OM-PSG: issues in the final

18 may 2016
Par 
Allan Chaussard
Photos © 
Yannick Parienti / OM.net 2016
If the principal reward of a final challenge remains the winner's trophy, the 2015-16 edition of the France Cup will have a significant impact in many areas. Explanations.
To maintain national supremacy  

This is certainly the most important for the supporters of OM.   Olympique de Marseille is the record holder for victories in the final score for France (10).   PSG the talon (9). Olympian success accentuates the Olympians stronghold in this competition, as they haven't won the most since 1989, including three defeats in finals (1991, 2006 and 2007).   However a setback with the men of Franck Passi would give them both a tie.   Whatever happened in history between Marseille and the France Cup remain their own, since OM and PSG will contest the 19 th finale of the club in this competition since 1924, the date of the first victory.

Restore a lackluster season

"We should do some things for our fans.   We must bring the trophy to Paris. " These are the words of Rémy Cabella after the draw between Marseille and Troyes at the 'stade de L'Aube at the 38 th day of Ligue 1 had finished.   The Olympians are perfectly aware of having a debt to their supporters. On one end to the other of the season, they have had too few opportunities to dream and this final has the power to change everything.
A success against PSG would not erase the slate completely, but it would inject a dose of sacred joy at OM as a whole. A welcome and deserved joy to all after long months of stark disillusionment.

Compete in the European Cup in 2016-17

Thirteenth in Ligue 1, OM no longer have a choice.   If they want to inaugurate the OM colors on the European stage next season, they must win the Cup of France. Runner-up is not enough to ensure it. On top of it all if they win, the European qualifier ticket is a direct entry to the group stage of the Europa League.   This is a real luxury when you know the difficulties resulting in a summer of playing the preliminary rounds of the competition.
  If PSG, already qualified in the Champions League thanks to their title in Ligue 1, were to win, it would be the 4 th Ligue 1 who would benefit. In that event, the ASSE (6 th) would be qualified for the preliminary rounds.

  Enter the first line of prizewinners of many Olympians

The Olympian team is one of the youngest of France (2nd behind Nice 24.12 years), with even in Europe (7th), with 24.95 years of average age, according to a study published last October . In direct consequence of this statistic, many OM 2015-16 Version players still have a completely blank record.
  If the likes of Mandanda, Nkoulou, Diarra, Rolando or Isla are not ashamed to face the Parisians, Batshuayi, Nkoudou, Alessandrini or Barrada, who have not yet tasted the joy of winning a major title.   Opportunities to win a major title are scarce.   They have a great opportunity to enter this Saturday.

To complete the collection of Steve Mandanda

With OM, Steve Mandanda has won almost everything on national soil: 1 championship of France in Ligue 1 (2010), 3 cups of the league (2010, 2011 and 2012) and two Champions Trophies (2010 and 2011).   He just lacks the Coupe de France, in which he has never played a final.
  The main instigator of goodwill for the Olympians in the competition this season, thanks to his outstanding performance against Caen in the final of the 32nd, the OM captain is unbeaten at the Stade de France in the club and there is a great opportunity to complete his collection of trophies under the sky and white jersey.   What a joy it would be to see "Il Fenomeno" receive the France Cup from the President of the Republic, after the great season he has given us.

  Stop the hegemony of PSG in France

  It's simple, PSG has won the last seven domestic trophies. Since 2013, they have won 11 of the 16 at stake over this period (4 championships, 1 France Cup, three League cups and three Champions Trophies).   Insolent hegemony since the arrival of Qatari in 2011.
  An almost flawless record on the national scene, scheduled to last for years to come.   Every opportunity to put a stop to this trophy harvest must be fully realized and taken.
  This year OM has the opportunity and it would be wrong to deny them of it.  

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