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OM - PSG: defenseless, the surprising composition of Marseille

Undefeated &agrav; home but diminished due to injuries, Olympique de Marseille welcomes a PSG confident of its strength and irresistible this season on the road.

The perfume that emanates from a Classic always has a particular smell. A mix of passion, excitement and tension. These meetings between Olympique de Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain belong to the their own dimension, a rivalry built from scratch but which over time has found its place through its symbolic dimension more than through its sporting interest.

It must be said that on the field in recent years, the duel has been sorely lacking. of suspense, the Parisians having imposedé too regularly their superiority, to the point of not having lost in Ligue 1 against rival Marseille for almost four years. A trend that the Marseillais would like to reverse but the circumstances still seem contrary to them after coming out of a painful international truce.

Who in defense for OM ?

"We're not going to cry about our fate. People in the squad will have their chance", put it into perspective Jean-Louis Gasset at a press conference on Friday. The Marseille coach knows, however, that he will have to invent something when it comes time to face PSG. Indeed, against Chile, Clauss did not have the evening he was hoping for. In front of his supporters, the Marseille full-back was injured. all alone in the hamstrings, thus putting an end to the match against PSG and several weeks of competition. A hard blow but not the only one for OM who will also have to do without Onana, Sarr and Meïté.

It's even the entire Marseille defensive sector which appears weakenedé since Gigot and Balerdi are uncertain. The first took over à distance from the group and we do not know the degree of commitment that he can tolerate while the second remains taking care. Enough to give the Marseille technician a headache when hosting PSG and its offensive armada. "When there is more talent in front, if you want to achieve something, you have to find solutions à other places. And here, we talk about collective. &Be much more concentrated, much more aggressive, much more skillful with the ball, make the opponent run in sequence, & be effective at attacking. the slightest opportunity, he indicated. "I am confident in the players who will be there. Everyone has a responsibility. with the OM" jersey, on his sideé assured Paul Lopez. An essential confidence to come à end of the leader, and which will be fueled by the fervor of the Vélodrome whereù OM are undefeated this season in all competitions. A Vélodrome which has been waiting for a victory against PSG in the Championship for 13 long years now.

A smooth recovery

If OM bandages its injured and is forced to tinker, PSG approaches the meeting with much less pressure and problems. Symbol of serenity ambient, Luis Enrique grantedé two days of rest à its squad and another additional one for its internationals. An appreciated gesture by a workforce that has little time to breathe and responds to the demands of the team. long-term logic. The former coach knows that the refreshing freshness is regained there. will be beneficial for the final sprint with in 10 days the reception of FC Barcelona in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League.

A lightened approach but not sloppy, the Spanish technician respecting his opponent too much to allow himself such frivolity. Nevertheless, the twelve points lead of his team over his runner-up from Brest allows him to win. more largesse and à protect organisms. So, it is not certain that he will take risks with Marquinhos. Touché with the Achilles tendon in mid-February, the Brazilian captain is uncertain and with the deadlines at hand. come, he could be protected. This is not the case for Asensio. The Spanish is à operational again and should take advantage of Barcola's injury to find playing time. If the stakes are low, Luis Enrique will have to play again. heart that his men maintain invincibility Parisian à away this season in Ligue 1.

This Sunday at the Vélodrome, a series should therefore come to an end. Rest à know which one.

The 27th day of Ligue 1 closes with a duel between Olympique de Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain. This meeting will take place à from 8:45 p.m., on the side from the V&eac;odrome stadium, & Marseille.

The match of the 27th day of Ligue 1 between Olympique de Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain will be broadcast live and exclusively& oacute; on Prime 1.

The meeting between Olympique de Marseille by Jean-Louis Gasset and Paris Saint-Germain by Luis Enrique will be available in streaming on the Prime Video platform.

Betclic: Olympique de Marseille: 3.30/Draw: 3.88/Paris Saint-Germain: 2.20

Parions Sport: Olympique de Marseille: 3.50/Draw: 4.00/Paris Saint-Germain: 2.00

Winamax: Olympique de Marseille: 3.25/Draw: 3.95/Paris Saint-Germain: 2.00

Olympique de Marseille: Pau Lopez – Mbemba, Balerdi, Kondogbia, Merlin – Harit, Ounahi, Veretout – Ndiaye, Moumbagna, Aubameyang.

Paris Saint-Germain: Donnarumma – Hakimi, Beraldo, Hernandez, Nuno Mendes – Ruiz, Vitinha, Lee – Dembélé, Mbappé, Asensio.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116