Stéphane Burgatt (correspondent in Marseille)// Photo credits: GEORGES GOBET / AFP 08:01, May 26, 2023Olympique de Marseille and the city celebrate this May 26 the 30th anniversary of the victory in the Champions League. The Phocaean city is preparing to live a festive evening with the program meeting with the former players and broadcasting of the match at the foot of the town hall.
In football, they are forever the first. Olympique de Marseille celebrates today the 30th anniversary of its victory in the Champions League. The joy of Bernard Tapie, the goal of Basile Boli... The whole city is getting ready to remember and celebrate this achievement.
"It's going to be great!"
30 years later, the emotion is intact. "It's in my head, in my heart, I remember everything. For me, it's one of the most beautiful memories in sport. All this is clear and clear. The European Cup, it was for me a magnificent thing and I do not think we will have it again, "says a man at the microphone of Europe 1.
At the foot of the town hall: broadcast of the match in real time, giant tifo. The mayor promises surprises. Former players will be in town and with all the supporters there, the whole Old Port that promises to capsize.
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"It's Samba de Janeiro, there, Marseille, that's how it is. We're having a big party! Smoke and drums, all the supporters will be there, so it's going to be great!" enthuses another fan.
Tribute to Bernard Tapie
In sound and light mode, supporters will also set the entire harbor ablaze with hundreds of smoke bombs. "We will all crack our smoke at the same time all over the Marseille coast. I think the rendering will be just exceptional, "says a man.
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All will have a special thought for Bernard Tapie, the other hero of this European Cup who will be entitled to a special tribute.