The Stade Louis II has been an unhappy hunting ground for the Lyonnais since they first took hold of the French championship. 6 official matches and 1 in the Tournoi Club Europe… without a win… it’s up to the King of French football to buck the trend...
The following season, Nonda and Prso continued Monaco’s dominance. In the same vein, in 2003-2004, the Olympiens left Monaco empty-handed in the league (3-0, a double from Giuly and a strike from Morientes) and were stunningly eliminated by the principality side 4-1 in the Coupe de France (Morientes x 3 and Prso). Elber saved OL’s blushes by scoring before going off injured.
In 2004-2005, in a hard-fought match in which Essien was sent off, Clément equalised at the end of stoppage time with a header from a Juninho free kick after Rodriguez seemed to have snatched the win by scoring in the 84th minute.
Finally, last season, in a matched that was replayed because of a soaked pitch, Monaco rather easily got the better of an off-colour OL. Chevanton and Di Vaio scored for Monaco and Carew for OL.
You have to look back to 2000-2001 to find the last OL victory in Monaco, 2-0, with goals from Laigle and Marlet.