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DIRECT. OM - Benfica: follow the match

Olympique de Marseille enters their Europa League quarter-final second leg with a goal à go back to Benfica Lisbon.

DIRECT. OM - Benfica: follow the match

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20:35 – Security of the Vélodrome

This season, Olympique de Marseille has made the Vélodrome stadium a hostile terrain for all visitors. In 20 matches played against home, Jean-Louis Gasset's men did not fall; only once. It'é the occasion of the Classic against PSG (0-2).

20:30 – The bad streak continues

Olympique de Marseille remains on a series of five consecutive losses in all competitions. The Marseillais thus bowed to the challenge. Villarreal (1-3), Rennes (0-2), against Paris Saint-Germain (0-2), à Lille (1-3) and Benfica Lisbon (1-2). The Marseille club has not won again. since April 10 and the reception of Nantes (2-0).

20:25 – As in 2018 ?

This is the first time since 2018 that Olympique de Marseille has reached the qualifying phase. Direct elimination from the Europa League. Six years ago, the Phocéen club was already on the rise. past by the dams and had been eliminated there. Sporting Braga (3-0 at home and 0-1 in Portugal, editor’s note). Behind, he had achieved an epic until the final, failing against Atletico de Madrid (0-3).

20:20 – A week of rest

Since the quarter-final going to Portugal, Olympique de Marseille has been able to benefit from a full week of rest. Indeed, the Marseillais, like the Parisians and the Lille residents, have beené exempted from the Championship by the Professional Football League (LFP) in order to be able to prepare as best as possible for their return leg. Let's see if this welcome rest will make the difference against Lisbon to reach the semi-finals of the Europa League.

20:15 – Aubameyang was not enough

Last week, Olympique de Marseille had no merit in winning. but conceded; the defeat at hand Estadio da Luz (1-2). The Marseillais first suffered for almost an hour the pace and intensity of the game. Portuguese, failing to achieve this; isolate Joao Neves or à contain Rafa Silva's projections. They then logically cashed in. a goal from the Portuguese leader before Di Maria remembers à their good memories &agrav; the conclusion of a counter. Far from giving up, the Marseillais have little to offer. able to reverse the balance of power and were able to reduce the gap by Aubameyang, perfectly served by Ounahi. The last half hour was Marseille but the domination was sterile.

20:10 – Act VII

This is the 7th time that Benfica Lisbon and Olympique de Marseille have met on the European stage in an official match. For the moment, the advantage is slightly in favor of Lisbon, who have three wins against just one. their Marseille rivals, for two draws.

As expected, Roger Schmidt did not perform well. no changes to approach the quarter-final second leg of the Europa League. Tengstedt will be à the point of the attack with Neres &agrave on the wings left and Di Maria à RIGHT. In the background, Rafa Silva will lead the Lisbon game, with Joao Neves and Florentino to cover him. Behind, classic also with the duo Otamendi-Antonio Silva in the axis, Bah à right and Aursnes à left.

A week after the first leg in Portugal, Jean-Louis Gasset alignedé a team with a few changes. In defense, the young Soglo starts as a left back at right back. in place of Merlin, injured &agrav; ankle. Up front, Aubameyang will be alone at the forefront with the support of Harit and Ndiaye while Veretout, Kondogbia and Ounahi will form the Olympian midfielder.

20:05 – A German on the whistle

The match will be refereed by the German Felix Zwayer. He will be assisted by his compatriots Stefan Lupp and Marco Achmüller. Another German Harm Osmers will officiate as 4th referee. The video arbitration will be, as for he, assuredé by the Germanic pair Bastian Dankert-Marco Fritz.

Good evening à all and &agrav; everyone and welcome to follow this Europa League quarter-final second leg. Olympique de Marseille receives Benfica Lisbon with a goal behind & go back up.

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