Marseille-PSG Gallic Classic: A Clash of Titans on Easter Day

Marseille-PSG Gallic classic on Easter day

On Easter Day, Ligue 1 presents us with the great French classic matchup between Marseille and PSG, which will take place on matchday 27 of the French football top tier. The two teams, separated by 20 points in the table, have distinct objectives this season. While PSG is on track to secure another title, Marseille is vying for a spot in European competitions and aims to capitalize on Lens’ recent stumble against Paulo Fonseca’s Lille.

Confrontation history

It has been nearly 13 years since Marseille last triumphed over PSG at the Vélodrome in Ligue 1 matches. In recent years, PSG has dominated the derby, losing only twice in their last 29 encounters.

During the first round this season, PSG emerged victorious with a 4-0 win at Parque dos Príncipes. Gonçalo Ramos played a pivotal role in the match, scoring two goals despite starting the game on the bench.


As the clash with Benfica looms, Marseille under the guidance of Jean-Louis Gasset has not displayed significant consistency in the league. Despite this, they have only suffered one defeat in the league under the new coach, which came in the recent match against Rennes (2-0). In the Europa League, they eliminated Villarreal in the round of 16.

Star player Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revitalized his career at Marseille after a challenging season with Chelsea. At 34 years old, he has notched up 23 goals and 10 assists, becoming the leading scorer in this season’s Europa League.


The team, featuring notable Portuguese talents such as Gonçalo Ramos, Danilo Pereira, Nuno Mendes, Vitinha, and Manuel Ugarte, is on course for another domestic title under the guidance of Luis Enrique. PSG remains unbeaten since November and is the clear favorite going into the Sunday classic.

Kylian Mbappé continues to shine in what could potentially be his final season at Parc des Princes. With an impressive goal-scoring record, the French star has been a formidable force in Ligue 1, scoring 10 times against Marseille in previous encounters.

In anticipation of the game, Luis Enrique emphasizes the importance of the classic for the club and fans, aiming to deliver an entertaining match and secure victory against their longstanding rivals.