Longtime Marseille Midfielder Mathieu Valbuena Thinks his Former Club Has a Chance at Ending PSG’s Unbeaten Run in Le Classique

The long-standing rivalry between Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique de Marseille has been entirely one-sided as of late. PSG currently holds an astounding 20-match unbeaten streak in all competitions in Le Classique dating back to 2012. Over this run, PSG recorded 17 wins and three draws.

PSG’s recent dominance in the rivalry has certainly frustrated many former Marseille players, including Mathieu Valbuena. He was there when the streak began eight years ago. But now, Valbuena believes that his former side has a valuable opportunity to finally pick up a win against PSG. In speaking to Le Parisien, he talked about the key factors that could give Marseille the edge in its upcoming fixture against PSG.

“L’OM may have a say in this match,” Valbuena said. “Given the special circumstances at COVID, the number of positive cases at PSG, the partially empty stadium, it won’t be easy but OM can take advantage of the situation.”

PSG is coming off of a disappointing 1-0 loss against RC Lens in its opening fixture of the league season. And as Valbuena mentioned, PSG is still currently dealing with the fallout from the recent coronavirus outbreak within the team. However, the odds may still favor PSG as the club will surely be motivated to avoid beginning the campaign on back-to-back losses.

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