Paris vs Marseille

Olympique de Marseille in short

Founded in 1899, Marseille are one of the French League’s most iconic clubs, boasting a remarkable history, a long line of gifted players who have worn their traditional colours of white and blue with pride, and an impressive list of trophies lifted over the past century. To date, the club has won 9 Ligue 1 Uber Eats titles, 10 French Cup, 3 League Cup and 1 UEFA Champions League in 1993.

Since the beginning of the 1990s, Marseille have been regarded as Paris Saint-Germain’s principal domestic rivals: when the two clubs lock horns in the unmissable Classique, the motivation to win is even stronger than usual, for players and fans alike.

At the end of the 2019/20 season, the club finished 2nd in the ranking, behind Paris Saint-Germain, ensuring its qualification for the next Champions League. The club was part of Group C, including Manchester City, Olympiakos and FC Porto, but ended at the 4th position.

After the departure of André Villas-Boas, announced on February 2nd, 2021, the club enroled Jorge Sampaoli as new head coach, former Manager of the national team of Chile and Argentina. This change paid off as Marseille secured their place in the Europa League for the 2021-22 season with a win over Angers on the penultimate matchday of Ligue 1 Uber Eats.

In the 1992-93 Champions League final against AC Milan, Basile Boli scored the unique goal on Abedi Pele's corner.

The encounters

101 matchs joués

47
Won
20
Drawn
34
Lost
D24 - L1 20/21
February 7th, 2021
0-2
2020 Supercup
13 janvier 2021
2-1
D3 - L1 20/21
September 13th, 2020
0-1

The Parisians against Marseille

The Classique on February, 26th 2017 went done in history as the largest victory in an away game in the history of Classiques. PSG inflicted a heavy loss 5 goals to 1 upon OM thanks to goals from Marquinhos, Cavani, Lucas Moura, Draxler and Matuidi.

André Villas-Boas's men were travelling to Parc des Princes on Sunday, October 27th, 2019, for the Classique in Ligue 1 Uber Eats. The Parisians have won 4-0 with two goals from Mauro Icardi and Kylian Mbappe.

Defeated by Marseille on 2020-21 Ligue 1 Uber Eats matchday 3, the Red and Blue had not been defeated by Olympique de Marseille since the 2011-12 season. On February 7th, 2021, the Parisians defeated Marseille 2 - 0 at Orange Vélodrome, as part of championship matchday 24. For the 100th Classique of the history, Mauricio Pochettino's men can count on goals from Mbappé and Icardi.

On January 13th, 2021, at Lens, the Parisians won the 10th Supercup of their history, defeating Olympique de Marseille 2 - 1. For his 300th match with the Red and Blue, Marquinhos made a stunning performance during this Classico.

Parisians will play at Orange Vélodrome for the 2021-2022 season on October 24th 2021. The return match of Ligue 1 Uber Eats 2021-22 will take place at Parc des Princes on April 17th for the 30th matchday.

Icardi and Neymar scored to win the 10th Supercup of the history of the club, on January 13th, 2021.

Players to follow

Duel

Marquinhos

Defender 14/05/1994
Gold medalist with Brazil at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Marquinhos is a player of great rendezvous. In the final against Germany, he converted his penalty kick to help his team win Olympic gold for the first time in their history. On February 26th, 2017, he scored the first goal for the Parisians during the Classic at Orange Velodrome. On that night, the capital's players won 5-1 thanks to five different goalscorers.
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Steve Mandanda

Goalkeeper 28/03/1985
Trained in Le Havre, Steve Mandanda is a well-known goalkeeper, both at club level with OM and in international competitions with Les Bleus. He has experienced everything with Olympique de Marseille, of which he is the captain: 1 French Championship title, 3 League Cups, as well as a Europa League final in 2018. Selected with Les Bleus since 2008, he won the 2018 World Cup with Didier Deschamps, his former coach at OM between 2009 and 2012.

Orange Vélodrome

Opened in 1937, Stade Vélodrome is Marseille’s emblematic arena, the stage for several memorable matches that have left an imprint on the history of the club. Prior to UEFA Euro 2016, held in France, the stadium underwent significant refurbishment and modernisation, which increased its capacity from 60,000 to nearly 67,000. On April 26th, 2018, during their Europa League semi-final with Salzburg, Marseille set a new record attendance of 62,312. That twelfth man helped Les Phocéens to record a key 2-0 win, during which France international Florian Thauvin scored.

 

Marseille won important games at Velodrome in the race for Europe: Monaco (2-1), Montpellier (3-1) and Rennes (1-0).

3 boulevard Michelet
13 008 Marseille
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Practical information
Located in the centre of the city, the stadium can be accessed via the Sainte-Marguerite Dromel and Rond-Point du Prado stops of metro line M2, as well as by bus. You can also get to Stade Vélodrome by car; there are a number of car parks within the immediate vicinity.

Come back to Parc
The SANITARY PASS : the only way for a comeback to the Parc des Princes ! Find out about the conditions of access to the stadium, and all the information related to the return of fans to the Parc des Princes.