Paris Saint-Germain faces one of its most difficult away matches of the season when it pays a visit to the Stade Velodrome and a match against rival Olympique Marseille.
All three of PSG’s big names will be on the field for this one. That’s how big this match is: PSG is in first place with 27 points from its first 10 matches and it can virtually end Marseille’s title aspirations. With its 17 points after nine matches, Marseille would be 13 points away with a game in hand should they lose at home. A win would make them real contenders.
PSG has yet to log a convincing performance in Lionel Messi’s first season with the Parisian side. Questions of balance and defensive solidity have plagued PSG, which has looked fragile at times in matches against more established teams. It’s relied on individual moments of brilliance from its superstars to pull off results in Ligue 1 and Champions League play.
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Sporting News will be following the match live and providing score updates, commentary and highlights as they are available.
Marseille vs. PSG live score
(All times Eastern)
Halftime: Marseille 0, PSG 0
45th min.: SUB – Just 10 seconds before the end of the first half, PSG brings on Idrissa Gueye for the injured Marco Verratti.
42nd min.: It’s that Messi-Mbappe connection we’ve been talking about. Nothing comes of it this time.
41st min.: Cengez Under with a threatening run in behind, but he’s offside although Achraf Hakimi was there to stop him when he got his shot off.
35th min.: What a block by Marseille left back Caleta-Car on a marauding run by Achraf Hakimi. On the corner kick, the ball winds up on the foot of Messi, who shoots right at the ‘keeper.
31st min.: Wild sequence in front of the Marseille goal. Mbappe beats Saliba, he puts the ball in the middle, but goalkeeper Pau Lopez stops Neymar and the ball is cleared.
28th min.: Before this PSG corner, fans get rowdy and the referee stops the match for a message to be delivered to fans in the stadium. There’s a message on the video board.
27th min.: Angel Di Maria put through in behind again on the left and his cross is deflected and Messi of all people heads on goal. The goalkeeper needs to tip it over the bar.
21st min.: Milik scores for Marseille, but this is also scratched for the narrowest of offside calls. After a giveaway in their own half, Lirola sends the cross which reaches Milik, who finishes. But Lirola was offside on the through ball wide right to him.
18th min.: CAUTION – Another yellow for a Marseille member, this time for right back Valentin Rongier for clattering into Nuno Mendes.
17th min.: We’re barely 15 minutes into the game and Marseille coach Jorge Sampaoli gets a yellow card for protests.
14th min.: Goal PSG! But it’s disallowed! It was an own goal by Caleta Car. Nuno Mendes won a header in the attack and Neymar sends a cross into the box which Caleta Car clears into his own net. But there was an offside on the play.
11th min.: Marseille turnover and Messi immediately looking for Mbappe in the box, but the Frenchman can’t collect. These two have shown there’s some chemistry when they can find each other.
10th min.: Angel Di Maria’s cross from the left side just misses the head of Kylian Mbappe at the far post. Di Maria operating on the left side.
5th min.: Strong start for Marseille at home, which was to be expected. PSG trying to keep some possession to quell the enthusiasm.
3rd min.: Milik with a great chance early for Marseille but he can’t get the ball on target.
2:45 p.m. ET: The tifo in Marseille – “Nothing can stop us”
2:44 p.m. ET: What an atmosphere as the teams come out for this one.
2:18 p.m. ET: The Stade Velodrome can’t wait for this game to start:
Marseille vs. PSG: Starting lineups
Marseille manager Jorge Sampaoli fields the same lineup that tied Italian side SS Lazio 0-0 in Europa League play:
Marseille starting lineup (4-2-3-1, right to left): 16-Pau Lopez-GK — 14-Luan Peres, 15-Duje Caleta-Car, 2-William Saliba, 21-Valentin Rongier — 4-Boubacar Kamara, 6-Matteo Guendouzi — 29-Pol Lirola, 10-Dimitri Payet, 17-Cengiz Under — 9-Arkadiusz Milik
Mauricio Pochettino will field his best attacking foursome, with Neymar initially playing in the No. 10 position. But the PSG manager indicates that the front players will interchange throughout the match.
PSG starting lineup (4-2-3-1, left to right): 1-Keylor Navas-GK — 25-Nuno Mendes, 3-Presnel Kimpembe, 5-Marquinhos, 2-Achraf Hakimi — 15-Danilo, 6-Marco Verratti — 11-Angel Di Maria, 10-Neymar Jr., 30-Lionel Messi — 7-Kylian Mbappe
How to watch Marseille vs. PSG
- Date: Sun, Oct. 24
- Time: 2:45 p.m. ET
- TV Channel: beIN Sports, beIN Sports en Espanol
- Streaming: fuboTV, beIN Sports Connect
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The match will be carried by Ligue 1 rightsholder beIN Sports in both English and Spanish. Both those beIN Channels are available to be streamed on via fuboTV , which is available for new users with a free 7-day trial .