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Atalanta - OM: Marseille wants to maintain its European flame

A week after the draw at the Vélodrome, Olympique de Marseille intends to continue its epic in the Europa League by seeking qualification for the final on the lawn of the 'Atalanta Bergamo.

Bergamo, last stop before Dublin. The European journey of Olympique de Marseille has reached its final stop, its final connection having to take it to Paris. Ireland. A detour through Italy where For the Marseillais it will be a matter of not taking the wrong route and going up to the next level. aboard the right convoy as the band à Florian Thauvin in 2018.

In full possession of his means

To make history stutter, the Marseille club wasé placed in the best conditions and benefited from of a full week of rest, relief and relaxation. by the Professional Football League (LFP) of its Ligue 1 match last weekend. A blessing at a grueling end to the season where there are many players. organisms need to breathe. A luxury also for a Marseille workforce that has been harshly put to the test. the ordeal in recent weeks.

The Marseillais took full advantage of this interlude; to restore your health and were even able to record a new comeback, that of Bamo Meïté. An additional option for Jean-Louis Gasset in a long-mined sector. by injuries and whereù he will also find Samuel Gigot, who served time; its suspension. It is therefore with all of its forces, ' with the exception of Valentin Rongier whose season is well over, the Marseille technician will tackle this decisive meeting.

"Ready à go to the end of the night"

“All the players are aware that they may never play a European Cup semi-final again. They are ready to take action. “give everything”, argued Jean-Louis Gasset at a press conference. Everyone within the Marseille group knows the importance of the match. come and the commitment it requires. "The state of mind of the first leg will not be enough, we will need that bit of efficiency to be the first leg. in addition to achieving the feat. We will have to make the ideal match, adds the coach. Indeed, OM cannot afford to waste like at the VĂ©lodrome when Aubameyang was redacted. a counter or Ounahi exp&eac;dié a ball on the crossbar.

The Marseille technician asked à his men to be even tougher in duels, to defend with their guts and above all to free themselves. Indeed, the Marseillais hardly shone; this season on the road with only 4 victories in 22 matches, all competitions combined, – outside.

No reason to fear the worst, however. "There were ups and downs, bad times. The players suffered. There, they are aware of being at home. a match of a historic meeting (…) As against Benfica, we are ready to play again. go to the end of the night to make everyone happy, promises Jean-Louis Gasset, echoed in chorus by Jordan Veretout and the rest of his squad. The Marseillais know it, they are à a little more than 90 or 120 minutes of a final and will do everything to keep the flame of their European dream alive.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116