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

The 17-year-old scored twice, together with an excellent 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 best way he took middle stage in opposition to Auxerre.

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

The French attacking midfielder, who wore quantity 44, got here by way of the membership’s academy and solely turned skilled in the beginning 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 sensible efficiency in opposition to 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 way 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 stage at 2-2, Ben Seghir acquired the ball on the left earlier than reducing 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’m completely not stunned,” Monaco defender Malang Sarr mentioned, based on the membership’s web site.

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

“We’re very blissful 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’ll get pleasure from his night as a result of it’s his night. We’re blissful for him.”

In keeping with Opta, Ben Seghir turned 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 turned the fifth youngest participant to attain for the membership in Ligue 1, behind celebrity Kylian Mbappé, Pietro Pellegri, Henry and Benoît Badiashile, based on Monaco.

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


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