Something you need to know between PSG and Marseille: A History of Rivalry on and off the football field


This weekend sees the second match of the “Le Classique” season, as Paris Saint-Germain takes on Olympique Marseille in what is traditionally the biggest clash in the domestic calendar for French football.

The roots of Paris versus Marseille run deep. Let’s get into the history of these two old French clubs from this Paris Saint-Germain vs Olympique Marseille rivalry.



The story of the relationship between PSG and Marseille goes deep into French history. Although the rivalry is now a friendly war, it is still a “war” at the end of the day.

Paris and Marseille are two of the largest and most influential cities in France. They are also home to two of France’s most successful football clubs, which have won a total of over 40 domestic trophies.


Re-writing history?

For most of the 90s, Marseille dominated the game until the emergence of Paris Saint-Germain. At home, Paris Saint-Germain always dominated. They defeated OM 16 times in 35 matches in all competitions they played at the Parc des Princes. However, between 2006 and 2010, the Parisians failed to win four consecutive matches.

Let’s wait and see how they will fare this time.

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