ᑕ❶ᑐ How was the PSG of Vampeta, Pochettino and other « big shots » the last time their rival was French champion
This Saturday (4), the PSG receives the Nantesat 5 p.m. (Brasilia time), at the Parque dos Príncipes, in another match decided in the fight for the title of the French Championship. The aura of the game broadcast live by ESPN No Star+.
Now a mid-table team, Nantes had the best time in their history between the mid-1990s and early 2000s, when they won several important national titles.
During the 2000/01 season included, the green and yellow team was returned to me League 1beautiful and beautiful countryside.
At that same time, PSG was a very different team from today…
Without the infinite financial contribution of Qatar, the team of the French capital had a workforce much less starry than today. Proof of this is that the Frenchman finished in a modest 9th place that year.
However, Paris had in its ranks some « medallions » well known to Brazilian fans, as well as athletes who would later shine in other important clubs in Europe.
Reminisce about PSG’s 2000/01 highlights:
Mikel Arteta: Revealed at the bottom of the Barcelonathe midfielder arrived at PSG at a very young age and made his debut as a professional player for the France team at the age of 19. In all, he played two seasons for the team, but enjoyed more success years later, playing in the premier league. The current manager of Arsenal and the Premier League.
Aliou Cisse: The midfielder played four seasons at PSG. After his retirement, he became coach of the national team of Senegal, which he defended as long as an athlete.
Maurice Pochettino: Considered one of the greatest idols in the history of Paris, the defender had a great time at the Parc des Princes and was a holder of the 2002 World Cup with the Argentine national team representing PSG. After his stop, he became a coach and even went through the club of the French capital, winning 3 titles.
Jay Jay Okocha: Title of one of the most memorable nicknames in the history of (Site notre bureau spécialisé), the African is another who marked the history of PSG with great performances. Number 10 for four seasons, he played very well for the team, including playing in two World Cups for Nigeria as a Paris player.
vampire: Few remember, but the « Old Vamp » made eight appearances for PSG during his « lightning » spell with the team, between February and May 2001. He scored a goal for the team, against Auxerre (remember in the video above) then to leave Paris to play for flamencoin August of the same year.
Christian: The other Brazilian in this PSG team was the centre-forward, who, in his country, did very well in wearing the jerseys of International e guild. In 1999/00, the match came in an excellent season in Paris, needing 19 but in 37 appearances. In 2000/01, meanwhile, he could not maintain the same performance and left for Bordeaux.
Nicolas Anelka: One of the best (and most volatile) forwards in French (Site notre bureau spécialisé) history, Anelka returned to PSG in 2000/01 after failing the previous year in a club shirt. real Madrid. He also failed to repeat the success of other times and soon left for the liverpoolcontinuing his « gypsy ball » career.
As well as finishing 9th in the French Championship that year, the 2000/01 PSG were eliminated in the Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue française that season.
Already Champions Leaguethe club reached the 2nd group stage, but found themselves at the bottom of Group B and also said goodbye to the competition prematurely.
Where to watch PSG vs Nantes?
PSG X Nantesthis Saturday (4), at 5 p.m. (Brasilia time), at French Championshiptime broadcast live by ESPN No Star+.