Five-star Slimani leads Monaco rout of Brest in Ligue 1

Islam Slimani - Monaco 2019-20
The Algeria striker took centre stage as Leonardo Jardim's side ran riot to bag their second straight league win

Islam Slimani produced a Man of the Match performance by providing a hat-trick of assists and scoring a goal as Monaco hammered Brest 4-1.

The Leicester City loanee, who was making his fifth start in Ligue 1 on Saturday, started the party at Stade Louis II by helping Wissam Ben Yedder break the deadlock in the 26th minute.

Two minutes after the hour mark, Slimani doubled Monaco's lead by converting from the penalty spot to notch his fourth league goal of the season.

Moments later, the Algeria international was involved in the Red and Whites' third goal after laying an assist for Gelson Martins in the 73rd minute.

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He wrapped up his excellent showing in front of the home fans by linking up with Senegal's Keita Balde who sealed the win, four minutes after his introduction in the 86th minute.

So far this season, Slimani has registered four assists and four goals in five Ligue 1 outings for Monaco who are 12th in the league table.

Nigeria's Henry Onyekuru played no part in the encounter and had to watch from the sidelines as an unused substitute for the Red and Whites.