PSG-OM: why the classic is electric again

PSG and OM meet this Sunday at the end of Day 32 of Ligue 1 for a shocker that promises to be power, on and off the pitch. In the face of an angry public, Parisians could almost certainly ensure a 10th national crown in the event of a success, while Marseille could revive (slightly) the mystery in the title race.

The classic poster between PSG and OM doesn’t lack for flavor, despite a 12-point difference before the start of Day 32. The flagship match of the French Championship, this match promises to be electric on and off the field at the Parc des Princes. the explanation.

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A turn towards the fight for the title

Seven days after the end, PSG have nine fingers on the hexagon. With 12 points ahead of the great rival, Kylian Mbappe’s teammate can end almost all of the suspense in a win-win situation at the Parc des Princes this Sunday at 10:40 pm. If PSG wins the blow, they will be 15 points ahead of their opponents six days from the end. The title can be mathematically validated during the 33rd day in the event of a win against Angers and if Marseille does not win against Nantes.

If OM conquers Parc, the difference between the two formations will be reduced to nine units and there will be six games left. Which will revive the race for the title (slightly), even if Jorge Sampaoli’s men have a fragile schedule to manage between the Championship (Nantes, Lyon, Rennes, Strasbourg) and the Europa Conference League (semi-final against Feyenoord) . ,

tension in the stand

Paris supporters have continued to express their discontent since their Champions League exit in the 16th round against Real Madrid. After whistling against Bordeaux and Lorient, especially against Lionel Messi and Neymar and Banner, Capital Club militants must continue their discontent against Marseille on Sunday while remaining silent. Lack of affection that doesn’t affect players like Neymar.

Neymar said, “We don’t like to lose. It’s very difficult with what happened in Madrid, but we have to keep going. It hurts us a lot, it hurts to lose, it hurts because we hope to go. We’re doing. Champions League final. I know it’s difficult for fans to accept this defeat. But it’s even more so for us,” the Brazilian explained on Prime Video after his success against Hex.

Last Gala Poster for Paris

Without the Champions League, go out with shocks against Manchester City or Liverpool. Since finishing in C1 in mid-March, the Parisians have only the championship to dispute. So very few posters are at stake, other than the Classic, which is PSG’s last major match this season, as the calendar promises to be relatively quiet until the end of the championship (Angers, Lens, Strasbourg, Troyes, Montpellier, Metz) .

For his part, OM will have the opportunity to further spice up the final weeks of competition and ideally prepare for their Europa Conference League semi-final against Feyenoord (visit the Netherlands on 28 April, return to France on 5 May). ), while focused on his goal of being runner-up for PSG. Marseille are fighting a fierce battle with Rennes and could take advantage of Breton’s loss against Monaco to take a six-point lead in the event of a breakthrough.

a comeback rivalry

In recent years, the rivalry between the two clubs has lost some flavor as the Parisians have clearly dominated the prolonged conflicts. But over the past two seasons, Marseille has shown the muscle to hold a 0-0 first leg at the velodrome. After a setback marked by Neymar’s accusations of racism against Alvaro González, teammates from Dimitri Payet also won at the Parc des Princes last season (0–1).

A year and a half after the feud, the Spanish defender is put in the closet by his coach, but he hasn’t forgotten the brawl. “Personally I don’t want to miss him because he was ugly (“Phu Fei”, in VO), he treated me very badly from the point of view of football, but also in his personal life”, Alvaro explained in an interview. Like last February. The two people had exchanged for a long time on social networks.

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