ᑕ❶ᑐ From ‘punching bag’ to ‘ruler’: how PSG turned in rivalry with Olympique after becoming ‘new rich’

, ᑕ❶ᑐ From ‘punching bag’ to ‘ruler’: how PSG turned in rivalry with Olympique after becoming ‘new rich’

Protagonists of the greatest rivalry in French (Site notre bureau spécialisé), Marseille Olympic Games e Paris Saint Germain face off in a classic this Wednesday (8), starting at 5:10 p.m. (Brasília time), in search of qualification for the quarter-finals in French Cup. The duel takes place at the Stade Vélodrome; whoever loses goes home.

And if today the classic between the two French giants has a remarkable dominance of PSG, which has not been beaten by the rival since September 2020, in the last decade the reality of the confrontation was completely different, the Parisian team being « punching bag ». ”. of the Marseilles.

PSG’s return to the game began in May 2011, when the club was acquired by Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) and began to be replicated by Nasser Al-Khelaïfi. Sometimes, the Parisians join the ranks of the « new wealth » of (Site notre bureau spécialisé) and, little by little, abandon the Olympic.

Before starting its billionaire « era », the Parisian club was a real Marseille « customer ». That’s what the numbers show. Taking into account the classic disputes since the creation of the new format of the League 1In the 1971/72 season, in UE 74 matches between Rivals, with 31 wins for Marseille, 25 for PSG and 18 draws.

In addition, from the end of the 1980s to the beginning of the 1990s, Olympique was the « fashionable » team in France and had a real squad with Barthez, Desailly, Amoros, Mozer, Deschamps, Abedi Pelé and grandpa. In addition to the fourth French championship (1988/89, 1989/90, 1990/91 and 1991/92), he won the Champions League in the 1992/93 season, a feat that remains an obsession for PSG.

It should be remembered that Marseille were also French champions in the 1992/93 season, but were stripped of the title due to a results system involving a player from the club. For this reason, the achievement was withdrawn and the team was relegated to the second division of France and unable to play in the club world cup.

During the period, the Marseillais also brought back 26 of the 28 titles they brought back in history. Meanwhile, at the same time, PSG lifted 18 of the 47 trophies from their stands.

PSG « new rich » and returns to the top in the classic

For the 2011/12 season, the first on the course of which the investments engendered by PSG began to be noticed directly in the team, the Parisians turned the key in the classic and began to dominate the confrontation.

Since then, there have been 27 clashes between the two rivals, with 21 wins for PSG and just two for Olympique. In the period, there were still four draws.

In addition, PSG has almost doubled the number of titles: there were 29 against only two won by the Marseillais.

Including, speaking of titles, both have faced each other in four finals in history, with two titles on each side, in the Coupe de France and French Super Cup.