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Olympique de Marseille

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 nine top-tier league titles, 13 domestic cups and a UEFA Champions League crown (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 Blues or Zenit Saint-Petersburg, the Portuguese performed well on FC Porto bench, winning during 2010-11 season the Supertaça, Taça de Portugal, the Primeira Liga and the UEFA Europa Leage as well, with a talented players like Maicon, Otamendi, Joao Moutinho, Hulk, James Rodriguez and Falcao.

Olympique de Marseille

  • LIGUE 1 Conforama
    Day 30
    Sunday, March 22nd
    Orange Vélodrome
    Date to be confirmed
    Olympique de Marseille PARIS Saint-Germain
    Olympique de Marseille
    PARIS Saint-Germain

Previous encounters

Paris SG - Olympique de Marseille

In the Coupe de France, the Parisians’ have registered 10 wins for one defeat. It is worth noting that Marseille have not secured three points in the high-profile encounter since the 2011-12 league campaign.

André Villas-Boas's men was travelling to Parc des Princes on Sunday, October 27th for the Classique in Ligue 1 Conforama. The Parisians have won 4-0 with two goals from Mauro Icardi and Kylian Mbappe. The Marseillais will be receiving the Parisians on Sunday, March 22nd.

Did you know?

Historically, Marseille have always placed confidence in their youth academy graduates, or “Les Minots” as they are known locally. Over the years, the Robert Louis Dreyfus Centre, named after the club’s former owner, has produced highly talented players such as Alain Boghossian, Mathieu Flamini, Samir Nasri and the Ayew brothers. Marseille have also launched OM Next Generation, a partnership with numerous affiliated clubs, the goal of which is to spot the talents of tomorrow and help them to reach the very highest levels of the game.

Player to watch

Dario Benedetto
17/05/1990
Forward

Born on May 17th, 1990, in Berazategui, Argentina, Dario Benedetto made his debut at Arsenal Sarandi in Argentina in 2007.  After two years at the club, he was loaned successively to the Defensa y Justicia club and then to Gimnasia de Jujuy. Under the colours of Gimnasia de Jujuy was prolific, scoring 11 goals in 19 games. In 2013, he joined the Tijuana club where for his first appearance for the team, he scored a hat-trick against the Atlas Club of Guadalajara. A Boca Juniors striker since 2016, he won the Argentinean league in 2017 and 2018, as well as the Argentine Super Cup in 2018. An Argentine international since 2017, he was named Argentina Footballer of the Year in the same year. On August 5, 2019, the Olympique de Marseille announced the signing of Dario Benedetto for a period of 4 years.

Olympique de Marseille official squad for the receipt of Paris Saint-Germain

Discover Olympique de Marseille squad for the travel to Parc des Princes as part of  2019-20 Ligue 1 Conforama matchday 11!
October, 27th

Mandanda, Sarr, Sakai, Kamara, Caleta-Car, Strootman, Rongier, Lopez, Benedetto, Germain, Payet

Orange Velodrome

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 found the net.

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3 boulevard Michelet

13 008 Marseille 

INFOS PRATIQUES

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.

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