In the columns of the newspaper La Provence this Friday, the former central defender of Olympique de Marseille, Renato Civelli, looked back on his years spent on the Canebière and the rivalry born with Olympique Lyonnais and its president Jean-Michel Aulas .
“Jean-Michel Aulas was a provocative character. He does his job extremely well, there can be jealousy, but he often provokes. It was difficult not to get angry and not want to fight with him ( (laughs). Anyway, I really felt that the match to win was against OL, which was the team to beat in Ligue 1 while Paris was not so good at the end of the 2000s “, assured the Argentine, with honesty and humor.
Since the departure of Civelli from OM, the pressure linked to the Olympicos has not really subsided. Evidenced by the last clash between the two teams, last November, with a match abandoned a few minutes after kick-off, while Marseille attacking midfielder Dimitri Payet received a bottle of water in the head.