All you need to know: Trophée des Champions!
The stats, stakes and history of the Wednesday's encounter between Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique de Marseille.
a little history...
Paris Saint-Germain hold the record for most Trophée des Champions wins in the game that pits the previous season's league winner against the Coupe de France winner or the league runner-up. With nine victories, including the last seven editions, and three defeats, the Rouge-et-Bleu are ahead of Lyon (7 titles).
This game in Lens will be the duo's second Trophée des Champions meeting after 2010 (an OM win in Radès, Tunisia, 0-0, 5-4 pens.).
It's the 99th competitive encounter between Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille! The Rouge-et-Bleu have only faced three clubs more times: Bordeaux (107 matches), Monaco (104 matches) and Lyon (101 matches).
The capital club's record reads: 43 wins, 22 draws and 33 defeats.
49 players - a Paris Saint-Germain record - have played for both clubs: Fabrice Abriel, Jérôme Alonzo, André Luiz, Jocelyn Angloma, William Ayache, Djamel Belmadi, Hatem Ben Arfa, Daniel Bravo, Sarr Boubacar, François Brisson, Zoumana Camara, Lorik Cana, Benoît Cauet, Édouard Cissé, Patrick Colleter, Lassana Diarra, Stéphane Dalmat, Marcel De Falco, Frédéric Déhu, Jean-Pierre Destrumelle, Kaba Diawara, Jean Djorkaeff, Jean-Pierre Dogliani, Fabrice Fiorèse, Laurent Fournier, Bruno Germain, Xavier Gravelaine, Gabriel Heinze, Thierry Laurey, Jean-Louis Leonetti, Yvon Le Roux, Jérôme Leroy, Claude Lowitz, Peter Luccin, Peguy Luyindula, Claude Makelele, Florian Maurice, Modeste M’Bami, Michel N’Gom, Bruno Ngotty, Pascal Nouma, Jacki Novi, Ilija Pantelic, Bernard Pardo, Cyril Pouget, Alain Roche, Jean-Pierre Tokoto, George Weah and Daniel Xuereb.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the club's top scorer against OM with 11, Edinson Cavani (7) and Pedro Miguel Pauleta (6) come next.
In the Trophée des Champions, Angel Di Maria is the club's all-time leading marksman with three.
Paris Saint-Germain, the most decorated club in France, are looking to win a 44th trophy since 1970. The Rouge-et-Bleu have already lifted 1 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1996), 9 league titles (1986, 1994, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019 & 2020), 13 Coupes de France (1982, 1983, 1993, 1995, 1998, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2020), 9 Coupes de le Ligue (1995, 1998, 2008, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2020), 9 Trophées des champions (1995, 1998, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019), 1 Ligue 2 title (1971) and 1 Intertoto Cup (2001).
Marseille are far behind with 25, the second-best haul of silverware in French football.
KEYS TO THE match...
Captain Marquinhos could make his 300th competitive appearance for the club, a milestone reached by just nine players so far: Jean-Marc Pilorget (435 matches), Sylvain Armand (380 matches), Paul Le Guen (344 matches), Safet Susic (344 matches), Marco Verratti (329 matches), Bernard Lama (318 matches), Thiago Silva (315 matches), Mustapha Dahleb (310 matches) & Edinson Cavani (301 matches).
Marquinhos is Paris Saint-Germain's 'lucky mascot' against Marseille, never losing in 13 competitive games against OM (11 wins).
Marco Verratti could win his eighth Trophée des Champions, reinforcing his position as the competition's all-time leading trophy winner.