In 1980, while they were students at Amherst College (Massachusetts), Jérôme de Bontin and Prince Albert II of Monaco organized a friendly match match on Le Rocher between their school and AS Monaco. Nearly 25 years later, the former Asémiste president kept the tradition alive with a new meeting between the two.
The match ended in a 3-1 victory for Les Monégasques, thanks to a brace from youngster Brighton Labeau.
Justin Serpone (coach Amherst College):"It was a great opportunity to come and play this match against AS Monaco. I think my players did really well and got a lot out of the game. We did some good things and some less good things. We received a fantastic welcome from the club. We are really happy."
Frédéric Barilaro (Academy director):"The big difference between the two sides was on a technical level. But they compensated for that with great spirit, a lot of determination and commitment. In the future, it will be great if we can visit them and see how they do things in America."
This was the fourth friendly match for Amherst College, who arrived in France nearly a week ago. They drew with the U19s of PSG and OL, and lost to the U18s from AJ Auxerre.