Eliesse Ben Seghir, 17, scores a formidable brace in Monaco’s league debut


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

The 17-year-old scored twice, together with an excellent long-range shot, when he got here on to assist Monaco in Wednesday’s 3-2 Ligue 1 win over AJ Auxerre.

{The teenager} is but to be included within the first-team squad on Monaco’s web site however you’d by no means have guessed how he took middle stage in opposition to Auxerre.

After a 1-1 draw at half-time, Monaco supervisor Philippe Clement made three adjustments together with Ben Seghir’s first Ligue 1 look.

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

Ben Seghir got here on very late instead within the Europa League in November however actually launched himself to the world with that sensible efficiency in opposition to Auxerre.

His first objective got here simply 13 minutes into his league debut when he slid the ball previous the goalkeeper after being performed by means of by Aleksandr Golovin.

If his first try was profitable, his second objective confirmed that Monaco appear to have noticed one other star within the making.

With the rating at 2-2, Ben Seghir obtained the ball down the left earlier than reducing inside and unleashing an excellent shot that whizzed previous the keeper and into the underside nook within the eighty fifth minute.

You can see the pure pleasure on {the teenager}’s face as he cheered away along with his teammates.

Ben Seghir didn't turn pro until the start of the season.

“I am in no way shocked,” stated Monaco defender Malang Sarr, based on the membership’s web site.

“He is a participant who is not afraid to attempt to takes duty. At that age, it is one thing spectacular.

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

“I hope he’ll take pleasure in his night as a result of it’s his night. We’re pleased for him.”

Corresponding choiceBen Seghir turned the second youngest participant to attain a double for Monaco in Ligue 1, after French legend Thierry Henry.

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

Ben Seghir is hoping his exploits can be sufficient to get him a beginning XI in his aspect’s subsequent sport in opposition to Brest on Sunday.