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90' + 9'
Red Card
90' + 7'
D. Benedetto
Yellow 2nd/RC
90' + 7'
J. Amavi
Red Card
90' + 7'
L. Kurzawa
Red Card
F. Thauvin
D. Payet
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Match Stats

65% 34%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 4 2
Total Passes 529 279
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Lille LIL Lille 38 24 11 3 64 23 +41 83 W D W W W
2 PSG PSG PSG 38 26 4 8 86 28 +58 82 W W D W W
3 Monaco ASM Monaco 38 24 6 8 76 42 +34 78 D W W L W
4 Olympique Lyonnais OL Olympique Lyonnais 38 22 10 6 81 43 +38 76 L W W W L
5 Olympique Marseille OM Olympique Marseille 38 16 12 10 54 47 +7 60 D W L D W
6 Rennes REN Rennes 38 16 10 12 52 40 +12 58 W L D L W
7 Lens RCL Lens 38 15 12 11 55 54 +1 57 D L L L W
8 Montpellier MON Montpellier 38 14 12 12 60 62 -2 54 W D W L L
9 Nice NIC Nice 38 15 7 16 50 53 -3 52 W L W L W
10 Metz MET Metz 38 12 11 15 44 48 -4 47 D L L W L
11 Saint-Étienne ASS Saint-Étienne 38 12 10 16 42 54 -12 46 L D W W L
12 Bordeaux GIR Bordeaux 38 13 6 19 42 56 -14 45 W W L W L
13 Angers SCO SCO Angers SCO 38 12 8 18 40 58 -18 44 L L W L L
14 Reims SR Reims 38 9 15 14 42 50 -8 42 L L L D L
15 Strasbourg STR Strasbourg 38 11 9 18 49 58 -9 42 D W L D L
16 Lorient FCL Lorient 38 11 9 18 50 68 -18 42 D W L W W
17 Brest BRE Brest 38 11 8 19 50 66 -16 41 L D L L W
18 Nantes NAN Nantes 38 9 13 16 47 55 -8 40 L W W W W
19 Nîmes NIM Nîmes 38 9 8 21 40 71 -31 35 L L W D L
20 Dijon DIJ Dijon 38 4 9 25 25 73 -48 21 W L L L L


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That's it from me here tonight, I hope you've enjoyed following along. What a spectacle that was. Until the next time, adieu!
Marseille are dancing in the Parisian moonlight. They are absolutely loving it out on the pitch, particularly Payet, who came in for some brutal treatment throughout the game. PSG, meanwhile? Played two, lost two. That doesn't happen very often.
Where do you even start? Marseille win their first Classique in 21 games thanks to Thauvin's brilliant finish from Payet's free-kick, but this has been an absolute blockbuster of a match - and it's ended in really ugly scenes. Mandanda made two great saves, Di Maria and Thauvin saw goals ruled out but the headlines will all be about the full-time scenes as five players are sent off. Amavi, Kurzawa, Benedetto, Paredes and Neymar are all shown red after an ugly brawl in the dying seconds, following 90 minutes of non-stop aggro between the two great rivals.
90' + 10' Neymar appears to have accused a Marseille player of racism as he left the field by a pitchside microphone.
Red Card
90' + 9' Neymar is off too! PSG down to eight men, Marseille down to nine. The referee checked Neymar's on the VAR screen.
90' + 7' Paredes is the fourth player sent off, both teams now down to nine men. His shove on Benedetto kicked the whole thing off.
90' + 7' Benedetto is shown a second yellow now, but this isn't dying down!
L. Kurzawa
Red Card
90' + 7' Kurzawa is sent off too, and there's more on the way!
J. Amavi
Red Card
90' + 7' Amavi is sent off for his part in the brawl.
90' + 6' More fisticuffs! This is getting really ugly now, and it is going to take some sorting out for the referee. Expect to see a red card or two. Paredes shoved Benedetto, Kurzawa looked to raise a boot at somebody else, and then it all kicked off.
90' + 5' Alvaro watches the ball out for another goal kick, and Neymar shoves him over once it's crossed the line. The defender seems to find it pretty funny, then goes over to Neymar to give him an earful as the clock ticks over.
90' + 4' Neymar overhits a pass out towards Kurzawa on the left, and it dribbles out for a goal kick. Two minutes to go...
90' + 3' Benedetto goes over the top of Paredes as the pair contest a Mandanda goal kick, landing very uncomfortably on his shoulder. You can see why PSG think he's milking it, but that will have hurt.
90' + 2' Superb defending from Marseille! Neymar jinks his way towards the penalty area and a stray boot inadvertently plays Draxler through, but the white shirts swarm around him to snuff out the chance. The flag goes up eventually anyway, but the ball did come off a Marseille boot, not Neymar's.
K. Strootman
Yellow Card
90' + 1' Strootman is booked for a foul on the halfway line. He reacts with a thumbs-up, because that's a few more seconds gone.
90' + 1' Six minutes of stoppage time.
90' Draxler attempts a piece of skill in midfield but leaves the ball behind and Strootman carries it all the way up to the corner flag as the home fans sound their disbelief.
90' Marseille are hurling themselves in front of every ball now. Fantastic commitment.
89' Sakai makes a superb sliding interception. The Japan right-back is perhaps lucky to still be on the pitch after a foul late in the first half, but he's done well tonight after being booked early on.
88' Di Maria brings the ball into the area, driving in from the left flank, but Marseille get everyone back and somebody gets a foot in as Neymar looks to lay off Kurzawa at the left corner of the box.
86' PSG are huffing and puffing, but the visitors are managing to keep them at arm's length. Villas-Boas will be delighted with his side's organisation tonight, they've been right on it.
85' Dagba does brilliantly straight after coming on, chasing the ball down the right, keeping hold of it and teasing a left-footed cross in, but Sarabia can't quite meet it at the edge of the six-yard box.
C. Dagba
A. Florenzi
84' Florenzi's debut is over, and he's had a pretty good one. Dagba comes on for the closing stages.
L. Kurzawa
Juan Bernat
84' Kurzawa replaces Bernat at left-back.
84' Marseille win a corner on the right, and Rongier wanders over slowly to take it, drawing the ire of the home fans. It's taken short, and Radonjic's cross is headed away.
82' Marseille look to have moved into a 5-3-1-1 sort of shape off the ball now. PSG are still getting space out wide, but they don't have a lot of height on the pitch to meet the crosses that are coming in.
80' Di Maria delivers the free-kick from by the left touchline, but it's a poor effort and Gueye can't get out to flick it on before it's cleared.
79' Neymar is fouled by Alvaro, and PSG have another free-kick to send into the area.
N. Radonjić
D. Payet
77' Payet has taken an absolute battering for his team tonight, and he's earned a rest. Radonjic comes on in his place.
V. Germain
F. Thauvin
77' Germain comes on to replace Thauvin, whose first-half goal is the difference between the teams right now.
76' Another chance for Neymar! Florenzi sends in a deep cross from the right and Bernat nods it back into the danger zone, but Neymar gets under the ball and directs it way over the crossbar.
76' Fifteen minutes to go. Just as a reminder, Marseille haven't won any of their last 20 games with PSG in all competitions. Can they hold on?
Á. Di María
Yellow Card
74' Now Di Maria is booked, the latest man to make a really poor tackle on Payet. He rubbed salt in PSG's wounds after the Champions League final, and it looks as though they didn't like it.
73' There's a brief break in play as the physios come on to take a look at Payet. He absolutely howled in pain as Paredes swept his ankle from beneath him, but he's ok to continue after a squirt of magic spray.
L. Paredes
Yellow Card
72' Within literal seconds of coming on, Paredes goes in on Payet from behind and is booked.
L. Paredes
M. Verratti
71' A second sub for PSG, Paredes coming on for Verratti.
D. Benedetto
Yellow Card
71' Benedetto is booked for kicking the ball away after being caught offside.
69' Neymar must score! Bernat plays Sarabia in down the left channel and the Spaniard squares it but Neymar just can't get a telling touch to stick it into the open net from six yards.
K. Strootman
M. Lopez
68' Strootman comes on for Lopez, with Benedetto taking over up front. Two of Marseille's booked players have now been taken off, which is probably wise.
66' PSG play themselves into a bit of trouble at the back and Kimpembe leaves a heavy challenge on Benedetto. He did get the ball, but he made sure the striker knew he was there.
65' What a game this has turned out to be! They do call it Le Classique for a reason. Looking again at the Thauvin offside, Marseille will count themselves unlucky. If his boots were half a size smaller, l'OM would be 2-0 up.
63' Now Marseille have a goal disallowed! A Payet corner is cleared but Marseille come straight back. Rico makes a strong save to deny Thauvin and Benedetto follows up to drill home the rebound, but the flag goes up as Thauvin was fractionally offside.
62' The first half was all fight and no spark, but PSG have come out of the blocks quickly since the break. They look a lot more dangerous, but Marseille might fancy themselves on the break.
62' Goal disallowed! Gueye bursts through midfield and threads Di Maria clear through on goal. He works the ball inside onto his left and curls home a great finish, but the flag goes up - he was half a yard offside.
M. Lopez
Yellow Card
61' Lopez is booked for shirt-pulling in midfield.
J. Draxler
Ander Herrera
61' Tuchel follows suit with his first change, taking off Herrera and bringing on some added guile in Draxler.
60' Mandanda saves again! Bernat feeds Neymar in the area, he has to wait for the ball to come down after his first touch but hits it left-footed towards the bottom-left corner, and Mandanda gets down well after a slight deflection off Alvaro.
D. Benedetto
P. Gueye
58' Benedetto comes on for Pape Gueye in the first change of the night.
57' A second great save from Mandanda! Neymar creates the chance with a mazy run before laying the ball off to Herrera on the right. He picks out Sarabia in space in the area with a low pass to feet and he shoots first time, but Mandanda spreads himself wide to block it.
56' Lopez shoves Florenzi for another PSG free-kick just past the halfway line. The interval hasn't taken any of the bite out of this game.
54' Thauvin, Rongier and Payet combine in a neat triangle to play the latter into the area, but Kimpembe is on hand to deal with the danger. If Payet scores, there's going to be a riot in the stands.
Juan Bernat
Yellow Card
52' Thauvin leads a Marseille counter-attack with a super driving run through the middle after Neymar's free-kick is cleared, and Bernat is booked for pulling him down just inside the PSG half.
52' Neymar takes the free-kick low. It gets through the wall but there's a defender back to hack it away.
Álvaro González
Yellow Card
50' Alvaro is booked for tripping Di Maria just - just! - on the edge of the area. Neymar screams for a penalty, but it's a good position for the free-kick, right at the left corner of the box.
49' Gueye fouls Thauvin, and Marseille win a free-kick over by the right touchline, just beyond the line of the penalty area. Thauvin's delivery is poor, though, and it's easily cleared.
48' Bernat slips the ball through to Di Maria at the left of the penalty area. It's a perfect position to pick out a low pass, but he scuffs his delivery straight to Alvaro.
47' Both sides committed 10 fouls in the first half, so 20 in 45 minutes is the score to beat.
45' And we're back! Di Maria gets the ball rolling for the second half.
Marseille have really grown into this game as it's gone on. It has been an even contest, but you can't begrudge them the lead. Can they keep up this intensity for another 45 minutes, though?
Well! Mandanda pulled off a stunning save to deny Di Maria inside 90 seconds, but PSG have struggled to create any real opportunities since then as the game has developed into an absolute battle. There are fouls flying all over the place - Sakai is lucky to be on the pitch, Pape Gueye unlucky to be booked - but the one moment of real attacking quality has brought a goal. Payet delivered a lovely free-kick from deep, and Thauvin finished it off with a beautifully deft left-footed volley.
45' + 3' Now Marseille want a penalty! Payet fires in a free-kick from the left and Herrera makes a bit of a meal of his header, but if anything he's jumped over the ball and brushed his crotch.
45' + 2' Another foul, this time Verratti on Kamara, another brawl. I will be astonished if there are 22 players on the pitch at full-time.
45' + 1' Two minutes of stoppage time.
45' Marseille look to kill some time by the corner flag, but PSG aren't giving them a second on the ball. With their midfield three of Herrera, Verratti and Gueye, the pressing at times is absolutely relentless.
43' Coming towards the half-time whistle now, Marseille will be desperate to take a lead into the break. You'd say this would be the time to take a bit of sting out of the game and knock the ball around, but we might be past the point of no return on that one. This is very feisty.
41' Thauvin gets a chance to deliver a free-kick from deep, over by the right touchline. It's an awful delivery, cut out well before it reaches the penalty area, and Neymar leads the counter-attack, but he can't quite make it past the last line of defence.
40' Now Sakai appears to shove Bernat as the pair chase a loose ball out for a Marseille goal kick, and nothing is given. The referee is starting to lose his grip on this game...
P. Gueye
Yellow Card
38' Pape Gueye is booked for a tackle on Neymar, and it's really harsh. The midfielder made a superb challenge, and Neymar ended up rolling around on the ground after landing on his opponent's ankle as he jumped.
37' Alvaro and Neymar are involved in some handbags by the touchline, with lots of shouting and pointing going on. It's not immediately obvious what sparked it, but Neymar is absolutely furious about something.
36' Before kick-off tonight, Thauvin had played 471 minutes at the Parc des Princes without scoring - more than at any other stadium. Hoodoo broken!
35' Marseille look to have been energised by the goal, and they go on the attack again. Thauvin nearly finds room to shoot after cutting infield at the edge of the area, but the ball is scrambled clear.
32' Thauvin did look to be right on the line of the last defender as the free-kick was struck, hence the long VAR delay. Common sense prevails and a brilliantly-taken goal has broken the deadlock.
D. Payet
31' Payet has been copping it from the home fans from the first whistle tonight, and he's responded with a gorgeous assist from a deep free-kick.
F. Thauvin
31' GOOOALLL! From out of nowhere, Marseille lead 1-0, it's Thauvin! Payet hangs a delicious free-kick into the area from deep, nobody follows Thauvin and he sweeps home beautifully at the near post on the volley! There's a lengthy VAR check for offside, but it's given!
30' Kamara senses a rare opportunity to carry the ball through the centre as space opens up in midfield, but Gueye does brilliantly to stretch and hook his foot around the ball. Kamara is fouled as he retrieves it, and it looks as though Payet will deliver the free-kick into the area from deep.
28' PSG have had the lion's share of possession so far, but haven't created a real opportunity since Di Maria saw the ball saved on the line in the opening minutes. The Marseille defence don't exactly look comfortable, but they've found a way to deal with everything the hosts have thrown at them so far.
26' So far in 2020, Marseille have only been behind for 62 minutes in Ligue 1. The 2019-20 season might have been curtailed, but that's still an impressive effort from Villas-Boas and his side at this point of the year.
24' Verratti threads a pass into Neymar just at the edge of the area, but he can't find a way past Caleta-Car as he looks to pick out a shooting angle. Moments later, Alvaro leaves the Brazilian in a heap with a challenge from behind in midfield.
23' Florenzi is fouled by Gueye over on the right. PSG's new signing has been right in amongst it after being thrown in at the deep end tonight.
21' The home crowd is absolutely ripping into Payet every time he gets on the ball. These fans have waited months for the chance to be part of a live match atmosphere again, and they're not wasting the opportunity.
19' PSG's Gueye catches Marseille's Gueye late in midfield, in what I make to be the 400th foul of this match so far.
18' A chance for Neymar, and he wants a penalty. Florenzi curls in a lovely cross from deep, but Neymar can't keep his header down. He does have a point about the penalty as the already-booked Sakai had a fistful of his shirt, but there's nothing doing from the officials.
17' Neymar gets into the area but can't quite bring the ball under control and Rongier manages to rob him and run it clear.
16' Di Maria fires in an inswinging cross from the right after a corner is taken short, and Amavi gets up to head clear.
15' Both sides are right up for this. The reduced-capacity crowd is playing its part - you can hear individuals baying for blood much more clearly than you could have if this was a sell-out. You wouldn't bet against a red card!
A. Florenzi
Yellow Card
13' Now Florenzi is booked for a late tackle on Amavi as he looked to get away down the left. This is heating up already!
D. Payet
Yellow Card
11' Payet is booked for reacting angrily to a challenge from Neymar.
Yellow Card
11' There are some afters following that tackle and referee Jerome Brisard books Neymar and Payet for their part in instigating it.
10' Payet goes down after a slight touch from Neymar, and the boos ring around the Parc des Princes. After his antics on Twitter following the Champions League final, Payet isn't popular in these parts.
9' Di Maria delivers a low corner from the right to the edge of the six-yard box, but a defender gets a foot to the ball. Amavi and Payet then combine to stop Di Maria as he comes back to the edge of the area.
8' Neymar hits the free-kick into the wall. Marseille survive for now, but Sakai has now got 83 minutes defending Neymar on a booking...
H. Sakai
Yellow Card
7' Sakai gets the first yellow card of the game for a late sliding tackle on Neymar, 10 yards outside the area and just over to the left. It could well be in shooting range...
6' The visitors have come to a real fortress tonight. PSG have lost just two of their last 75 home games in Ligue 1, winning 63 and drawing 10.
5' Space opens up outside the area for Rongier to have Marseille's first effort of the evening. He hits it well with his right foot, but his powerful low strike is straight at Rico.
3' Neymar delivers a corner from the left, but it's headed away. Di Maria then hooks the cleared ball back toward the halfway line, where PSG look to build from the back once again.
2' Drama after 100 seconds! There's pandemonium in the area as Di Maria has a shot clawed off the line by Mandanda. He keeps it in and the ball is fired back towards goal at the edge of the area. It hits Kamara on the arm, but it's at very close range and PSG's penalty claims are waved away.
1' We're off! Marseille get us underway in the Classique, and Thauvin is flagged offside within 20 seconds of the whistle.
The teams are on their way out onto the pitch, and we're almost ready for kick-off. Who are you backing?
Despite this being arguably the biggest game in the French domestic calendar, it has been awfully one-sided in recent years. PSG are unbeaten in 20 games against Marseille, winning the last league encounter 4-0 in October 2019.
Florenzi makes his PSG debut after signing on loan from Roma, with a number of other first-teamers – most notably Neymar – coming back into the XI. Marseille make five changes from their last game, with Payet and Lopez returning in attack.
SUBS: Valere German, Nemanja Radonjic, Saif-Eddine Khaoui, Yuto Nagatomo, Kevin Strootman, Yohann Pele, Marley Ake, Leonardo Balerdi, Dario Benedetto.
MARSEILLE (4-3-3): Steve Mandanda; Jordan Amavi, Alvaro Gonzalez, Duje Caleta-Car, Hiroki Sakai; Pape Alassane Gueye, Boubacar Kamara, Valentin Rongier; Dimitri Payet, Maxime Lopez, Florian Thauvin.
SUBS: Leandro Paredes, Mitchel Bakker, Abdou Diallo, Layvin Kurzawa, Kays Ruiz-Atil, Colin Dagba, Julian Draxler, Arnaud Kalimuendo Muinga, Marcin Bulka.
PSG (4-3-3): Sergio Rico; Alessandro Florenzi, Thilo Kehrer, Presnel Kimpembe, Juan Bernat; Idrissa Gueye, Marco Verratti, Ander Herrera; Pablo Sarabia, Angel Di Maria, Neymar.
Thomas Tuchel’s defending champions PSG were beaten 1-0 at newly-promoted Lens last time out, forced to field a reserve side after a host of first-team players tested positive for Covid-19. Andre Villas-Boas and Marseille fared better at Brest, winning 3-2 after a topsy-turvy encounter.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this huge clash in Ligue 1, as Paris Saint-Germain host Marseille in Le Classique!