AS Monaco ended the season with a gem of a win away 3-2 to Stade Rennais on Saturday, underlining their most impressive performance in coming top of France’s Ligue 1, pushing arch-rivals Paris Saint Germain into a distant second place in the process.
It was the team’s 30th win of the season. Monaco’s scorers on Saturday were Fabinho (42), Jemerson (47), and Jorge (78). Diakhaby scored twice for the hosts, in the 69th and 90th minutes.
The win put players and staff in the best of moods for the private concert starring 50 Cent, which took place on Sunday at 6 pm under the big top at Fontvieille, a change of venue from the square in front of the Palais Princier.
The victorious players were received earlier in the evening by Prince Albert – an avid team supporter – at the Prince’s Palace. They arrived at 4:30 pm and stayed several hours.
HSH Princess Charlene told Monaco Life, “It was a lovely evening in the gardens of the palace and a wonderful way to celebrate the team’s victory.”
The Princess, who is hosting the Riviera Water Bike Challenge on June 4, added, “It was great to be able to introduce Jacques to the team – he was certainly fascinated by the trophy.”
50 Cent has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide following the massive success of his 2003 debut album Get Rich or Die Tryin’, and the celebration concert was free to AS Monaco season ticket holders and Monaco residents.
As players, staff and supporters celebrate a brilliant season, the next big challenge for the club will be to hold on to the outstanding young talent – especially 18-year-old Kilian Mbappe – for next season in the face of a fierce bidding war that’s building, especially from UK clubs.