unbeatable on the coronation of OM in the Champions League?

Thirty years ago to the day, Olympique de Marseille made an impression by winning, for the first time for a French club, the final of the 1993 Champions League, against AC Milan, which then counted in its ranks the reigning Golden Ball, Marco Van Basten. The feat of the club then chaired by Bernard Tapie inspired Top Mercato a special quiz, which looks back extensively on this historic final, as well as on the Marseille route during the 1992-1993 edition of the competition. If you are not afraid of dégun, come and test your knowledge on the subject!

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Didier Deschamps OM

#1. In 1993, as captain of OM, who lifted the cup with the big ears first?

#2. How did Basile Boli score the only goal in the final?

It was on a corner, by placing a header in the middle of a crowd of Milanese, that Basile Boli scored the most important goal of his playing career, on May 26, 1993.

#3. What slogan appeared after OM’s victory in the Champions League?

Thirty years after this historic victory for France, Bernard Tapie’s OM and their supporters still proclaim it: “Forever the first!”

#4. Who coached OM when they won the Champions League final?

The Belgian Raymond Goethals was on the OM bench to dominate AC Milan 1-0 in the 1993 C1 final. Belgium, in Anderlecht.

#5. In May 1993, which stadium hosted the final won by OM?

The final of the 1992-1993 edition of the Champions League took place in Munich, at the Olympic Stadium, where FC Bayern then played.

#6. Which former Marseille player played for AC Milan in the 1993 Champions League final?

After making OM happy between 1986 and 1992, and after even losing a Champions League final in 1991 with Marseille, Jean-Pierre Papin was transferred to AC Milan in the summer of 1992. a year later, the striker, replacing at kick-off, came into play in the 58th minute and saw his former partners lift the cup with big ears at the end of regulation time.

#7. How many 1998 world champions did OM have in its ranks in the 1993 Champions League final?

Fabien Barthez, Marcel Desailly and Didier Deschamps lifted the cup with big ears in 1993 with OM, before winning France their first World Cup final in 1998.

#8. Who was the coach of AC Milan during the final lost against OM?

Arrived at AC Milan in 1991 after Arrigo Sacchi, the Italian Fabio Capello was crowned with success during his time on the bench of the Lombard club, until 1996 (4 times Serie A champion). However, the coach lost against OM for his first Champions League final on the Milanese bench, before taking revenge on FC Barcelona the following year (4-0 victory in the C1 final).

#9. Which Olympian took the corner for the only goal of the 1993 final, scored by Basile Boli?

It was the Ghanaian Abedi Pelé who took the victorious corner, for the goal of Basile Boli, in the 44th.

#10. Which of these teams was NOT in the OM pool during the group stage which preceded the 1993 final against AC Milan?

Another time, another Champions League formula. To reach the final, OM had to finish 1st in a group of 4, including FC Bruges, CSKA Moscow and Glasgow Rangers. 3 wins and 3 draws in 6 games were enough for the Olympians. In the other group, AC Milan pulverized all their opponents (FC Porto, PSV Eindhoven, IFK Göteborg), with 6 wins in 6 games.


Congratulations, you are unbeatable on OM’s victory in the Champions League against the great Milan. This feat, the first of French clubs in Europe, has made a lasting impression on people’s minds, and especially yours!

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Didier Deschamps OM

Surely you weren’t born in 1993, unless you support a team other than OM? In any case, this victory of the Marseille club in the Champions League final against the great Milan did not mark you more than that, despite the feat that this represents for French clubs.

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Didier Deschamps OM

After answering the questions, click “done” to get your grade and review.

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