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OM - Shakhtar: Marseille qualifies for the round of 16, match summary

A week after his draw Hamburg, OM showed of character to impose itself on others. home against Shakhtar Donetsk and validate their ticket for the round of 16 of the Europa League.

OM - Shakhtar: Marseille qualifies for the round of 16, match summary

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OM - Shakhtar: Marseille qualifies for the round of 16, match summary

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23:40 – Good night

Thank you à all and &agrav; everyone for accompanying us to follow OM's victory against Shakhtar Donetsk and their qualification for the round of 16 of the Europa League.

OM - Shakhtar: Marseille qualifies for the round of 16, match summary

She doesn&apos ;will not erase everything that didn't work. this season but this victory, synonymous with qualification for the round of 16 of the Europa League, will bring a bubble of happiness to the people of Marseille and perhaps constitute the basis of a new confidence for the Marseillais. Led by the score, the latter demonstrated; that they had character and above all the ability to &agrav; impose their tempo &agrav; the opponent until 'à make him crack.

Because everything had started very badly; for the Olympians. Not really &agrav; at ease in a tense context caused by this tense match and the entire environment around the club, they experienced a difficult first ten minutes at the end of which Clauss stood out despite being defeated. him committing a foul in his area on Eguinaldo. Already at fault à on the way out and describe the through his management in the media, the Marseille full-back put his club in trouble. Without state of mind, Sudakov transformed the penalty from within the law and cast a chill on the volcano that is the V' ;eacute;lodrome.

However, this Ukrainian goal did not have the negative effect imagined. On the contrary, he re-mobilized the locals who set about their mission. gain trust. In the wake of Gigot and Kondogbia, they raised the level of commitment and proceeded to move forward. higher and more aggressive pressing. A profitable option since the Marseille midfielder forced Bondarenko à play behind Stepanenko. There, Moumbagna caused the loss of the ball which Harit took advantage of to send Aubameyang to equalize. A goal as important as it is symbolic because in addition to bringing back one's own à height, the Gabonese became &agrav; this occasion the only top scorer in the history of the Europa League (31). Behind, OM continued to push, using their full-backs. Positioned high, Clauss and Merlin showered the opposing area with crosses. Despite two contentious situations, the Marseille club was content with a draw & the break.

Returning from the locker room, the former Lens player was close to catching up but his volley bounced off Azarov and missed the target, like the header. close range from Konoplia a few moments earlier. Despite This fear, OM maintained its hold and was rewarded &agrav; based on the last quarter of an hour. Sensing the blow, Gasset brought in à the hour of play Veretout and Sarr to bring accuracy and percussion. The second proved him right by exploiting a long, poorly controlled ball. by Aubameyang. Behind the Gabonese's back, the Senegalese turned into a scorer and set the Vélodrome ablaze, all at once. his joy to intone a sonorous "To arms!".

Unlike &agrav; On the first leg, OM did not give up their advantage and even reinforced it when Kondogbia came to improve their very good match with an opportunistic goal. On a free kick from Clauss, Riznyk and Stepanenko did not understand each other. While the goalkeeper came out of his goal to punch, the Ukrainian captain did not see him and involuntarily extended his head to the far post where from the right the Marseille midfielder sealed the fate of the match.

After months of ineffectiveness, and a turbulent last week, OM and all the people of Marseille could exult. If he hasn't revolutionized, In the Marseille game, Gasset has at least succeeded in his first challenge, that of empowering his players and awakening their pride. Time will tell whether this was just a temporary clearing or a more lasting phenomenon. In the meantime, Marseille continues its European adventure alone, the other French clubs (Lens, Rennes and Toulouse, editor's note) having failed. &agrav; qualify.

23:15 – A first in 2024

Against Shakhtar Donetsk, Olympique de Marseille won their match. their very first match in 2024. Indeed, until then, the Marseillais had only beaten Thionville-Lusithanos, an amateur club, in the Coupe de France. What can perhaps trigger a new impetus for OM.

23:05 – La r&amp ;eacute;action of Kondogbia

"It (victory) is very important and does good for the mind to gain confidence. We played face &agrav; a team accustomed to Europe, which tends to To be good in the Champions League and the Europa League, so it's a good result. Now we need regularity", saidé at the microphone of W9 Geoffrey Kondogbia, who explained  that the Ukrainian opening score on penalty had allowed the Marseillais to remobilize.

With character, Olympique de Marseille beat Shakhtar Donetsk and continue their adventure in the Europa League. After ten difficult minutes, the Marseillais increased their lead. the tone and took their destiny in hand by imposing their rhythm and their willé &agrav; through high pressing. If Aubameyang was able to equalize, the decision was made in the last quarter of an hour with opportunistic goals from Sarr and Kondogbia. Gasset succeeded in his first on the Marseille bench.

22:57 – Pau Lopez reassures

In the surface, à right, Traoré resists Meité and gives indent à Newervton which hits à level with the ground of the right; His cross shot is captured on the ground by Pau Lopez, serene.

22:57 – Harit replaced

At the 90+4, Gasset breaks the rhythm and brings in Soglo à Harit's place.

22:54 – Sarr causes damage

Sarr steals the ball from Pedrinho's feet à straight and projects forward. He escapes two defenders before being tackled. irregularly not Rakitskyi who collects a yellow in added time.

22:53 – Extra time : 5 minutes

There will be 5 minutes of additional time in this second period.

22:52 – Ndiaye too small

Merlin recovers a ball 30 m in his left lane and plays at the feet for Sarr. Entering the area, the Senegalese opts for a small brushed ball. over the top but Ndiaye is too tight in terms of size to take the ball.

22:51 – Sarr in a tight angle

Veretout causes a loss of ball on the right in the Ukrainian area. Behind, Sarr finds himself in a closed corner; and forgets Ndiaye at the near post to take his chance. His shot is deflected; in corner.

22:46 – Burst of changes

Thanks to the stoppage of play following Kondogbia's goal, the two coaches proceeded to play. several changes. Side Shakhtar, Sikan, Bondarenko, Zubkov, Azarov and Stepanenko leave the pitch, replaced by Traoré, Kryskiv, Shved, Pedrinho and Newerton. Side OM, Aubameyang comes out with a standing ovation and leaves his place à Ndiaye.

In the 81st minute, Olympique de Marseille made the break. Side right à 25 m, Clauss rolls his free kick. At 6 meters, Riznyk does not communicate with Stepanenko and the captain takes the ball he wanted to punch from his head. At the far post, Kondogbia takes advantage of the offering and the right, his bad foot, scores à level with the ground. OM leads 3-1!

22:43 – Stepanenko takes a yellow

Stepanenko does not see Aubameyang behind his back who comes back to take the ball and wanting to clear hits the Gabonese. The Ukrainian captain is warned.

22:41 – In the gloves of Pau Lopez

25 meters down the left axis, Rakitskyi takes the free kick. He lobs the wall with his left foot but his ball is brushed away. lack of strength and Pau Lopez relaxes to catch with both hands.

Suspense has set in on the pitch of the Vélodrome while the video assistants analyze the images of the Marseille goal to determine if at the time of Aubameyang's deviation, Sarr was not ;is not in an offside position. Finally, the referee validates the Senegalese's achievement and the Vélodrome roars with happiness.

On a long ball from the Marseille defense, Aubameyang tries to control with the tip of his right foot behind Rakitskyi's back. The ball escapes him but behind it, Sarr emerges and with a volley from the right scores the goal at the near post. In the 74th minute, the Vélodrome burst into flames while OM took control of the return barrage.

22:33 – A free kick for nothing

At 45 m, Clauss refuses to lie down in the opponent's area and gives à Harit position his back to the goal à 25 meters. The Marseille midfielder plays à left on Kondogbia who brings out the ball for Merlin. The latter goes into the surface but it's too deep and Rynik imposes himself in the air.

22:31 – Nobody cuts

Face à Stepanenko on the right à on the edge of the surface, Veretout adjusts a dangerous center to level with the ground. Sarr is short to cut at the near post and Aubameyang can only watch as Matviienko clears in front of his goal. The Gabonese had not followed.

22:29 – Zubkov above

Côté right, Clauss hits the ball at Eguinaldo's feet but gives a chance à Zubkov, who in the area continues with a powerful left strike. Fortunately for OM, the Ukrainian's shot was unscrewed. and escapes into the air.

22:28 – Double entry for OM

In the 63rd minute, Gasset proceeds to his first two changes. He recalls Moumbagna and Harit to the bench to start Sarr and Veretout. The latter makes his return à the competition after a month of absence.

22:25 – Matviienko from the tê te

Ounahi shifts à right Clauss whose center is returnedé by the head of Matviienko. Behind, Merlin arrives launched; but his shot from the left ricochets off the foot of the Ukrainian central defender.

22:24 – Mbemba far from the frame

Arrival launched &agrav; 25 meters away, Mbemba takes advantage of the absence of marking to trigger a right-footed shot. The Congolese crosses his attempt too much, which escapes him and largely misses the mark. left of the opposing goal.

22:23 – Gigot intercepts

The Ukrainians come out more and pose a threat. Zubkov hits à right and gives in the axis à 25 m à Sudakov. Without control, the Ukrainian midfielder distills a pass into the area in front of him for Bondarenko but Gigot appreciates the trajectory and intercepts.

22:21 – A yellow for Matviienko

To avoid a quick counter from OM, Matviienko does not return the ball directly and sends him further into touch. This anti-gambling gesture is punishable a yellow card à the 57th minute.


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