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Monaco’s high hopes of a win in the French League Cup were dashed when arch-rivals Paris Saint Germain won for the fourth time in a row with a startling 4-1 victory on Saturday, April 1.
PSG’s win cast to one side a number of disastrous outings early in the season when it looked as if French football’s dominant force had lost its way. This was the third meeting this season between Monaco and PSG.
“We’ve had some difficult times, but we haven’t given up. We’ve proved we’re a great side. I think it’s a deserved win and we can celebrate a bit,” midfielder Marco Verratti told Canal+.
However, Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim was philosophical after his team’s defeat on its home turf: “For several of our young players this was their first final. Just because we lost doesn’t mean we will play less well in the competitions still open to us,” he said.
Monaco have not won the coveted title since 2003, but the home team remains top of France’s Ligue 1, three points ahead of PSG and seven ahead of Nice.
Rapid antigen tests are being rolled out throughout the Principality, with results obtainable within 30 minutes.
The Grimaldi Forum has inaugurated its new Ravel Terrace, giving extra room to visitors in a beautiful open air setting and sea views that can’t be beat.
The Opera de Monte-Carlo is set to host Verdi’s I Due Foscari with legendary tenor Placido Domingo this weekend and a Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival broadcast.
The Municipal Council is considering plans to replace old buildings to the west of Monte-Carlo with more modern facades, replete with covered gardens at street level.