Paris vs Metz

FC Metz in short

Founded in 1919, Football Club de Metz discovered professional status at the beginning of the 1932-33 season, participating in the first French professional football championship. Although the club has oscillated between the first and second divisions since the 2000s, it is nevertheless one of the most regular at the highest level, as evidenced by its 35 consecutive seasons in the elite between 1967 and 2002. The club have won two French Cup in 1984 and 1988, as well as 1 League Cup in 1996 against Olympique Lyonnais. After an exceptional 2018-19 season, the team have validated their rise to Ligue 1 Uber Eats, only one year after having left it. For their return within the top league, the club finished 15th in the ranking, above Dijon and Saint-Etienne.

The team has been coached since the summer of 2018 by Vincent Hognon, a former player at AS Nancy-Lorraine, AS Saint-Etienne and OGC Nice.

FC Metz won the French Cup in 1988, beating FC Sochaux-Montbéliard in the final after extra time.

The encounters

28 matchs joués

19
Won
5
Drawn
4
Lost
D1 - L1 20/21
September 16th, 2020
1-0
D4 - L1 19/20
August 30th, 2019
0-2
D29 - L1 17/18
March 10th, 2018
5-0

The Parisians against Metz

Throughout their history, Paris Saint-Germain and Football Club de Metz have played each other on many occasions. The last victory of the Grenats in the capital dates back to the 1995-96 season.

On 2019-20 season, Marquinhos's teammates had defeated them 2 - 0 in Moselle on matchday 4, with a goal from Di Maria and Choupo-Moting. On September 16th, 2020, the Red and Blue won their first victory of the season against FC Metz. Despite the expulsion of Diallo and Bernat's injury, the Parisians won at the very end of the game thanks to Draxler, and after a very good job by Di Maria.

FC Metz have not beaten Paris Saint-Germain since the 2005-06 season of Ligue 1 Uber Eats.

Players to follow

Duel

Kylian Mbappé

Striker 20/12/1998
Kylian Mbappe made his debut for AS Bondy in Seine-Saint-Denis, a club that also produced players such as Sebastien Corchia and Jonathan Ikone. In 2015, he signed his first professional contract with AS Monaco, before joining Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2017. On September 8th, 2017, in his first match with the Parisian jersey, the striker scored his first goal against FC Metz. But Kylian Mbappé also enjoyed a meteoric rise with Les Bleus, with whom he won the 2018 World Cup, coached by Didier Deschamps. Named Best Young Player of the tournament, he became at 17 the second youngest goalscorer in a World Cup final, behind Pele.
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Habib Diallo

Striker 18/06/1995
Born on June 18th, 1995, in Thiès, Senegal, Habib Diallo made his professional debut with Football Club of Metz in the 2015-16 season, scoring 9 goals and delivering two assists at just 20 years old. After a one-and-a-half year loan at Stade Brestois 29 between January 2017 and June 2018, he returned to the Grenats at the beginning of the 2018-19 season to take over the top spot. He then confirmed all the hopes placed in him and made his skills as a finisher visible, scoring 25 goals and delivering 5 assists, asserting himself as a key element of the FC Metz championship title and his rise to Ligue 1 Uber Eats.

Saint-Symphorien Stadium

Inaugurated in 1923, Saint-Symphorien Stadium is the mythical venue of Football Club of Metz since the club was founded four years earlier. After extensive renovations, the stadium in its current configuration can accommodate 24,985 spectators in the North, South Moselle, West and East stands. This season in Ligue 2 BKT, FC Metz was in second position in terms of average attendance, just behind Racing Club de Lens. The record attendance dates back to December 7th, 1991, and the receipt of Olympique de Marseille.

3 allée Saint-Symphorien
57 050 Longeville-lès-Metz
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Practical information
Located on the island of Saint-Symphorien on the banks of the Moselle, the stadium is accessible by car from the A31 motorway at exit number 32 "Metz - Centre". Located near the stadium, the ice rink parking is an option that can accommodate the supporters' vehicle, as well as the Republic and Maud'Huy parkings, located in downtown Metz. On match nights, it is also possible to use the MET network and its parking relay - public transport system via line A or B.