what defense for the Classic?


This Sunday evening, Olympique de Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain will meet at the Orange Vélodrome. The two teams met at the beginning of the month in the Coupe de France and it was the band of Igor Tudor who won by the score of two goals to one. It was also the first time that the Olympians beat Paris Saint-Germain in the grounds of boulevard Michelet since 2011.

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This time it will be in the league. A real Ligue 1 shock since only five points separate PSG from their runner-up, OM. A meeting that could kill or revive the championship. During the first confrontation of these two teams in the Coupe de France, the Marseille defense had done a tremendous job. Samuel Gigot and Chancel Mbemba, marking Neymar and Messi, had been huge.

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Towards the classic?

But these two men will not be there this time. The first was injured during the match against Clermont, as for the second, he is suspended for accumulation of yellow cards. Igor Tudor, who had already innovated by putting Valentin Rongier in central defense, will still have to rack his brains. But he can also count on three returns and not the least.

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Indeed, Nuno Tavares and Éric Bailly were respectively injured and suspended during the victory against Paris. This was also the case of Leonardo Balerdi. This time, the three men will be available and it is very likely that they will all start. If this is the case, then we would move towards a relatively classic team.

Thus, Jonathan Clauss and Nuno Tavares would occupy the positions of pistons when the rear guard would be made up of Leonardo Balerdi, Eric Bailly and Sead Kolasinac. However, other possibilities should not be underestimated either. Tudor is quite capable of renewing its confidence in Valentin Rongier in central defense or of switching Cengiz Ünder to the position of right piston to start Jonathan Clauss on the left. Either way, both defenders will be missed, but the Croatian has already shown he can deal with the absentees.

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