Where to see OM-PSG?
Kick-off at 8:45 p.m. this Sunday for the last match of the 25th day of Ligue 1. Not just any match, the OM-PSG Classic, at the Vélodrome.
And this, a little more than two weeks after Marseille's victory over Paris in the Coupe de France (2-1).
It will be on Amazon Prime Video and, of course, live commentary on our site.
Calendar and results Ligue 1
League 1 standings
OM and PSG in full?
As for OM, Igor Tudor will have to do without two key elements in defense, Samuel Gigot and Chancel Mbemba.
Fortunately for the Croatian coach, Eric Bailly, suspended for the Coupe de France match just over two weeks ago, is back.
Unsurprisingly, Neymar Jr and Renato Sanches are out of the PSG side.
For Achraf Hakimi, it was necessary to wait for Saturday's session.
The test was inconclusive.
Out from Bayern (0-1 defeat), the Moroccan is not part of the Parisian group.
Unavailable since the defeat in Rennes in mid-January (3-1), Nordi Mukiele is back.
To see if he is able to start.
I made Warren (Zaire-Emery) work on the right side, to compensate for possible absences
, slipped Christophe Galtier, planning
But his position is midfield, that's where he performs best.
“The 16-year-old titi may still have to help out on the right if the Parisian coach opts for a three-man defense.
We are talking about it.
Otherwise, there is always the Timothée Pembélé option.
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A turning point for the title?
Igor Tudor and Christophe Galtier agree on this point: "
There will still be a lot of matches after this one
a lot of points to distribute
They are quite right.
Still 13 days to go, 39 points to take.
Nevertheless, in the event of success for PSG in Marseille, OM would be relegated to eight lengths behind their best enemy.
You should never say never, but the mission of the Olympians would become herculean.
In the event of victory, on the other hand, Kiss Cool double effect: the men of Tudor would return to two points behind PSG in the standings, while putting the club of the capital on fire and blood.
The stakes are therefore excessively high this Sunday, at the Vélodrome.
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With Mbappé, does that change everything?
Anyway, it changes a lot of things.
With Igor Tudor's OM, we know what we have and… what we don't have.
A game carried forward, pressing, risk taking and one against one behind.
Everything to please Kylian Mbappé, package in the Coupe de France, and who has still not lost in 11 Classics (7 goals, 1 assist).
We will have to do the opposite of what we did during the Coupe de France match, win duels, get out of the Marseille pressure and have a lot more play and deep runs, which we really lacked. on this first game.
With Kylian's presence, there will be depth... But it won't just be Kylian who brings it.
It will be easier for OM to control if there is only him, even if he is able to make differences individually on calls.
Other players will have to project themselves much more freely and with much more determination to attack in the best possible way against Marseille
, ”analyzes Galtier.
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Since when did OM not beat PSG twice in a row?
The end of a blessed era for Marseille fans, when OM won eight Classics out of 12 between 2006 and 2011, including a Champions Trophy on penalties.
Still, these last two consecutive victories date back to March and November 2011, at the Vélodrome (2-1 and 3-0), just before and just after the passage of PSG under the Qatari flag and… a series of 20 matches without defeat against Marseille for the Rouge et Bleu (17 wins, 3 draws).
In the last seven Classics, four Parisian victories (only one by more than a goal difference), two draws and two Marseille successes, in 2020 in Paris (0-1) and on February 8.
Pushed by a burning Vélodrome, the Marseillais had brought down PSG in the round of 16 of the Coupe de France, on February 8.
CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP
With or without Parisian supporters?
Of course, without.
As usual… The Bouches-du-Rhône police chief had already issued an order to this effect in early February.
Considering that PSG's travels are frequently a source of public order disturbances
", that "
some OM supporters also frequently adopt violent behavior
" and that "
relationships between OM and PSG supporters are imprints of animosity for very many years
”, the Ministry of the Interior, evoking the “
” between the two clans and the “
serious risk of serious clashes
” which results from it, also took one on February 22 last : "
On Sunday February 26, 2023, the individual or collective travel, by any means, of any person claiming to be a supporter of Paris-Saint-Germain or behaving as such, is prohibited between the municipalities of the Ile- of France and Marseilles
OM should nevertheless beat their attendance record at the Vélodrome stadium this Sunday evening.