Formula 1 drivers beat All Stars in Monaco charity football match

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Fernando Alonso changed his day job briefly ahead of the 2016 Monaco Grand Prix when he captained the Nazionale Piloti team in Tuesday’s charity football match.

Nazionale Piloti defeated opponents All Stars who were managed by Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri, who led the English professional football club to success in the Premier League and team Captain Prince Albert of Monaco.

Alonso, Max Verstappen, Carlos Sainz Jr and Felipe Massa were among the Formula 1 drivers who appeared at Monaco’s Stade Louis II, the home stadium of AS Monaco.

The drivers also had a helping hand from former Arsenal players Emmanuel Petit and William Gallas. Alonso added a goal to his team when he scored a free-kick, another two goals led them to a 3-1 win.

For two-decades the charity football match has become a tradition before the most eagerly anticipated Grand Prix of the F1 calendar at the Monte Carlo street circuit. The football match raises money for AMADE Monaco, who help children to have the opportunity to fulfil their potential whatever their social or religious class.