Atalanta: regrets for OM, the qualification will be played in Bergamo!

Atalanta: regrets for OM, the qualification will be played in Bergamo!
Atalanta: regrets for OM, the qualification will be played in Bergamo!

After this evening’s first leg, everything remains to be done for Olympique de Marseille in the Europa League semi-final first leg against Atalanta Bergamo. Both teams were held in check after goals from Gianluca Scamacca and Chancel Mbemba.

23:30 – Leverkusen took an option

END OF LIVE! In the other Europa League semi-final, Bayer Leverkusen won 2-0 at the Stadio Olimpico against AS Roma after goals from Wirtz and Andrich.

23:25 – The match summary

OM can blame themselves! In the semi-final first leg of the Europa League, Marseille hosted Atalanta Bergamo, who defeated Liverpool in the previous round. After a balanced but choppy start to the match, punctuated by numerous mistakes, the Italians dampened Marseille’s hopes after the tenth minute of play. Well served by Koopmeiners in the area, Gianluca Scamacca crossed his shot and Pau Lopez could do nothing. On goal, the Bergamo players took advantage of the spaces left by Murillo and Luis Henrique. Despite the opening score, Jean-Louis Gasset’s players remained in the match and began to attack again, taking corners. On a corner kick, Kondogbia serves Mbemba. Twenty-five meters away, the defender sends a long shot and finds Musso’s right post. OM equalize in the twentieth minute of play. If they push until half-time, the Marseillais find themselves back to back in the locker room after a failure by Pierre-Emerick Aubemayang against Musso in the 43rd minute of play .

Returning from the locker room, the Marseillais return with the same intentions but lack details. If Ismaïla Sarr is logically denied a goal after an offside from Luis Henrique in the center, the Olympians push. Jean-Louis Gasset makes changes and Ounahi is not far from changing the match. On his first ball, the Moroccan curls in front of the surface. Losing his support, the midfielder found the left square of Musso, completely beaten on the scoring opportunity. Until the final whistle, the match remained choppy and the chances were few. Qualification for the Europa League final will be decided next week in Bergamo. Time to rest for the OM players who will not have to play this weekend. Their Ligue 1 match at Reims has been postponed until May 15.

23:20 – Mbemba in the history of OM

OM’s sole scorer this evening, Chancel Mbemba made history at Olympique de Marseille. The Congolese became the defender who scored the most goals with Marseille in European competitions, ahead of Taye Taiwo.

23:15 – Veretout: “We’re missing this second goal”

Jordan Veretout at the microphone of RMC Sport): “A few regrets, but we have to be positive. We had a good match, we looked them in the eye. We’re missing the start of the match, where they scored their goal. Then, we took them higher and we made them We hurt them in their weak points. We had an almost great second half, we missed that second goal which would have made the difference. make a feat there.”

23:10 – End of series for OM

For the first time since February 2016, Marseille did not win a first leg at home in the knockout phase of the European Cup (0-1 against Athletic Bilbao). The draw against Atalanta this evening ends a series of 7 successes.

23:05 – The qualification will be played in Bergamo!

After the draw this evening, everything will be decided next week in Bergamo during the return confrontation.

23:00 – Lack of efficiency for OM

More dominant, more offensive, Olympique de Marseille may have regrets this evening after the semi-final first leg. If the Olympians scored a goal logically disallowed for offside, Azzedine Ounahi found the opponent’s square with a curling right-footed shot. The Phocaeans lacked success despite Chancel Mbemba’s incoming goal.

22:55 – Mbemba: “We are going to leave to qualify”

Olympian scorer this evening, Chancel Mbemba looked back on OM’s performance against Bergamo: “We knew it was a final. We got our jerseys wet. Thanks to the supporters, to the team. We drew , everything is possible. We are going to Bergamo to qualify. When I look at my teammates, they give me strength.

22:50 – The two teams back-to-back

After this first leg confrontation, everything remains to be done between Olympique de Marseille and Atalanta Bergamo after a draw (1-1). Chancel Mbemba responded to Gianluca Scamacca.

22:48 – Lopez is doing well

After a recovery from Bergamo, the ball arrives at Miranchuk. The attacker delays and uses his teammates’ calls to get back on his left foot and try his luck. The ball grazes Pau Lopez’s left post while there will be two minutes of added time.

22:45 – Ndiaye Festival

Body feint, sole drive, everything is there for Iliman Ndiaye who comes out of the dry cleaners.

22:43 – Merlin shows up

On the left side, Merlin delivers a superb tight cross but it is well cleared. The ball comes back to him and he gets a corner, which does nothing.

22:42 – New changes for Atalanta

Almost five minutes before the end of regulation time, Charles De Keteleare and Davide Zappacosta were replaced by Miranchuk and Hateboer.

22:38 – Ten minutes to play

While Ruggeri is well ahead of Aubameyang, there are ten minutes left in this match.

22:35 – De Roon on the cover

Chancel Mbemba had seen Iliman Ndiaye go behind De Roon’s back but the Atalanta captain cleared into touch.

22:32 – Moumbagna close to the goal cap

Outside his area, Musso is in control. Pressed by Moumbagna, the goalkeeper loses the ball before finally recovering.

22:30 – The bracket for Ounahi!

On his first ball, Azzedine Ounahi almost changed the game! Served in front of the surface by Aubameyang, the midfielder loses his support but manages to strike. He finds Musso’s right square, beaten.

22:29 – Harit disappointed

Replaced by Iliman Ndiaye, Amine Harit is disappointed to give up his place. Azzedine Ounahi replaces Murillo. Kondogbia goes down a notch in central defense.

22:27 – Yellow card for Balerdi

After yet another foul in this meeting, Leonardo Balerdi is warned of the first yellow card.

22:23 – Harit tries his luck

While Moumbagna and Merlin replaced Sarr and Clauss, the Marseillais went on the counterattack. Harit tries his luck as a soloist when he had the opportunity to cross.

22:22 – Goal denied for OM!

On the left wing, Luis Henrique crosses for Aubameyang who heads home from close range. Musso pushes away the header but the ball comes back to Sarr who pushes into the back of the net. The Brazilian was finally offside.

22:19 – Lookman misses the target

First big acceleration from Ademola Lookman who gets rid of the Marseille pressure and passes between two players. In the area, the Nigerian turns around before striking but misses the target.

22:17 – Second change

Atalanta’s evening scorer, Gianluca Scamacca gives way to Ademola Lookman on the hour mark.

22:16 – Kondogbia comes close to the bar

In the Bergamo area, Veretout delays before serving Kondogbia behind. The midfielder hits directly and his attempt brushes Musso’s crossbar.

22:14 – Clauss imprecise

On a long ball from Luis Henrique, Sarr uses his body to take the lead over Djimsiti. He is beaten by Musso who clears on Clauss. The French international tried his luck directly but it completely missed.




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