Paris vs Monaco

AS Monaco in short

Founded on August 23rd,1924, AS Monaco is the Principality of Monaco’s professional football club. Run by Russian businessman Dmitry Rybolovlev since 2011, the club is coached by Niko Kovac since July 18th, 2020, former player and coach of Bayern Munich.

Monaco have played in the Ligue 1 Uber Eats since 2013, following their 2012-13 Ligue 2 BKT championship-winning campaign. Over their history, the Monegasques have been crowned champions of France eight times, have won the French Cup five times and the League Cup once. They have enjoyed a number of exciting runs in Europe, even reaching the final of the 2004 UEFA Champions League under Didier Deschamps, loosing against FC Porto.

Their traditional rivals are Nice, with whom they compete in the Côte d’Azur derby. The hotly contested match-up is the Ligue 1 Uber Eats's geographically closest rivalry, with just 20 kilometres separating the two towns.

Monaco is also known for its excellent youth academy, La Turbie, where a number of world-class players have blossomed, such as Lilian Thuram, Emmanuel Petit, David Trezeguet and Thierry Henry. Prior to signing for Paris Saint -Germain, Kylian Mbappé also defended the colours of Monaco. During season 2016-17, he showcased the full range of his talents in the French League and Champions League, putting in eye-catching displays versus Manchester City, Juventus and Borussia Dortmund.

AS Monaco were the last French club to reach the Champions League final. That was in 2004 against FC Porto.

The encounters

44 matchs joués

11
Won
16
Drawn
17
Lost
D15 - L1 19/20
January 15th, 2020
1-4
D20 - L1 19/20
January 12th, 2020
3-3
D33 - L1 18/19
April 21th, 2019
3-1

The Parisians against Monaco

Paris Saint-Germain welcomed Monaco at Parc des Princes on April 15th, 2018, the Red and Blue achieved an impressive performance, with a 7 - 1 victory. That result enabled Paris Saint-Germain to clinch their seventh French League title with five matchdays to spare.

On 2019-20 season, both teams played each other at Parc, ending with a 3 - 3 draw, for one of the most beautiful matches of the season. The goalscorers were Neymar JR (two goals), Ben Yedder, Martins and Slimani. On the return match in Monaco held 3 days after, the Parisians have defeated them 4 - 1, with goals from Neymar Jr, Sarabia and Kylian Mbappé.

On March 31th, 2018, AS Monaco lost 3-0 to Paris Saint-Germain in the final of the League Cup.

Players to follow

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Kylian Mbappé

Striker 20/12/1998
Trained at AS Bondy and then at INF Clairefontaine, Kylian Mbappé is a striker who very quickly attracted the interest of the biggest clubs in France and Europe. In 2013, it was finally AS Monaco who managed to enroll him, before signing his first professional contract two years later. He took part in the Monegasque side's fine run in the 2017-18 Champions League, scoring his first two goals in the competition against Borussia Dortmund in the quarter-finals. On April 21th, 2019, on Ligue 1 Uber Eats matchday 33, Kylian Mbappé put in a top-flight performance against his training club, scoring a hat-trick at Parc des Princes. In January 2020, he scored two more goals against his former team, this time at Louis II Stadium.
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Wissam Ben Yedder

Striker 12/08/1990
Born on August 12th, 1990, in Sarcelles, Wissam Ben Yedder began his career in Garge-Lés-Gonesse and then in Saint Denis. Talented in small spaces thanks to his experience in futsal, he then joined the Alforville club (94) before signing for FC Toulouse in 2010. From 2012, Wissam Ben Yedder became a key member of the team, establishing himself as one of the top scorers in the Ligue 1 Uber Eats. After 6 years in Toulouse, he joined the Spanish league with Sevilla in the summer of 2016. He scored his first goal with Sevilla in the first day of the championship against Espanyol Barcelona. In 2017, he became the first Sevilla player to score a hat-trick in the Champions League, and in 2018, the very first Frenchman to score twice against Manchester United, allowing the Sevillans to qualify for the Champions League quarter-finals. On August 14th, 2019, he signed his return to France by joining AS Monaco. He played his first international game with France against Colombia on March 23rd, 2018, and scored his first goal for Les Bleus against Andorra on June 11th, 2019, a game in which France won 4 goals to 0.

Louis II Stadium

Located right in the heart of the Principality, Stade Louis II was officially opened on 25 January 1985. Monaco play their home matches there, but it is also serves as the headquarters of the club and its academy, and hosts a variety of sporting events, such as the world-famous annual Diamond League athletics meet. The stadium is known for its refined architecture and the series of arches that tower over the east stand.

7 Avenue des Castelans
98 000 Monaco
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Practical information
There are close to 40 car parks available in Monaco, including the Stade Louis II parking facility, which offers preferential rates on matchdays. The club has also helped to launch a carpooling network that helps to organise and facilitate fan journeys within the region.