Marseille

Ligue 1, Tickets

Marseille Tickets

Olympique de Marseille or simply Marseille, is once again expected to challenge for another Ligue 1 title this year.

Marseille play their football at the 60,000-seater Stade Vélodrome which it moved to in 1937. The stadium filled regularly by the impressive L’OM fans and is said to have one of the best atmospheres in the league. Every time Marseille score a goal at the Stade Vélodrome, the song Come with Me by Puff Daddy is played.

The club’s colours are light blue and white but Marseille are renowned for their eccentric designs on their away and alternative kits.

Ligue 1

PSG Named Champions Of Ligue 1

Paris St Germain have been crowned champions of Ligue 1 after the French football season ended early due to the coronavirus crisis.

PSG had a 12-point lead over second-placed Marseille when the season was suspended as part of the French government’s measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Didier Quillot, chief executive of the French League, said:

“We have decided there would be two promotions and two relegations.

The two teams who will be relegated from Ligue 1 are Amiens and Toulouse while Lens and Lorient will be promoted, while will drop down to Ligue 2.

Ligue 1

French Government Ends Ligue 1 Season

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The 2019-20 Ligue 1 season in France has been cancelled after the prime minister Edouard Philippe announced football games, even behind closed doors, will not be allowed before September.

France has now joined the Netherlands, Belgium and Argentina in announcing the 2019-20 season is already over.

Last week, the French Professional Football League (LFP) announced plans for Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 to resume on June 17, with UEFA setting a deadline of August 2 for domestic leagues to be completed.

Ligue 1, Rivalries, Tickets

Olympique Marseille v Paris Saint-Germain Rivalry: Short But Passionate

PSG vs Marseille

The Olympique Marseille v Paris Saint-Germain football rivalry is known by two names, Le Classique and the Derby de France. This is not a rivalry born from proximity, as many are. The two teams are located in cities in different regions of France. It is, instead, a social and cultural rivalry, as Olympique Marseille represents the working class people and port city of Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain is seen as being associated with the ultimate bastion of French society and culture, Paris. It is Marseille, the power center of the south, versus Paris the capital city in the north.

Champions League, Inter Milan, Serie A

Inter Crashed Out of Europe In a Tragic Way

Inter Milan suffered a rather tragic exit from their Champions League campaign as Claudio Ranieri’s side went out from the competition in the last minute of the match courtesy of the away goal rule.

The former treble winner actually won their match in midweek 2-1, but their opponent, Marseille, were the ones having the last laugh as Didier Deschamps’ team went through because of the away goal they scored.

Champions League, Inter Milan, Serie A

Inter Stumble Again as Marseille Edged Them In Europe

Inter Milan carried their poor league form into the Champions League as the Italian outfit were defeated by Marseille with a late goal from Andrew Ayew at Vellodrome.

The result was obviously disappointing for the Nerazzurri who were actually very close in earning a pretty precious point if not for defensive mistake right at the dead which allowed the home team to knick a goal.

Arsenal, Champions League

Wenger Admits Benching Van Persie Was A Mistake

Arsene Wenger has admitted that his decision to start Robin Van Persie on the bench in last night’s Champions League fixture against Marseille did not pay off. The Gunners resulting barren draw means that they will have to win their last 2 matches if they are to qualify for the knockout stages without a hitch.

Van Persie has been in outstanding form for Arsenal this year and going into the match, he had an amazing 27 goals in 28 appearances for his side. Of course, the scoreline is not a clear indication of the match as Arsenal had a host of opportunities to break the deadlock.

Champions League

Arsenal v Marseille Preview

Arsenal head into tomorrow’s Champions League fixture against Marseille oozing confidence after an amazing show against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. The Gunners prepare to host Marseille in the second leg of the fixture at the Emirates after stunning the French power house 2 weeks ago at the Stade Velodrom.

Red hot Robin has been instrumental in Arsenal’s change of fortunes that has seen the Gunners win their last 5 matches since their lost to Tottenham at the beginning of the month.

So just how significant is tomorrow’s fixture? Currently, Arsenal lead Group F with 7 points from 3 matches just a single point above their opponents Marseille.

Barcelona, Premier League, Real Madrid

Europe’s Finest Clubs Clash For Coveted Title

Europe’s finest clubs will take to the pitch on Tuesday in what is considered one of the most extravagant football competitions – the Uefa Champions League. European action is back after a lengthy summer break and champions Barcelona will look to add another title in their trophy cabinet as they start their campaign against Inter Milan at the San Siro on Wednesday.

With a 70 million euros appearance fee for making it to the group stages, all 32 clubs will look to make an instant impact on match day 1. This season also sees a return to Europe for 7 time winners AC Milan. With Kaka no longer at Milan, Ronaldinho has vowed to replicate the form that saw him win the FiFa World Player of the Year award twice in row.