PSG – OM (2-1) / The strange silence of the Parc des Princes: “There was no atmosphere”, regrets Marquinhos – Eurosport FR

From our special correspondent at the Parc des Princes, It’s often when they disappear that we measure the importance of certain sounds. This Sunday, at the Parc des Princes, the silence was sometimes deafening. Above all, it had the value of proof: without the Collectif Ultras Paris and the Auteuil bend, the Parc des Princes no longer has much of a royal character. Even with 46,000 spectators and a poster supposed to give you tinnitus. This Sunday, our ears are safe and sound. Ligue 1 “Here, we don’t play the Playstation”: Pochettino, the anti-Sampaoli? 2 HOURS AGO Yet it was to be expected. As announced since the middle of the week, the Collectif Ultras Paris had chosen to continue its encouragement strike to further highlight the club’s lack of response to their multiple requests. They kept their word. Around 7:30 p.m., they arrived together, walking, in front of the Auteuil tribune. Without singing, without shouting, without encouraging. Once in place, they simply unveiled the same banner as facing Lorient: “VIRAGE 1991 AUTEUIL”, but upside down. Still, PSG had decided to activate the sensitive chord with a kickoff given by Pedro Miguel Pauleta and Marie-Antoinette Katoto. When coming to greet the CUP, the Portuguese received an ovation that almost no player in the current squad can claim to have known at the Park. The great shiver was over. The rest ? Whistles for the OM players, boos for Neymar when the line-ups were announced. Pedro Miguel Pauleta, given a standing ovation by the Parc, the only moment of celebration on Sunday against the OMCCredit: Getty ImagesLifeless match, lethargic standsSo , inevitably, the time was long and we sometimes heard the flies flying this Sunday. This season, in the Champions League in particular, the CUP was a match blaster but also a red thread, always present in the background. Otherwise, the duel had the false air of summer preparation matches with the light of fine weather falling on the Parc des Princes and an audience made up of curious spectators rather than inhabited supporters. There were a few moments of collective euphoria, such as Neymar’s goal (11th) or the ovation reserved for Kylian Mbappé when he left (90th + 1). A few moments of esprit de corps also when Mattéo Guendouzi or Dimitri Payet were entitled to their special preferential treatment. But, for the rest, it was a strange spectacle, a collection of onomatopoeias and cries more than a symphony of songs and encouragement. A state of affairs certainly not shaken by a lethargic match, without rhythm and without great chances (no shots in the second period for PSG!). In these conditions, it is difficult to set fire to the stands. “This time, Neymar is back: “He shouldn’t be buried” “There was no atmosphere, recognized Marquinhos, seventeen duels against OM on the clock, at the microphone of Prime Video. Frankly, I did not expect it, it was a Classic. “It’s a game where you have to put everything aside in my opinion,” he said. Now was not the time to do this. We understand that, they have their arguments, especially if they haven’t had an answer yet. But it was necessary to leave the pride and the pride aside this evening. They made their choice, but as a player, I don’t agree”. A feeling shared by his coach Mauricio Pochettino, widely whistled at the start of the match as well. champions, the fans expressed their anger, he rewound in a press conference. I always say that freedom of expression allows it. They have the freedom to express it however they wish. But I think for a 90-minute game, that could be put aside. Unfortunately, that’s not how it is, and I can’t change it”. A 10th title without celebrations? For its part, the CUP, through the voice of its president Romain Mabille, confirmed that the break between PSG and its supporters were watching. “There is no communication at club level that has been made, he explained before the match in an interview with France Bleu. No step towards us, no announcement, no questioning. […] We made a press release with demands: nothing has changed at the level of the club’s management. We do not feel the club’s desire to move things forward”. So, can we envisage a new coronation without the encouragement of Auteuil? “I just have to do my job and try everything so that the club obtains a tenth title in Ligue 1, Pochettino said as to the continuation of the movement. It’s something that I think is underestimated and very important for the history of the club. We are all together and hope to experience it in the best possible way, that the joy is shared with everyone”. Except that the CUP does not necessarily hear it that way. For them, it is much more than a simple title that is at stake. It is also a question of identity and sporting project to redefine. So, OM or not, it does not change much. “We are the first disgusted not to sing on this end year, explained the president of the collective. We are the first happy with the tenth title to come. Except that in the current situation, we cannot rejoice. We prefer to punish ourselves for the good of the club, hoping that things will change, than going into the stadium and acting as if nothing was right because it’s Marseille”. It’s been seen. Or rather, it’s “Is understood. 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