In preparation for AS Monaco FC's 52nd Coupe de la Ligue match against Reims on Wednesday, we asked Facebook fans to tell us about 'their' final experiences when AS Monaco FC defeated FC Sochaux 4-1 at the Stade de France. Ten years on, that evening of 17 May 2003 is still fresh in the memories of Rouges et Blancs supporters.
Kevin Cage- It was a good season in which we finished second in the league and won the Coupe de la Ligue, which was a reward for the players' efforts. It laid the foundations for a phenomenal 2003-2004 for Les Rouge et Blanc! AS Monaco was too strong in Ligue 1; sitting in top spot for more than 20 weeks and reaching the final of the Champions League. I remember a unified group of players with a great desire to achieve something, players that loved the shirt and the principality. It was great!
Geoffrey Lopes - I was at the Stade de France. We were in driving rain and I started to catch a cold. A sneezed twice and the man next to me, who could have been my grandfather, asked me if we were going to score twice because I'd sneezed twice. Like any sure-footed 11-year-old, I told him we were going to score the double. My prediction came true and the man gave me his scarf at the end of the game. What a fabulous experience!
Loïc Biehler - ASM won the Coupe de la Ligue for the first time in the club's history. It was an extraordinary match with a fantastic team of players that got along well, enjoyed playing together, a mix of youth and experience and led by captain Ludovic Giuly who led the way thanks to his brace! It was a time when Monaco beat everyone standing intheir way. Thank you for those incredible memories. I have been following Monaco ever since Giuly joined the club. Daghe Munegu!!!
Laure Livet - I remember it like it was yesterday! The generation Giuly, Rothen, Roma, Squilacci, Givet and the others! It was one of the best!!! I am so happy that AS Monaco is becoming a great side again. Daghe Munegu.
Pierre-yves Bonnifet - It was my very first ASM match... It was my first title before that incredible run in 2004. I still get goosebumps when I think about that day at the Stade de France full of fans in yellow and blue and Rouges et Blancs...
Maxime Faure - I turned 18 in September and I have been a Monaco supporter since the Coupe de la Ligue 4-1 win over Sochaux! I had a bet with my dad and I bet on Monaco. I have been a fan ever since, through thick and thin! Daghe Munegu !
Philippe Hourman - There must have been 2000 of in the stadium, at the start Sochaux were singing and dancing, but then Monaco didn the business on the pitch and left 78,000 Sochaux supporters speechless... It was incredible. It was the first match I went to... a great memory.
Benoît Gatom - I was on Réunion Island watching on TV and remember the four incredible goals and even the penalty for Sochaux that I wanted Flavio Roma to save to be a real part of the party. I screamed and woke everyone up. A year later we were in another final, the Champions League final... Daghe Munegu.