The Algerian, who is on a season-long loan from Leicester City, found the target on his debut against Nimes and continued his fine form for Leonardo Jardim’s team with two first-half goals at the weekend.
3 - Islam Slimani is only the 2nd player to score 3+ goals in his first 2 games with Monaco in Ligue 1 over the last 50 seasons after Emmanuel Rivière in August 2013 (4). Fox. @AS_Monaco_EN pic.twitter.com/BIW4EnGLhh— OptaJean (@OptaJean) September 1, 2019
He was on parade from start to finish as the Red and Whites continued their unbeaten start to the season – albeit languishing in relegation waters with two points from as many matches.
Monaco welcome Olympique Marseille to the Stade Louis II on September 15 for their next league fixture after the international break.
Slimani had previously played for JSM Cheraga, CR Belouizdad and Sporting CP.