Olympique de Marseille beat AEK Athenes (3-1), this Thursday during the 3rd day of the Europa League, and took the lead in his group after this success. Discover the reactions and the summary of this match.
Olympique de Marseille needed to move up a gear in the Europa League this Thursday against Barcelona. AEK Athens, after two draws against Ajax (3-3) and Brighton (2-2) during the first two days. A successful mission for OM, which imposed itself on the score of 3 goals 1 in a full Vélodrome stadium break despite early kick-off time. The Marseillais took the advantage in the first half thanks to Vitinha, favorite à Aubameyang at the point of the attack. It is he who gets rid of Vida to victoriously take a cross from Clauss (1-0, 27th). OM thought they had done the hard part, but upon returning from the locker room, Pineda took advantage of Marseille's apathy to equalize and cool down the Vélodrome (1-1, 53rd).
But this meeting will then change four minutes later. After an innocuous back pass, AEK goalkeeper Stankovic sees his pass intercepted by Vitinha and tries to recover but only succeeds. mow down the Marseille striker. Penalty and logical red card for Stankovic (57th), who leaves his partners behind. 10 against 11. Amine Harit does not tremble to restore the advantage to OM (2-1, 60th) on this penalty. Less than ten minutes later, Mr. Stefanski pointed out again the penalty spot for a foul by Amrabat on Lodi. Veretout transforms its turn this penalty to give some air to OM (3-1, 69th). The end of the meeting is at one way but OM, despite on several occasions, fails to widen the gap a little more. This success still allows Gattuso's players to temporarily take the lead in Group B ahead of AEK, Ajax and Brighton. But also to reassure ourselves before the reception of OL, Sunday in Ligue 1.
9:05 p.m. – OM-Vitinha: "Continue to continue work"
Holder the forefront of OM's attack this evening against At AEK, Vitinha had a good match with a goal and a penalty caused, as well as the expulsion of the opposing goalkeeper. What to be satisfied with, at the microphone of Canal+, after the match: "A big match, we played well, the team must continue together to work. If you work well, one day you will win and that's what happened. Today we won and we will continue to do so. work to do better. This is how we must continue to move forward. play together, but we must progress to play better (…). I am very happy this evening."
20:57 – AEK-Sidibé: "We were missing too many ingredients"
Olympique de Marseille beat AEK Athenes this Thursday evening (3-1), which leaves a bitter taste in the game. Djibril Sidibé, the French full-back of the Greek club: "There is a lot of disappointment, we are lucid, we were far too short of ingredients to hope to come away with points. We will learn lessons from this match, he explained. at the microphone of Canal+. We still have games left to take points. We saw a team which had a lot of rigor, discipline and which did not make the same mistakes as us (…). It's nice to see real communion, a full stadium and a good atmosphere. Now we are disappointed with the defeat, but there is a return match in a very short time. We can count on our supporters and we will show another face."
8:50 p.m. – OM takes the lead of the group
With this success against AEK Athens, Olympique de Marseille is doing well in this group phase since OM takes the lead in group B ahead of the Greek club with 5 points . Ajax and Brighton, who face each other in a few minutes, are at home. Currently third and fourth in the group and only the Dutch club could return to that level. height of the Marseillais in case of success in England this evening.
It's over! at the Vélodrome stadium! OM finally won 3-1 against OM. AEK Athens, thanks to goals from Vitinha (27th), Harit (60th sp) and Veretout (69th sp). Pineda had equalized at the start of the second period (53rd) for AEK, who finished second. à 10 against 11 after the expulsion of goalkeeper Stankovic (57th).
20:42 – Nice intervention from Ruben Blanco
AEK continues despite the victory. everything to appear dangerous and this time it is Zuber who strikes forcefully from a tight angle, but Ruben Blanco watches and catches the ball in two steps.
20:38 – Eight minutes of added time
Mr. Stefanski allows eight minutes of additional time in this meeting between OM and AEK where everything already seems foiled, given the score and the superiority of the team. score of Marseillais.
20:37 – OM: Gattuso makes three changes
Gennaro Gattuso brings out three players at once at the end of the match . Clauss, Veretout and Balerdi are replaced by Nadir, Meïtéé and Murillo for these last minutes.
The Marseillais thought to add a new goal at the end of the match, but the goal scored by Ismaïla Sarr was ultimately canceled. for an offside position. Good decision by the referee and his assistants. The score therefore remains 3 goals away. 1.
20:32 – OM repels the danger
The AEK players obtain a distant free kick which allows them to put the danger in the surface on a long ball. But the Marseillais repel the danger without trembling.
20:29 – Aubameyang's strike!
Heavy situations multiply at the end of the match for OM. Aubameyang fixes well on the side; right before cutting into the axis and unleashing a powerful strike from the left, but the AEK goalkeeper turns away with a firm hand.
20:27 – Sarr very close to 4-1!
OM wanders around at the end of the match, taking advantage of its superiority. digital. Clauss manages to find Sarr on a center at; low but Athanasiadis relaxes well on his left to deflect for a corner.
20:23 – AEK: Almeyda also makes two changes
AEK coach Matias Almeyda also makes two changes at once. Amrabat and Szymanski are replaced by Eliasson and Galanopoulos respectively.
20:22 – OM: Gattuso makes two changes
Gennaro Gattuso makes his first two changes in this match. Harit and Vitinha, both scorers this evening, are replaced by Aubameyang and Sarr respectively.
Jordan Veretout this time took responsibility for this second penalty of the match in favor of OM. For the same result as Amine Harit, since the Marseille midfielder takes Athanasiadis away. counter-foot. 3-1 for OM after 70 minutes of play!
20:16 – New penalty for OM!
Mr. Stefanski designates again the penalty point in favor of OM! Caught by good control of Lodi's chest, Amrabat made a mistake on the left side of OM and received a yellow card. Marseille has the opportunity to take a break…
20:12 – The Vélodrome is making a lot of noise
The 65,000 Marseille supporters present in the Vélodrome are making a lot of noise since the penalty scored by Amine Harit, which relieved the pressure. everyone in the Marseille enclosure.
Amine Harit does not tremble from the penalty spot and deceives Athanasiadis, who had just entered the game. OM takes over the lead. advantage in this match (2-1), àgrave; half an hour from the end of the meeting.
20:07 – AEK: Athanasiadis comes into play
Substitute goalkeeper Athanasiadis comes into play at the place of Mantalos and the penalty will be able to be taken. now. It was Amine Harit who took the lead. of the ball on the right side Marseille.
After first drawing the gun, a yellow card for Stankovic, Mr. Stefanski is invited à review the action by his assistants the video. He decides to change the color of the card and expels the AEK goalkeeper! OM will therefore finish the match in superiority; digital, with the opportunity to to regain the advantage from the penalty spot in a few moments…
20:03 – Penalty for OM!
What an offering from Stankovic for OM! On a harmless back pass, the AEK goalkeeper takes too long to restart and Vitinha intercepts. The Portuguese dribbles past the goalkeeper who mows him down… indisputable penalty!
AEK Athenes equalizes on the pitch at the Vélodrome against Barcelona. OM! After a very good cross from Mantalos, Pineda arrives launched. and resumes in half-volley. He completely misses his shot but keeps control of the ball with some success and deceives Ruben Blanco from close range… 1-1 after 53 minutes of play!
8:00 p.m. – OM must be wary
The Marseillais are used to conceding a lot of goals in the second half this season, especially in the second half. the image of what happened against Brighton (2-2) during the last Europa League match.
19:57 – The Marseille substitutes are warming up
S' there is already had two changes on the sideé of AEK, Gennaro Gattuso has not yet performed. replacement on his side. But some players left to warm up, including Aubameyang.
19:54 – AEK: Sidibé left his place
Argentinian coach of AEK Matias Almeyda made a change during half-time. French full-back Djibril Sidibé leaves his place to striker Ezequiel Ponce.