Clermont - Paris, the key figures
History, stakes and keys to the match! Check out the key stats ahead of kick-off of Matchday 1 of Ligue 1 2022-2023 between Clermont Foot 63 and Paris Saint-Germain at the Stade Gabriel-Montpied.
Paris Saint-Germain have only suffered two defeats in their league openers in the last 10 years, against Lorient (0-1) in 2011-2012 and Lens (0-1) in 2020-2021. Their record stands at 6 wins, 3 draws and 2 defeats.
Only three competitive matches have taken place between the two sides, including two last season in Ligue 1. After being beaten on 1 February 1997 in the Round of 16 of the Coupe de France (4-4, 3-4 on penalties), when Les Parisiens had led the match 4-1 before a frenetic end to the match, the club from the capital got their revenge last season against Les Auvergnats: 4-0 at the Parc des Princes on 11 September 2021 and 6-1 at the Stade Gabriel-Montpied on 9 April.
With four goals, including a hat-trick last season at Clermont, Kylian Mbappé is Paris Saint-Germain's top scorer against Clermont. He sits ahead of Neymar Jr, who also got a hat-trick at the Stade Gabriel-Montpied, and Ander Herrera (2 goals).
Les Parisiens scored six goals when they last travelled to Clermont, a rather rare feat: Les Rouge et Bleu had only won by the same margin away from home in the league on two occasions, at Troyes (9-0 on 13/03/2016) and at Caen (6-0 on 16/09/2016).
6 players have worn the shirts of both clubs: Sylvain Armand, Loris Arnaud, Loïck Landre, Granddi Ngoyi, Bruno Rodriguez and Didier Toffolo. Thierry Coutard, a former PSG player, coached Clermont. The goalkeeper Mory Diaw who played for the PSG youth academy, never featured for the first team in a competitive match.
Paris Saint-Germain are on a 9-match unbeaten run in Ligue 1 (6 wins and 3 draws).
With 10 goals conceded last season, Clermont were the side that gave away the most goals to Les Rouge et Bleu last campaign.
Clermont will become the 30th side to start the league against Paris Saint-Germain. The record for the most is held by Bastia, with 5 opening matches.
Paris Saint-Germain will kick-off the 50th season of the club's history in the top-flight, the 49th consecutive season since 1974. Les Rouge et Bleu's record in opening matches is 22 wins, 14 draws and 13 defeats.