That mythical Paris Saint Germain of the years 90

That mythical Paris Saint Germain of the years 90
Rai, Girola, Weah... stars of the PSG 90.

Last update October 11, 2022 by colgadosporelfutbol

The Paris Saint Germain lived its first golden age in the years 90. The Parisian team managed 7 titles between the years 1993 Y 1998, in addition to falling in love with fans in games they will never forget, like the return of the quarterfinals of the UEFA Cup in 1993 against Real Madrid or the final of the Cup Winners Cup of 1996 against Rapid Vienna.

The PSG of the years 90

The first great campaign of that glorious decade for the Paris Saint Germain was the 92-93, season in which they achieved a creditable second place and managed to seize the Coupe de France by defeating Nantes in the final by 3-0. Also in the UEFA Cup, they eliminated the Real Madrid in the quarterfinals going back in the second leg the 3-1 that Madrid had endorsed him in the first leg, 5-4 at the end of the tie. In the semifinals they would fall to the champion, Juventus.

In the following season, with the addition of a new star like Raí, the PSG would manage to win the League 1 with 8 points of difference over his great rival, Olympique de Marseille. In the European Cup Winners' Cup, they would reach the semifinals, after defeating the Real Madrid in the quarterfinals with 2-1 global. It would fall in the semifinals against Arsenal, just like in the French Cup against Lente RC in the quarterfinals.

PSG Real Madrid
PSG became the black beast of Real Madrid which he eliminated two years in a row. Liberian George Weah with Sanchís in the photo (Digital freedom)

In the season 94-95, already Luis Fernández coaching, the team would win the French Cup and the League Cup after defeating Strasbourg and Bastia respectively in the finals. In the league he could only achieve third place, lagging behind Olympique Lyon and Nantes, competition champion. In European competitions, would again eliminate a Spanish team in the quarterfinals. This time it would be the Barcelona, in the Champions League, with a 3-2 at the end of the tie. The team would say goodbye to the competition after falling defeated against Milan in the semifinals.

Barcelona PSG
Rai, Weah and Koeman in that Barça-PSG nineties (Paris Historic Canal)

The second part of the decade of the 90

The following season, the Paris Saint Germain He would continue adding titles to his showcases after proclaiming himself champion of the European Cup Winners Cup, defeating the Rapid of Vienna for 1-0 in the end. Previously in the semifinals, would be the executioner again of another Spanish team, this time he Deportivo La Coruna. He would also win the French Super Cup, in which the winner of the Coupe de France faced the champion of Ligue 1, in the first edition of this tournament. Victory on penalties against Nantes after drawing two in the match.

In the 96-97, the team would not be able to get any trophy after losing the final of the Recopa against Barcelona for 1-0 and the European Super Cup against Juventus by a strong 1-6. In the League 1 would return to be second just like in the previous season.

More luck in terms of titles would have in the season 97-98, in which he would repeat a double of cups, winning the final of the League Cup against Bordeaux and the final of the French Cup against Lens. In the League 1 he could only be eighth and was eliminated in the group stage of the Champions League.

The first great epoch of PSG came to an end in the season 98-99, where he would only achieve the French Super Cup after beating Lens again. Many of its stars like Raí, Weah, Owns, Ginola O Guerin they were leaving the team and it suffered, so long it would take 5 years to achieve another title, the French Cup of the season 2003-2004.

Raúl Martínez

Passionate about historical football despite my youth. Learning and enjoying this sport every day. Follow me on Twitter @HistoricMVB

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