AS Monaco secure spot in UEFA Champions League and second place in Ligue 1

AS Monaco’s win against Montpellier over the weekend has put the team firmly back in the limelight. Not only did the result secure the side a spot in the prestigious UEFA Champions League for the first time in six years, but it also means that AS Monaco have shored up a solid second place finish in this season’s Ligue 1 standings.  

The Rouges et Blancs’ 2-0 victory against Montpellier in the Stade de la Mosson on Sunday 12th May has provided more than one cause to celebrate. 

Firstly, it has cemented the Monegasque team’s status as No.2 in the Ligue 1, second only to France’s perennial top dogs Paris Saint-Germain. Secondly, it has earned the side a place in the UEFA Champions League, something AS Monaco has been denied since the 2018-19 season.  

Nearly 400 AS Monaco supporters, including Club President Dmitry Rybolovlev, made the trek to Montpellier to watch their team and were rewarded with being there to share the moment with the elated players.  

“This was the objective all these years, and it has been achieved. We have reached the goal,” said a delighted Youssouf Fofana, who scored one of the two winning goals.  

With just one more domestic league game to play, against Nantes in the Stade Louis II on Sunday 19th May, the team will soon begin preparations for the UEFA Champions League tournament, which will start in early July.  

Daghe Munegu ! 

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