The build-up to Sunday's clash between bitter rivals Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique de Marseille at Parc des Princes has been unusually quiet this week.
The fixture known in France as Le Classique normally enjoys plenty of hype ahead of the game. However, this week's preface has been so muted that only a small smattering of journalists decided to show up to PSG coach Laurent Blanc's pre-match news conference.
It seems that many have already made up their minds that Sunday's encounter is going...
Paris St Germain coach Laurent Blanc is in buoyant mood ahead of Sunday's home game against Marseille after his team's ``best performance of the season'' in midweek.
The defending Ligue 1 champions clinched their second win in as many Champions League games when they overcame Shakhtar Donetsk 3-0 in Ukraine on Wednesday.
``I think this was our best performance of the season as we defeated a really strong team in Shakhtar,'' Blanc told ligue1.com.
``We played well both in defence and in attack.
Paris Saint-Germain's testing run of seven games in 23 days is almost over, and the visit of bitter rivals Olympique de Marseille in Le Classique on Sunday will bring the series to a halt for the upcoming international break.
Of the six games out of those seven played, the French champions have won four and drawn two, extending their lead at the top of Ligue 1 to four points. Laurent Blanc's men should arguably hold a greater lead at Le Championnat's summit, after drawing against both Girondins...