THE PARK IS BREAKING!
Halftime at the Parc des Princes! PSG lead 2-1 over OM thanks to goals from Neymar and Mbappé! Opening of Neymar’s early result with a subtle lob that was quickly equalized by Caleta Car. Before the break, Mbappé shoots a penalty after a hand from Rongier! The Classic keeps all of those promises, even if the Parisians are the most dangerous!
MBAPPÉ scores the penalty!
Mbappé charges in front of Lopez and finds the Marseille keeper’s small net! 2 to 1 for PSG!
Penalty for PSG!
Suspicion of a hand in Rongier’s surface that actually appears to be touching her! Mr. Letexier will go to his screen to check … PENALTY!
Neymar-Mbappé is fine!
Another chance for Paris with a defection from Neymar returning for Mbappé! The Frenchman continues but his shot is deflected!
LEO MESSI GOAL REFUSED!
Nuno Mendes goes behind the defense and crosses back to Messi, who plants with his flat foot. The Portuguese was offside!
PSG is everywhere
PSG has been stung since the equalizer and is stored in front of the Marseille surface! Mbappé and then Neymar are still the most dangerous!
Neymar then dangerous to Mbappé
Neymar sends a corner over the wall and forces Lopez to make a reflex stop! Behind Mbappé places a header that grazes the post of the Marseille goalkeeper!
And here Marseille is revived in the park, 1 on 1! Donnarrumma clears a corner very poorly and there is a huge mess! Caleta Car shoots the ball into the goal!
Marseille is stored in the Paris warehouse
OM keep possession which is unusual for PSG! But Paris defends well in the axis and in the corridors.
Leo Messi misses his free kick
At the entrance of the penalty area, Lionel Messi will take a very dangerous free kick! It goes way over the top!
YELLOW CARD FOR GERSON!
The match got a bit sluggish with Messi overflowing and Gerson had to make a big mistake! Yellow card for the OM player!
THE BIG OPPORTUNITY MBAPPÉ MISSES!
Party on the edge of offside, Kylian Mbappé presents himself against Pau Lopez but misses the target completely! It was a huge opportunity for PSG!
YELLOW CARD FOR VERRATTI!
Already the first yellow card for Marco Verratti, who knocks down Guendouzi after a shove!
Marseille keeps going
After Neymar’s early goal, OM keeps turning the ball but can’t find interesting situations!
THE BUUUUUUT FROM NEYMAAAR!
Already 1-0 for PSG after sensational goal from Neymar! Verratti sends a wonderful deep ball for Neymar who hits Lopez with a great volley! What sense!
Rodier stays on the ground
Big tackle by Nuno Mendes who slices Rongier on the side! The Marseille player stays down but gets up.
Paris runs after the ball
Surprisingly, PSG chases the ball a bit, an unexpected scenario early in the game.
The first whistles for the Marseillais
First possession of the ball by OM and the first whistles to be heard in the stadium! Saliba is under pressure from Neymar but is doing well!
START THE CLASSIC!
Here we go with this PSG-OM, the classic of Ligue 1! The table leader welcomes his runner-up in an extraordinary atmosphere in the park!
Pauleta applauded a lot in the park!
Former Paris striker Pedro Miguel Pauleta received warm applause from the Auteuil corner and the CUP as he greeted the stands.
The only time the CUP broke their silence, other than when the Marseille squad announced they would yell at him during that prelude.
The VIPs present at the Parc des Princes
Many public figures are present tonight at the Paris enclosure: Blaise Matuidi, Jérémy Clement, Safet Susic, Marcos Ceara, Jimmy Algerino, Teddy Riner, Ciryl Gane, Roxana Maracineanu, Claude de Koh-Lanta, Cyril Hanouna, Vincent Cassel, Patrick Bruel, Julien Clerc, Camelia Jordana, Vegedream, Jean-Luc Reichmann, Nicolas Sarkozy, Mathilde Seignier, Fabien Onteniente.
A tribute will also be paid before the game to Marie-Antoinette Katoto, top scorer in PSG history. She receives a trophy from the hands of President Nasser Al-Khelaïfi before completing a lap of honor with Pauleta.
The warm-up of the Parisians in pictures
Start this classic in less than 20 minutes at the Parc des Princes!
A perfectly balanced record in Ligue 1
The other challenge of this clash for the two teams is to take the lead in the league’s head-to-head record. In 84 Ligue 1 games, PSG and OM have won 32 times each, being separated by 20 draws.
The Marseillais whistled
Despite the encouragement of the Parisian fans, the entry of the Olympians onto the grass to warm up was accompanied by whistle blowing from the stands.
Start of warm-up
The goalkeepers of both teams appeared on the Parc des Princes lawn 40 minutes after kick-off to start the warm-up. Outfield players will soon follow them.
Pauleta is here
PSG legend Pedro Miguel Pauleta traveled to Parc des Princes to take part in the Classic. The former Portuguese striker made 211 appearances for the Parisian club between 2003 and 2011, scoring 109 goals.
OM’s eleven, Lopez preferred Mandanda
After playing OM’s last three games, Mandanda gives way to Lopez in goal. Sampaoli decides to move Payet to the number 9 position, leaving Dieng and Bakambu on the bench while Milik is absent.
The composition of OM: Lopez – Rongier, Saliba, Caleta Car, Peres – Gerson, Kamara, Guendouzi, Gueye – Ünder, Payet
substitute: Mandanda, Kolasinac, Lirola, Harit, Targhalline, Henrique, Dieng, Bakambu, Ben Seghir
The composition of PSG with Mbappé, Neymar and Messi
No big surprise in the XI set up by Pochettino. After their injuries, Navas and Di Maria are only substitutes, unlike Kimpembe. Messi, Mbappé and Neymar are linked again in attack.
PSG composition: Donnarumma – Hakimi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Nuno Mendes – Danilo, Verratti, Gueye – Messi, Mbappé, Neymar
substitute: Navas, Ramos, Bernat, Kehrer, Wijnaldum, Dina Ebimbe, Simons, Icardi, Di Maria
The Parc des Princes is getting ready
Only one hour left until the start of the Classic!
The CUP arrives calmly
The Collectif Ultras Paris arrived at the Parc des Princes calmly, with no song or smoke.
The Parisians reach the Parc des Princes
1h15 before the start of the Classic. The composition of the two teams will fall soon.
Good atmosphere in front of the park
With the CUP planning a pep talk tonight, the atmosphere around the Parc des Princes is friendly at the moment with songs to be heard. The Paris fans enter the stadium. There are still plenty of them outside, at the bar just outside Porte Auteuil.
What does Sampaoli prepare?
The Marseille coach’s tactics are under scrutiny again when he managed to hang the reigning French runners-up (0-0) in a first leg in which PSG had been outnumbered for half an hour.
Despite a title that seems promised to PSG, this classic will not be without its challenges. This will be an opportunity for the Parisian public to express their anger and witness the final big poster of the season. The sporting rivalry between the two teams also appears to be intact, while OM has yet to secure the runners-up spot.
Without Milik, with Marquinhos
OM’s Polish striker is still recovering from the injury he picked up in the squad and will eventually miss the classic, along with Balerdi, De la Fuente and Alvaro. On the Paris side, Mauricio Pochettino can count on the return of Marquinhos, Di Maria and Navas, although he’s still missing Diallo, Kurzawa, Herrera, Paredes and Dagba.
>> the Paris group
>> the Marseille group
Good night to everybody
Welcome to RMC Sport to follow the classic between PSG and OM live at the end of the 32nd day of Ligue 1. The kick-off of this duel between the first two of the championship will be given at 20:45 at the Parc des Princes.
>> Relive the pre-match here