Olympique de Marseille will be deprived of three important elements for the round of 16 of the Coupe de France against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday.
This is certainly the poster for this beginning of the year: Marseille-Paris. Or the eternal Classic between the two enemies of French football. Twice, in the Coupe de France then in Ligue 1 a fortnight later, OM and PSG will challenge each other in a packed Velodrome. But even more than in previous years, this shock should generate a particular excitement since the two clubs are at the top on the sporting level on the scale of the championship, Marseille hot on the heels of the defending champion in the classification.
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Observers therefore expect a show worthy of the poster, Wednesday, in the round of 16 of the Coupe de France. But with which teams? In the Parisian ranks, several executive players will be back, unlike Kylian Mbappé. ” I would be a liar to say it doesn’t change anything, because I think he’s the best player in the world. It’s an advantage, it helps us that he’s absent, there are other decisive players “, underlined Igor Tudor in a press conference.
But for his part, the Croatian technician will also have to deal with significant absences. Three attracted holders will miss the call for this Classic: Leonardo Balerdi, Eric Bailly and Nuno Tavares. The defensive sector should be extensively remodeled. “Yes, they will be absent. Nuno Tavares out with a thigh problem. A week or two,” Tudor confirmed. The OM coach should however keep his animation in 3-4-3.