Conference League: OM join PSG and Monaco in European Cup history

Qualified for the last four of the Conference League after a 1-0 win on Thursday at the lawns of PAOK, Olympique de Marseille joins Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco in European giants.

Europe often remains the favorite playground of French football’s two foes if they meet in Ligue 1 on Sunday evening for the much-awaited Classic. Not in terms of direct confrontation, but in terms of its symbolism. And in a game this small, Olympique de Marseille can claim to join Paris Saint-Germain in European Cup history starting Thursday evening.

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Winner of PAOK Salonica in the quarter-finals of the Europa Conference League (3–1 back and forth) and qualified for the last four of the shortest European competitions, Marseille climbs to the semi-finals for the 7th time in its existence—the final of a European Cup. Detail: Twice in C1, once in C2, three times in C3, and now once in C4. The Olympians are thus equal to the record held by the French club co-owned by Paris (3 times in C1, 3 times in C2, 1 time in C3) but Monaco (4 times in C1, 2 times in C2 and C3). 1 time in) )

A special format in 1993

In 1992–93, when OM won the Champions League, Raymond Goethals’ players did not play in the semi-finals, as that year’s format was in a group stage (two mini-championships of four teams, of which two winners met in the final). quarter and half space.

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Four years after their Europa League epic, which ended with a loss in the final against Atlético de Madrid, Olympique de Marseille is back in the last four of European competition, their 7th consecutive victory on the European stage (out of the Europa League). a) excited. Six in the Europa Conference League). Dimitri Payet’s teammate Feyenoord will face the Dutch from Rotterdam on 28 April (GO) and 5 May (Return).

Romain Davau The Indian Paper Journalist

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