Marseille hold on and head for the semi-finals

Gueye on the ground

The Senegalese midfielder remains on the ground after a late intervention from Augusto. Note the new decisive return of Rongier a few moments earlier.

Huge tackle from Ingason

Shifted to the left of the surface by Payet, Gueye crosses hard on the ground. The central defender, still close to CSC, dismisses in extremis for a corner, while Bakambu was alone at the far post.

New lob attempt

Without a solution and seeing the advanced position of Mandanda, Vieirinha tries a lob at forty meters. It still goes over the mark.

Vigilant Saliba

Nice intervention from the French international in his area to temporarily avert the danger of the head. In the process, Augusto is wrong in his pass.

Double save from Paschalakis!

The Greek goalkeeper achieves a double feat to fend off attempts by Gueye and Bakmabu in the box! The Congolese striker was reported in an offside position anyway.

OM don’t panic

Like a serene recovery from Mandanda, Sampaoli’s men showed calm to hold their advantage. PAOK struggles to approach the opposing goal.

Payet 3rd top scorer for OM in Europe

With now 11 goals, the number 10 Olympian climbs on the podium of the club’s top scorers in the European Cup. He is only overtaken by Papin (23) and Niang (13).

Bakambu crosses too much!

On a long clearing from Mandanda, Bakambu is served on the right of the surface. His cross shot goes inches past Paschalakis’ left post!

And yet, the PAOK pulls much more

The Greek team struck 11 times in the first period, for 3 shots on target. Only 2 strikes for OM, which hit the mark on its own frame.

Here we go again between PAOK and OM!

The Marseillais are 45 minutes away – at least – from a new European semi-final!

Half time!

Thanks to a new goal from Payet on a model of collective action, OM lead at the break and get closer to the semi-finals of the Conference League! After their setback in the first leg at the Vélodrome (1-2), PAOK must score at least twice to believe it.

1 minute of added time

The locals insist in these last seconds to try to come back to the score just before the break.

PAOK pushes

Vieirinha kicks in a corner from the left. Bakambu sends a header to the near post but the ball comes back in front of goal. Mandanda performs a superb tap before reassuring his defense by capturing on the ground.

Lyratzis tests Mandanda

In a tight angle on the right of the surface after a counter flash, Lyratzis has no other chance than to strike on goal. Mandanda intervenes without problem.

New corner for OM

Payet plays quickly with Harit and the Marseillais finally lose the ball. The PAOK projects quickly.

Zivkovic’s firecracker!

Without asking a question, Zivkovic took advantage of a bad recovery to immediately try his luck with a powerful roll from the left far from the goal. This narrowly escapes the frame of Mandanda, who had not moved.

Vieirinha does not adjust his free kick

After a foul by Rongier in the middle, PAOK have an opportunity to equalise. His ball brushed over the wall does not fall enough

Already 4 goals in C4 for Payet

The Olympian number 10 notably scored a sensational half-volley goal in the first leg at the Vélodrome (2-1).

PAYET BUUUUUUT!

OM take the lead and take an option on qualification! After a high recovery from Guendouzi, Bakambu finds his midfielder on the right side, whose center on the ground is cut by Payet at the near post. 1-0 for the Olympians!

Kurtic attempts the lob

After a blocked pass from Mandanda, the ball returns to Kurtic who takes his chance in midfield. It’s just above the crossbar.

OM impose their tempo

The Phocaeans have taken control of the ball for a few minutes and leave nothing to their opponents. Gradually, the PAOK is stifled.

THE PAOK VERY CLOSE TO A CSC!

The post saves the Greeks on a completely gag action! When he is not under pressure, Ingason misses his control of the thigh in front of his goal then sees the ball continue his race to the right upright.

Vieirinha saves his defense

Lirola is found on the right of the surface. His center is very close to being taken over by Harit, but Vieirinha wards off the danger.

Payet rolls up his free kick

From the right, Payet succeeds in a brushed center in front of the goal. This time, the opposing goalkeeper pushes back with both fists with authority.

Paschalakis is holed up

The Greek goalkeeper completely misses his recovery by sending the ball directly into touch. OM go up and get an interesting free kick.

The start of the match in pictures

If this first period is fairly balanced for the time being, OM seem to be gaining momentum.

Bakambu offside

Superb pass from Payet in depth for Bakambu, in an illicit position. Gueye had struck Paschalakis in stride.

Long possession streak for OM

Gueye nevertheless misses his cross from the left. Lirola tries the volley to put the ball back in front of the goal, it goes over.

Already 5 shots for PAOK

2 attempts on target for the Greek team. Only one shot, off target, for OM who have only 44% possession.

Payet strikes above

Harit takes advantage of an error in the defense to recover the ball very high. He progresses and serves Payet back, whose instantaneous shot just misses the Greek frame.

Hot Mandanda!

New reflex stop from the Olympian captain! Absolutely alone at the far post on a corner from the right, Crespo adjusts a header. Mandanda pushes back on his line!

Mandanda Parade!

Akpom resists Caleta Car in the Olympian area and manages to land a shot. Mandanda diverts with his foot, but PAOK gets a corner.

Nice outing from OM

Payet is looking for Bakambu in depth. Crespo brushes the danger off his head. OM put their foot on the ball.

Throwing projectiles towards Payet

The number 10 Olympian must wait before taking the first corner of the match. This gives nothing, despite a second attempt in stride.

Vierinha’s volley!

After a new cross from the right, Vieirinha tries the volley alone at the far post. It’s unscrewed, but Tsingaras is very close to resuming in front of goal.

OM starts gently

The Marseillais have left the ball to their opponents since the start of the match. PAOK supporters whistle copiously at each ball taken by OM.

PAOK calls for a hand in the area

A center deflected by the arm of Peres, stuck to the body, provokes the protest of the Greek public. No penalty for PAOK, while there is no VAR for this match.

Let’s go between PAOK and OM!

As a reminder, the Marseillais have a small lead when starting the quarter-final second leg!

The smoke bombs are out

The two teams enter the lawn of Thessaloniki in a totally crazy atmosphere!

Last minute change at PAOK

The scorer of the first leg for PAOK, Omar El Kaddouri, was injured during the warm-up. He is replaced in the eleven by Tsingaras.

The good dynamic of OM

Marseille won this Sunday against Montpellier its 7th victory in a row (2-0). Each of these successes has been complemented by at least two goals scored.

PAOK on a big home series

The Greek team has not lost for 14 games in all competitions in its Toumba stadium (11 wins, 3 draws).

There will be no VAR or goal line technology during PAOK-OM

This is information that could be important tonight during PAOK-OM. The Marseille club has informed that neither VAR nor Goal Line Technology will be activated.

It is the organizing club of the match, in this case Salonika, which can decide to activate, and pay for, these systems. But PAOK chose not to use it.

Saliba and Guendouzi in danger

The two Olympians will be suspended for a possible semi-final first leg in the event of a yellow card received this evening.

Towards a 7th European semi-final for OM?

The Marseille club have won 6 of their 8 European quarter-finals in their history. The latest dates back to 2018, with a memorable victory over Leizpig at home.

Facing Feyenoord or Slavia Prague in the semi-finals

The winner of this double confrontation will be opposed to Feyenoord or Slavia Prague in the semi-finals, with the advantage of receiving in the second leg. The two teams separated by a spectacular draw in the quarter-final first leg (3-3).

The film of the first leg

In an already electric atmosphere, OM won by a narrow margin at the Vélodrome last week (2-1), thanks in particular to a goal from elsewhere by Payet.

8 absent at OM, Sampaoli in the stands

Gerson, Kamara and Dieng are suspended tonight in addition to their coach. Balerdi, De la Fuente and Milik are injured while Henrique is not on the C4 roster and Alvaro is still ruled out.

OM with Bakambu, Ünder on the bench

The composition of OM:

Mandanda – Lirola, Saliba, Caleta-Car, Luan Peres – Rongier, Gueye, Guendouzi, Harit – Bakambu, Payet

Substitutes :

Ngapandouentnbu, Pau Lopez, Under, Kolasinac, Bertelli, Pitou; Moustier, Benyahia, Mmadi

The composition of PAOK:

Paschalakis – Lyratzis, Ingason, Crespo, Vieirinha – Douglas Augusto, Kurtic – A.Zivkovic, El Kaddouri, Biseswar – Akpom

Replacements:

Talichmanidis, Z.Zivkovic, Mihaj, Murg, Taylor, Sidcley, Schwab, Mitrita, Colak, Filipe Soares, Tsingaras

A 99th European match in Marseille to shine

The 37-year-old goalkeeper should play his 99th European match in the jersey of the Marseille club and hopes to cross the hundred mark this season.

>> We tell you more here

Who is Ivan Savvidis, the very sulphurous president of the Thessaloniki club?

His irruption on the ground, weapon at the belt, in 2018, earned him a heavy sentence this year. Ivan Savvidis, the president of PAOK Salonika, is a controversial figure to say the least.

>> We tell you more here

All pre-match info

Probable OM line-up, appointment of a well-known referee in France, Desio and Mandanda press conference… All the pre-match info is here

Gate 4, the hottest grandstand

Sneak peek of the stadium’s hottest spot, Gate 4, which we’ll tell you about in more detail here.

The barbed wire separation between the main stand and the one hosting the opposing supporters © RMC Sport
The gallery
The “Gate 4” stand of the La Toumba stadium of PAOK Salonika © RMC Sport

The boiling PAOK stadium

The atmosphere promises to be particularly electric in the Greek stadium.

>>> we tell you more about the Toumba, this stadium that always marks PAOK supporters

The program of the day

With beautiful posters in the Europa League and Europa League Conference.

Kick off at 9 p.m.

Quarter-final second leg of the Europa League Conference this Thursday evening, from 9 p.m., between PAOK Salonika and OM.

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