PAOK-OM: With a new goal of Payette, Marseilles works and is cut in half

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Olympique de Marseille completed the second leg of the Europa Conference League quarter-final against PAOK on Thursday evening. Thanks to a goal from the inevitable Payet, Marseille won 1–0 (3–1 on aggregate) and would therefore remain in the last four of this C4.

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Four years after its epic run in the Europa League, completed with a loss in the final against Atlético de Madrid, Olympique de Marseille finds the last four of a European competition. The Focians, a 2-1 winner in the first leg at the Velodrome, won the Europa Conference League quarter-final second leg against PAOK 1-0 this Thursday evening, thanks to a feat by the inevitable Payet, who was already in the decider. Was. First set on a bright half volley.

The match started with a bit of a shock, Om slowly measured the incident and got his hands on the match. Beyond a delicate first quarter of an hour, Marseille dominated the debate on the European scene to offer themselves their seventh consecutive win (one in the Europa League, six in the Europa Conference League). They will face Feyenoord Rotterdam in the semi-finals on 28 April (GO) and 5 May (Return), with a second leg at home.

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A week after mastering the Greeks at the velodrome, Marseille took little time to enter their match. In contrast, certainly intoxicated by the boiling atmosphere of La Tumbia, the PAOK players began drumming to try to catch a goal. From the 10th minute, Mandanda, holder of a third consecutive meeting, had to work, first pulling his foot well on an attempt in the box and then solidifying to remove a header from the corner.

Payet, him again

Except that Marseilles did not lose the thread of their meeting and managed to regroup. In the 26th minute, Jorge Sampaoli’s men, who were suspended for this meeting, even failed to open an impossible-on score against their camp. On a frivolous ball, Ingasson lacks control and is overjoyed to see his team post the save.

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The solution finally came from Payet, her again. In the 34th minute, Gwendouzzi recovered a ball at the Greek Formation’s camp. Bakambu inherits the leather and gives it back to the Marseille midfielder, who moves a millimeter on the center to the right before serving Payette in front of the cages. Marseille would only have to accommodate Paskakis at close range to score their fourth goal of the season on the European scene (1-0, 34th).

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The goal scored by Reunion allowed OM to get some fresh air in this double clash, as at that point, the Greeks had to score twice to snatch extra time. But, from Payette’s opener, Marseille managed and kept pushing for a break goal to surely bury all PAOK’s hopes.

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On the rare Greek attacks, Om can count on a very good Mandanda in any case, always alert and quick and to the ground, such as on a good half-volley from Zivkovic in the 70th minute or a heavy shot from Mitrika. But the 88th. In a final outburst of pride, the Greeks gave everything to score and sent shivering through the ranks of Marseille, but nothing could stop OM from writing a beautiful new page in their European history.

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