Olympique Marseille – RB Leipzig Europa League
Olympique de Marseille
Olympique Marseille only managed a draw, home on the “Stade Vélodrome”, 0-0 with Montpellier HSC, in the 32nd round of the French championship. The Marseille group needed a lot of victory, but although it dominated the game, it failed to win, losing 2 big points. One step ago, “Les Olympiens” won with a 3-1 match away with Dijon FCO.
After 32 rounds of play, the team trained by Rudi García is ranked 4th in the standings with 63 points. Following the draw with Montpellier, “Les Phocéens” were scored points and overtaken in the Olympique Lyon, which was 5-0 at Metz. In the last 6 stages this season, OM will try to return to 3rd place in the standings to play in the Champions League (4th place is Europa League).
Until then will be the return of the Europa League quarter-finals with RB Leipzig, with the French having to recover that 0-1 round of the Red Bull Arena. This season they went into the third round of KV Oostende (4-2 and 0-0) and NK Domžale (1-1 and 3-0) in the play-off. In Group I, Olympique Marseille ranked second with 8p after RB Salzburg 12p, but ahead of Konyaspor 6p and Vitória Guimarães 5p. In sixteen OM eliminated SC Braga (3-0 and 0-1), and in eight at Athletic Bilbao (3-1 and 2-1).
RB Leipzig played on the Red Bull Arena on Sunday night with Bayer Leverkusen, a direct challenger for a Champions League spot. Before the game, the Leipzig group was on the 5th place in the standings, with 46 points and had the chance to climb 4, the last of the Champions League, if they had not lost. The final score was 4-1 for “aspirin”, although RBL opened the score. The goals were scored by Marcel Sabitzer (17), Kai Havertz (45), Julian Brandt (51), Panagiotis Retsos (56) and Kevin Volland (69).
After 29 rounds of play, Ralph Hasenhüttl is ranked No. 6 in the standings with 46 points. There are still 5 stages in which RBL will fight to the end to play again in the Champions League. The fight for the 4th place is very tough, and RB Leipzig also has matches in the Europa League, unlike Bayer Leverkusen 48p, Eintracht Frankfurt 46p or TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 43p.
“Die Roten Bullen” played in the Champions League, in Group G, where they finished in 3rd place with 7p after Beşiktaş İstanbul 14p and FC Porto 10p, but ahead of AS Monaco 2p. In sixteen, the Germans passed SSC Napoli (3-1 and 0-2), and in the best of Zenit St. Petersburg (1-1 and 1-0).
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