A few hours before AS Monaco - Bayer Leverkusen was due to kick-off, Nando Morientes, Flavio Roma and Edouard Cissé met up at the Hôtel Fairmont, at the club's invitation.
The club's Vice-President, Vadim Vasilyev, was there to greet them. "For club, it's important we pay tribute to them. These players had an unbelievable season in 2003/04, and we all remember it well. We're very proud to have them back here with us for AS Monaco's return to the UEFA Champions League".
An emotional reunion
The players seemed as close as they did during their epic season. "It's always nice to be in Monaco. I haven't been back for a long time and today's quite emotional. Not everyone is here, but the big roomates are (laughs)", explaines Fernando Morientes.
Flavio Roma, the club's talismanic 'keeper back in the day, is already savouring AS Monaco's return to Europe. "It'll be a very emotional night at the stadium. Seeing the Louis-II in Champions League mode, with the stars, the music, the UEFA organisation... It's really special..."
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