|Charity football match - Schumi
scores but loses !
Stade Louis II, Monaco - Tuesday 11th May
Star Team for Children 5-2 Formula One Drivers Team (Half-time 3-0)
Altobelli (11m, 40m)
Star Team Prince Albert (Captain), Jean-Luc Ettori,
Alessandro Altobelli, Franck Rijkaard, Max Biaggi, Ivan Capelli, Jose Altafini, Alessandro
Naninni, Toni Rominger, Emanuele Pirro, Thierry Boutsen, Alberto Tomba, Carlos Sainz,
Ricardo Patrese, Olivier Beretta, Claude Puel, Marc Girardelli, Michele Alboreto ...
Schumacher (Captain), Olivier Panis, David Coulthard, Martini, Munari, Bonini, Alexander
Wurz, Massaro, Tarquini, Rubens Barichello, Jarno Trulli, Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Pedro
Diniz, Pedro de la Rosa, Jean Alesi, Johnny Herbert, Giancarlo Fisichella ...
The Star Team began the match very strongly with a solo run by Alberto Tomba inside the
first five minutes ending with the Drivers Team goalkeeper bringing him down in the
penalty area. Tomba picked himself up and scored from the penalty.1-0 to the Star Team.
A lot of skillful play on both sides, despite the understandable reluctance of the drivers
to tackle heavily, lead to a second goal for the Star Team from Altobelli in the 11th
minute, with the same player adding a third just before half-time. 3-0 to the Star Team.
In between these goals the gallant Star Team goalkeeper went off injured, to be replaced
by Jean-Luc Ettori (the former Monaco and France goalkeeper) who until then had been
playing in the back four.
The match resumed with Johnny Herbert in goal for the Drivers, though he could do nothing
to prevent the former Dutch international Franck Rijkaard (who played a solid game at the
back and in midfield) from increasing the score just eight minutes into the second half.
4-0 for the Star Team. Herbert went off after just under a quarter of an hour after making
a good save at the feet of an oncoming Star Team player, though he came back on later for
the last five minutes or so.
The Drivers Team started to come back into the game with half an hour to play, with
Michael Schumacher at last getting his reward for a lot of skillful play when he beat the
Star Team's ex-international goalkeeper with an angled shot in the 62nd minute to reduce
the Star Team lead to 4-1.
This prompted another good run from Alberto Tomba (very fast despite his solid form) who
increased the Star Team lead to 5-1 with his second goal.
In the last minute, Massaro capped a good defensive display by venturing forward and
scoring the second Drivers Team goal, to reduce the final score to 5-2.
As well as the celebrities on the pitch there were others amongst the spectators,
including Pernilla Wiberg the Swedish skiing star and football stars Alessandro Del Piero
and Fabien Barthez.
All proceeds from the match will go to the Monaco-based charity AMADE.