French Classico at the Parc des Princes !

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2 years after attending the French Clasico at the Velodrome (available soon), I decided to go and see this prestigious game, this time at the Parc des Princes on the occasion of this PSG football trip.

Football Trip PSG

A 100% football made trip is awaiting me. ​Arriving in the late afternoon in Paris, I head straight to the Parc des Princes without too much difficulty. The Parc des Princes is in the middle of town! Game nights require a lot of organization to move people around. One thing to be mindful of, depending on which side you arrive from and your gate is, you can easily walk an additional kilometer around the stadium before you get to your access gate.
​The Park is in the middle of town! Game nights require a lot of organization to move people around.
All in all, this is still quite well organized and you will find your way to the stadium pretty easily. Many stewards in the streets around the stadium can also give you information. The stadium is superb and I have a real crush for its architecture. Halfway between modern and original forms (with this concrete crown on the outside) and the stadium itself which in my opinion reflects a strong historical aspect. It is one of the oldest stadiums in the country. But rest assured, it is more than well maintained!

Once in the stadium, the atmosphere is quite relaxed in the stand, the latest results of PSG against the rival Marseille in recent years in one direction have certainly a little fear of the Parisians at the announcement of this game. But the match is prestigious, and in soccer, you never know. On the other hand, it is already agitated in the short sides and we can already guess the coming of a giant banner on all the Auteuil stand, quite promising! The players make enter the pitch, and it is indeed a magnificent work of the Parisian ultras, offering an illustration of a huge green dragon (reference to Dragon Ball Z), above a miniature Parc des Princes, the result is sensational. The rest of the stadium is covered by waiving flags by the crowd ! The night and the atmosphere are definitely launched!

Paris Saint Germain – Olympique de Marseille, October 2019

On the pitch, PSG players are starting the game really well and quickly taking the advantage. The opposition is too strong for OM, and Paris goes back to the locker room at half-time with a 4 goals lead… The domination of the Paris squad is indisputable, and they will be just happy to keep the score in their favor during the second half. It’s a pity, but I cannot really blame them when the opposition is so weak. Despite having a great season, OM were completely out of it tonight at the Parc des Princes.

Staring at what had become a low intensity game, I turned my eyes to the stands, where a sensational show was taking place. In addition to the magnificent composition of the beginning of the match, both short sides had been offering amazing animations throughout the whole match: some flares, many very varied banners, songs etc… In short, a very beautiful activity for a stadium which is supposedly becoming aseptic. It is likely that the European atmosphere against the biggest teams will arise more excitement than a PSG OM with such a scenario. Nevertheless, I am very satisfied with my evening.
Thank you Paris.

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