AS Monaco have a really interesting history when it comes down to playing in the Champions League, as they have proven to be a side that has continued to surprise many that go and watch them in action. Les Monégasques, as they are nicknamed, have surprised and even shocked football fans around the world with their performances in the competition on more than one occasion, which is why the 18,523 capacity Stade Louis II has become a venue that needs to be attended when the club play in Europe’s elite competition.
The club have had a number of top-quality players available to them over the years, with men such as Fernando Morientes, Dado Prso, Bernando Silva, Radamel Falcao, Thierry Henry and Kylian Mbappe having all featured in previous years, whilst men such as Cesc Fabregas, Wissam Ben Yedder and Aleksandr Golovin have all featured in more recent times.
As mentioned, AS Monaco, who are also known as ASM for short, have had a number of fairytale success stories whilst competing in the Champions League over the years, with a couple of late-stage appearances having been made.
The club from the French Municipality’s managed to make the 2003/04 final, whilst they almost went the distance yet again in the 2016/17 edition of the Champions League as they reached the semi-finals before being knocked out by Juventus.
Indeed, the 2003/04 run to the final is one of the most iconic moments of the competition’s history as it saw two outsiders compete for the title that season. AS Monaco would go up against FC Porto, however they would fall short as the Portuguese outfit would go on to win 0-3.
Nevertheless, the French outfit did extremely well to get to the showpiece as they managed to overcome the likes of Real Madrid and Chelsea in the knockout stages of the tournament, which were massive moments that fans will never forget.
The 2016/17 tournament will also be remembered fondly as the club managed to overcome the challenges of Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund before being beaten by Juventus in the Last Four of the competition.
Champions League Round of 16
Champions League Final
UEFA Champions League - Quarter-finals
Champions League Semi-finals
Champions League - Play Off Round
UEFA Champions League Group Stage
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