PSG vs Marseille: live stream, start time, TV channel, how to watch Le Classique

Paris Saint-Germain will face Olympique de Marseille on Sunday April 17 at 2:45 p.m. at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France, in the 2022 edition of the Classic.

This game marks the 85th meeting between PSG and Marseille in Ligue 1, with the all-time streak tied at 32 wins each (and Marseille winning just one of the last 19). Currently, PSG top the Ligue 1 table with 71 points, with big contributions from stars like Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi. Meanwhile, Marseille slips back to second place with 59 points. Fans can watch the game on beIN Sports with cable or stream it online via fuboTVor Sling.

What time does the game start? Where can I watch it on TV? – Sunday’s game will start at 2:45 PM EST and will be broadcast on television via be in sports nationwide in the United States.

Live streaming options: be in sports | Sling | fuboTV (free trial) – If you have a cable subscription, you can use your TV provider’s login credentials to watch online via be in sports. If you don’t have cable, you can watch via Sling with their World Sports add-on package – or via fuboTVwhich includes beIN sports with their basic plan (and free trial).

More from the Associated Press:

Kylian Mbappe’s save is crucial to Marseille’s chances against league leaders Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday as they push for second place and automatic Champions League qualification.

With seven games to play, Marseille have a three-point lead over third-placed Rennes, who can move into second place on goal difference by beating sixth-placed Monaco at home on Friday.

Mbappe is the league’s best player and leads on two fronts with 20 goals and 14 assists – one more than team-mate Lionel Messi. Neymar is also back in scoring form, with five in two games.

In total this season, Mbappe has 31 goals and 18 assists in 39 games.

Containing the French striker is hard enough for Marseille. Even more so with tired legs three days after a Europa Conference League quarter-final game in Greece and against a well-rested PSG.

Since being knocked out of the Champions League in a humiliating way by Real Madrid last month, Mbappe and Neymar each scored six goals in four league appearances.

Marseille faced PAOK Thessaloniki later on Thursday and with only a 2-1 lead at home, coach Jorge Sampaoli did not have the luxury of resting key players like Dimitri Payet, starting midfielder Matteo Guendouzi or the central defender William Saliba.

Sampaoli will also rely heavily on Guendouzi and Saliba to contain Mbappe when the club’s bitter rivals meet after a 0-0 draw in October.

With Payet, they have been the most consistent Marseille players this season and made their debut in the France team. Saliba and Guendouzi featured in recent friendly wins over Ivory Coast and South Africa, with Mbappe scoring Guendouzi’s late goal in a 5-0 win over Bafana Bafana.

Guendouzi will stay close to Mbappe again, this time to stop his devastating runs from deep and prevent him from using his speed to run at Saliba.

Sampaoli thinks they are up to the task.

“They played with authority, they got better and they keep getting better. We really benefit from that (and) it’s important for us to have young players at this level,” Sampaoli said. “They will fight for a place in the World Cup, even if they are very young and in a team (France) which is difficult to integrate.”

Guendouzi, who turned 23 on Thursday, is a versatile midfielder and equally adept left and right in Sampaoli’s 4-3-3 formation.

Marseille brought in Guendouzi on loan from Premier League club Arsenal with option to purchase at the end of the season. He was signed to Arsenal by former PSG manager Unai Emery in 2018. Guendouzi impressed during spells in north London but lost his place and was loaned out to German club Hertha Berlin last season.

He’s scored twice for Hertha and has three league goals for Marseille so far, showing he’s finally adding that finishing touch to go along with his high-octane running and smooth passing. In his previous 112 games – for Arsenal and Lorient combined – he has scored just once.

“It’s true that I’m in good shape and I’m making more of a difference,” Guendouzi said. “I must continue.”

Saliba, 21, burst onto the scene aged 17 with Saint-Etienne and secured a high-profile transfer to Arsenal three years ago for a reported $35million.

He crossed paths with Guendouzi there but never played for the Premier League club and was loaned out to Saint-Etienne, then Nice last season and Marseille this season – where he made 30 league appearances.

It is perhaps no coincidence that their return to form has helped Marseille concede just 29 goals – the same number as PSG – and just behind Nice’s best 27 goals.

But stopping Mbappe in such frantic form, with Neymar and Messi backing the French star, is arguably Saliba’s biggest challenge yet.

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