Marsaille in French cup final
On Wednesday also Olympique Marseille qualified for the French cup final next to PSG.
In the French cup semi-final Olympique Marseille won a narrow 1-0 victory against second league team Sochaux. It was their first match after separating from coach Michel Gonzalez. By winning the French cup this southern French team could possibly still save an otherwise disappointing season; after all Marseille ranks only 15th in the current table.
In case Marseille won the cup final against PSG, the sky-blue team would take on Paris again in the Trophee des Champions in Klagenfurt on August 6th. With an assumed market value of about € 120 million Marseille´s squad are in fourth place in Ligue 1. However, they could not develop their full potential in this year´s championship. As the record winner Marseille have won the Coupe de France ten times, PSG have won nine times. This year´s Coupe de France final will be played on May 21st.
The team from the French capital would be playing against the runner-up team of the French Ligue 1 if PSG were also the winners of this cup final. With just four matches remaining in the regular championship there is still a fight between four teams. Only four points separate Right now the current runner-up team from Monaco is just four points ahead of the fifth-place team from AS St. Etienne. Between these two teams also Olympique Lyon and OGC Nice can have justified hopes to finish the championship in second place.
See the current Ligue 1-table in the picture attached below.