MOOD – Atmosphere, quality of play, refereeing… The 102nd Classic will not go down in history.
Pablo Longoria saw “a good gameSunday evening, at the Parc des Princes. He is indeed the only one. As sad in the stands as on the pitch, the 102nd Classic, although enticing on paper, was not really exciting. Whose fault is it ? We could mention the coaches of the two teams, with Jorge Sampaoli who, for example, had not come to Paris to entertain the crowds. By only lining up two attacking players at the start of the game (Under and Payet), the Argentine coach announced the color of entry. Admittedly, “his” OM had possession nearly 60% of the time (58%) and won more duels than PSG (57.6%), which is not nothing.
A territorial domination in trompe-l’oeil: second in L1 and best team in France on the road, Marseille only sent three shots in the direction of Gianluigi Donnarumma’s goal, including one on target, the goal. Light… « We competed with PSG. We lacked verticality, depth and presence in…