Paris vs Montpellier

Montpellier HSC in short

Founded in 1919 as Stade Olympique Montpelliérain, Montpellier Hérault Sport Club appeared in their current guise in 1989, under the stewardship of their flamboyant late president Louis Nicollin. Nicollin had been in charge of the club since 1974, the year in which they merged with local outfit AS Paillade to become Montpellier Paillade Sport Club Littoral. A backwater club at the time, they rose to the French top flight within seven years.

Within its history, Montpellier HSC have won the French Cup in 1929 and 1990, as wel as the Ligue 1 Uber Eats in 2012, a stunning triumph in which they held off the challenge of Paris Saint-Germain in an exciting run-in.

Head coach of the club since May 23rd, 2017, and following spells with FC Nantes, Clermont Foot 63, and Stade de Reims, Michel Der Zakarian will be leaving his position at the end of the season. At the end of the 2019-20 season of Ligue 1 Uber Eats, the club finished 7th in the ranking, behind Lyon and Reims.

Montpellier HSC took part in the very first edition of the French professional football championship in 1932.

The encounters

38 matchs joués

16
Won
14
Drawn
8
Lost
D21 - L1 20/21
January 22th, 2021
0-4
D13 - L1 20/21
December 5th, 2020
1-3
D22 - L1 19/20
February 1st, 2020
5-0

The Parisians against Montpellier

On January 27th, 2018, Paris Saint-Germain have won 4-0 and Edinson Cavani scored his 157th goal for the Parisians to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic as its all-time leading scorer.

On December 5th, 2020, the Parisians had defeated them 3 - 1 at la Mosson, as part of French championship. The Red and Blue can count on goals from Dagba, Kean, and the 100th goal of Kylian Mbappé with the Paris Saint-Germain.

Paris Saint-Germain was receiving Montpellier HSC at the Parc des Princes on January 22nd, 2021, as part of championship matchday 21. For the 100th match of Neymar with the Red and Blue, the club went victorious 4 - 0, with goals from Mbappé, Neymar and Icardi.

On January 5th, 2015, Montpellier HSC lost 3 - 0 on French Cup Round of 64 against Paris Saint-Germain. The Red and Blue then went victorious in the final after their victory over AJ Auxerre.

Players to follow

Duel

Mauro Icardi

Striker 19/02/1993
When he arrived at Paris Saint-Germain on September 2nd, 2019, Mauro Icardi was considered one of the best strikers in Europe. He soon began to express his goalscoring skills in the Parisian colours. In his third appearance, he scored his first goal, giving the Parisians victory in a complicated Champions League match against Galatasaray. On October 5th, 2019, on the receipt of SCO Angers, Mauro Icardi scored his first goal in Ligue 1 Uber Eats, taking a very good assisst from Pablo Sarabia. The Red and Blue won 4-0 with four different scorers. On May 31th, 2020, Paris Saint-Germain decided to exercise their purchase option, validating his definitive transfer to the capital.
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Andy Delort

Striker 06/10/1991
Born in Sete on October 6th, 1993, Andy Delort made his professional debut in 2009, under Jean-Michel Cavalli at Nîmes Olympique in Ligue 2 BKT. Back in AC Ajaccio in 2010, the club that trained him, he revealed himself at the highest level during 2013-14 season at Tours FC, scoring 25 goals and giving 8 assists. After having played for the Mexican of Tigres and back in France at Toulouse Football Club, he joined Montpellier Hérault HSC in the summer 2018, scoring one goal against Genoa and Villarreal during pre-season games. Atypical striker, vigorous and talented in the air sector, he stated being insired by his models Jean-Pierre Papin and Eric Cantona.

La Mosson Stadium

Opened in 1972, the Stade de la Mosson has been officially known as the Stade de la Mosson-Mondial 98 since the 1998 World Cup held in France. It owes its name to the river that runs by the stadium. Boasting a capacity of nearly 33,000, the stadium is the 12th-largest in France and also hosted matches at the 2007 Rugby World Cup. The stadium’s record attendance is 29,507, set on the opening day of the 2001/02 season, on the receipt of Olympique de Marseille.

Avenue de Heidelberg
34 080 Montpellier
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Practical information
The stadium has its own stop on Line 1 of the city’s tram system and is also a five-minute walk away from a 2,450-space municipal car park.