Olympique Marseille – Paris Saint-Germain: M&M Savor A Sweet Derby Victory (0-3)

The possibility of a title race added more fuel to the fire of a highly charged rivalry. Marseille peppered pressure on the Parisians, but their risks had yielded little reward by the final whistle.

Tactical analysis and match report by Emmanuel Adeyemi-Abere.

The old order is under siege across Europe. The French aristocrats are still clear of their challengers in the country's capital, but could this edition of Le Classique loosen their grip on power a little more?

The centerpiece of PSG's squad, its three stars in the final third, are usually enough to tip the balance of a contest in their favor. But in their absence or peripheral input in a game, the Parisians have been fragile. Their place in the Champions League depends on reversing a first leg deficit against Bayern Munich, while three defeats in the new year have let their visitors rein them in at the top of Ligue 1.

Marseille sit on the coattails of their hosts. Since the return of club football, they have gained 22 of 27 possible points and scored . . .

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