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Live Blog: AS Monaco vs. AS Saint-Etienne

Monaco's supporters celebrate their team's victory at the end of the French L1 football match between Monaco (ASM) and Lille (LOSC) at the Louis II Stadium in Monaco on May 14,2017. / AFP PHOTO / Yann COATSALIOU (Photo credit should read YANN COATSALIOU/AFP/Getty Images)

The Principality of Monaco, governed by the House of Grimaldi and the world-famous Prince Albert, is no stranger to hosting parties custom-built and custom-made for the rich and famous. Every day and night, there seems to be a big occasion that gets the blood of the jet set pumping and the panygyrics of excess are the unwritten law of this smal enclave, located on the Cote d’Azur, the French Riviera, near Italy but surrounded by France.

Monaco does have a national football team. It is a member of the Confederation of Independent Football Associations (ConIFA). However, there is but one true national team in Monaco, and that is Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club, or AS Monaco for short, managed by Portugal’s Leonardo Jardim. Its won seven Ligue 1 titles, but the last time Monaco won Ligue 1 was back in 2000.

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On Wednesday, May 17, another big occasion awaits as the Hexagoal heads south from Paris, and the Paris Saint-Germain Football. A long and storied wait will finally come to an end as the Monegasques take on Christophe Galtier’s AS Saint-Etienne at the national stadium of the principality, the Stade Louis II. It is a makeup match for the Week 31 clash that could not get off the ground due to the Coupe de La Ligue. The timing of the rescheduling ensures that this is a midweek coronation party you don’t want to miss.

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Join The Stoppage Time columnist Jo-Ryan Salazar as he looks back at Monaco’s magical season and the future of the club going forward. Will the heart of this year’s team stay at the Stade Louis II? Or will bigger, better and brighter names pounce on this gargantuan feast on the Blue Coast by season’s end?

Our Live Blog starts at 9 a.m. PT/12 p.m. ET. Kickoff is scheduled for 12 p.m. PT/3 p.m. ET. Keep it right here on The Stoppage Time, powered by Azteca Soccer, for more world football news. Stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.


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