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.

Season 2017-18 saw OM finish in fourth place in the table, missing out on Champions League qualification on matchday 38. Rudi Garcia’s men performed on a fantastic run in the UEFA Europa League, but could not overcome an Atlético Madrid side featuring Antoine Griezmann in the final. On May 28th, 2019, Olympique de Marseille announced the name of tis new coach for the coming season: André Villas-Boas. Before having worked with the Chelsea, Zenit Saint-Petersburg and FC Porto.

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

The encounters

47 matchs joués

22
Won
11
Drawn
14
Lost
D11 - L1 19/20
October 27th, 2019
4-0
D29 - L1 18/19
March 17th, 2019
3-1
D11 - L1 18/19
October 28th, 2018
0-2

The Parisians against Marseille

Marseille have not secured three points in the high-profile encounter since the 2011-12 league campaign.

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.

The last time Olympique de Marseille won against the Parisians, Neymar JR was a player from Santos (Brazil).

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.

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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.