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Rocheteau betrays the Greens, Borelli kisses the lawn

Thirty-eight years ago, the poster for the final already opposed Paris-SG to Saint-Etienne. Memories.

PSG president Francis Borelli says a prayer before the penalty shoot-out on May 15, 1982 at the Parc des Princes in Paris.
PSG president Francis Borelli says a prayer before the penalty shoot-out on May 15, 1982 at the Parc des Princes in Paris. SPORTS PRESS / SPORTS PRESS

“Although I am southern, I am not used to being very expansive … But one cannot contain such joy”, smiled Francis Borelli, on TF1, after the victory of Paris Saint-Germain in the final of the 1982 Coupe de France, against Saint-Étienne. The Parisian president had indeed something to be ecstatic after this title remained in the annals of the club of the capital and of French football. First because it was the first trophy for this young PSG, created twelve years earlier. And all the rest… The der of Michel Platini in Green before joining Juventus, the crazy scenario of the meeting, the invasion of the field, President Borelli kissing the lawn of the Parc des Princes… Forever in the legend. Of course, the poster for the 103e final of the Coupe de France, PSG-ASSE, this Friday at the Stade de France (9 p.m.), invites you to dive back with appetite thirty-eight years earlier. Especially since, since, ASSE has not reached this stage of the competition! 1982, starting point for

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