They had promised an exceptional tifo, this was the case. In a boiling Vélodrome, OM supporters launched this clash against Lyon by deploying three symbols of their club and brandishing thousands of blue and white papers on the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the club.
We have seen representations of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, the founder of the Olympique de Marseille Rene Dufaure de Montmirail, and the coat of arms of the city. Animations whose promotion had been made throughout the week before Olympico and largely financed by the management of the Marseille club.
Record of affluence beaten
The Marseille club also broke its record of attendance with 65,421 spectators. The previous record dates from the reception of the PSG in February 2017 with 65,252 people that night.
Earlier in the day, more than 6,000 Marseille fans walked up the Avenue du Prado to the stadium chanting many songs to the glory of their club. Many insults against Rudi Garcia, OM coach last season who joined the OL in October, and Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas.