Midweek Mashup – Olympique de Marseille, 1992
Our previous look at a Marseille mashup was from a 2007 game at Strasbourg and this instance features the same opposition.
The 1992-93 season saw l’OM claim both the domestic league and the Champions League, though they were later stripped of the French title.
It would be unthinkable today, but in every game the club played during that campaign, they wore the same shorts style, white with three adidas Equipment stripes, which were part of both the first and second kit.
With no rule requiring shorts-clashes to be avoided in either Ligue 1 or Europe – such as in the final – the only time the primary strip was altered was the visit to Strasbourg in November 1992.
The hosts had a shirt similar to that used by Schalke at the time, a distinctive adidas template, worn with white shorts and socks, necessitating a change below the knee for Raymond Goethals’ side.
Marseille went 2-0 up at Stade de la Meinau on November 20 only for Strasbourg fought back to secure a draw, leaving l’OM in fifth place.
Coincidentally, the same thing would happen against Rangers at Ibrox five days later in the first Champions League game, though Marseille would move towards the top of the domestic table in the spring of 1993 as well as becoming the first French club to claim Europe’s premier title.