Eliesse Ben Seghir, 17, scores beautiful brace on league debut for Monaco


There are league debuts, after which there are league debuts à la Eliesse Ben Seghir.

The 17-year-old scored twice, together with an outstanding long-range effort, as he got here off the bench to assist Monaco beat AJ Auxerre 3-2 in Ligue 1 on Wednesday.

{The teenager} is but to be added to the first-team squad on Monaco’s web site however you’ll by no means have guessed it in the way in which he took heart stage towards Auxerre.

With the crew drawing 1-1 at half time, Monaco supervisor Philippe Clement made three modifications together with throwing Ben Seghir’s into the combination for his first Ligue 1 look.

The French attacking midfielder, who wore quantity 44, got here by means of the membership’s academy and solely turned skilled firstly of the season.

Ben Seghir made a really late substitute look within the Europa League in November however has actually launched himself to the world with this good efficiency towards Auxerre.

His first aim got here simply 13 minutes into his league debut, as he slotted the ball previous the goalkeeper after being performed by means of by Aleksandr Golovin.

If his first effort was effectively taken, his second aim demonstrated that Monaco seems to be to have unearthed one other star within the making.

With the scores degree at 2-2, Ben Seghir acquired the ball on the left earlier than chopping inside and unleashing a superb effort which whistled previous the keeper and settled into the underside nook of the web within the eighty fifth minute.

You may see the pure elation on {the teenager}’s face as he wheeled away in celebration together with his teammates.

“I am absolutely not surprised,” Monaco defender Malang Sarr stated, based on the membership’s web site.

“He’s a participant who just isn’t afraid to attempt to who takes duty. At that age, it’s one thing spectacular.

“We’re very comfortable to have a teenager like that as a result of with this expertise he has he can get us out of adverse conditions like tonight.

“I hope he will enjoy his evening because it is his evening. We are happy for him.”

In accordance with Opta, Ben Seghir grew to become the second youngest participant to attain a double for Monaco in Ligue 1, after France legend Thierry Henry.

At 17 years and 315 days, Ben Seghir additionally grew to become the fifth youngest participant to attain for the membership in Ligue 1, behind famous person Kylian Mbappé, Pietro Pellegri, Henry and Benoît Badiashile, based on Monaco.

Ben Seghir will hope his heroics will likely be sufficient to earn a begin in his facet’s subsequent match towards Brest on Sunday.