was hooked this Wednesday on the lawn of AJ Auxerre until a young prodigy from his training center made the difference at the forefront. He responds to the name of Eliesse Ben Seghir and he is only 17 years old. For his debut in L1, he slammed an incredible double.
Ben Seghir, scorer after 12 minutes in Ligue 1
Incorporated against all odds in place of Wissam Ben Yedder at the break, Ben Seghir scored 12 minutes later. On a service from Alexandre Golovin, another substitute, he placed an unstoppable shot that left the keeper with no chance. It was the 2-1 goal. An advantage which Monaco could not take advantage of for too long, however. Fofana scored against his side 10 minutes later (2-2). We were headed for that parity score, before the young hero of the day struck again. In the 85th minute, he made the powder speak with an exceptional strike at the entrance to the surface. The leather has lodged in the middle of the skylight.
2 – At 17 years and 315 days, Eliesse Ben Seghir is the second youngest player to score a double for Monaco in Ligue 1, after Thierry Henry against Lens in 1995 (17 years and 255 days). Prince. #AJAASM pic.twitter.com/n5XcwvJHWX
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Ben Seghir was making his very first appearance in the French top flight. He had already played with the first team but it was in the European Cup during a Europa League match against Etoile Rouge. There is no doubt that he will remember his first steps in L1 for a very long time, especially since he is the youngest player to score a brace for his baptism of fire in this championship in the last 50 years. “A fantastic player. But the hardest thing is to confirm, ”said Mathieu Bodmer at the microphone of Prime Video about the Monegasque number 44.
Ben Seghir has Moroccan origins. He can therefore choose to represent the Atlas Lions in the future. Unless of course he prefers the tricolor jersey. He has already defended the Blues at U17 and U18 level.
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