Monaco Grand Prix: Ranieri's winning run ends in charity soccer match

    F1 star Fernando Alonso talks to Prince Albert II of Monaco as the pair lead the teams out for a charity soccer match ahead of the weekend's Monaco Grand Prix.

    Story highlights

    • Ranieri's celebrity side loses to F1 team
    • Fernando Alonso scores fine free-kick
    • Game raised funds for underprivileged children

    (CNN)He's the man who guided unfashionable Leicester City to a stunning English Premier League title -- but Claudio Ranieri couldn't inspire an All Stars team to victory over a Formula One side in Monaco.

    Ranieri steered the celebrity XI in the annual charity soccer match that precedes the weekend's Monaco Grand Prix.
      The Italian last tasted defeat when his Leicester team lost a dramatic game at Arsenal back in February.
        But his temporary charges proved no match for a team including double F1 world champion Fernando Alonso -- who scored a memorable free-kick -- Spanish Grand Prix winner Max Verstappen and Williams star Felipe Massa, who ran out 3-1 winners.
        A delighted Alonso tweeted a link to footage of the free-kick, which he sent soaring into the top corner of the net.
        The game, which raised funds for underprivileged children and was the 24th in an annual charity series, saw Ranieri return to Monaco's Stade Louis II, where he was manager between 2012 and 2014.
        Fernando Alonso enjoys one of his goals in the pre-Monaco Grand Prix charity soccer match.
        Despite boasting Prince Albert II, the principality's reigning monarch, in his ranks, the Italian was unable to transfer his Leicester stardust to his Monaco men.
        Monaco's Grand Prix, long seen as the most fashionable and glamorous race on the F1 circuit, takes place Sunday.
        And 18-year-old Red Bull driver Verstappen will be the center of attention after his heroics in Spain made him F1's youngest-ever Grand Prix winner.
        The teenager's triumph in Spain capped a meteoric rise that saw him make his F1 debut with Toro Rosso at the age of 17 -- before he could legally drive a road car in the Netherlands -- and then earn a promotion to sister team Red Bull just 10 days before the Spanish race.
          All that -- and it turns out he can play football, too.
          Max Verstappen on the ball during the 24th World Stars football match at Stade Louis II, Monaco.