Sampaoli has a surprise for PAOK and a dirty trick for PSG

Zapping Goal! soccer club OM: L1 or Europe podium, should one of the two be sacrificed?

The surprise was total for Arkadiusz Milik (28) before PAOK Salonika. Back in training in recent days, the OM staff did not want to take any risks with the Polish international, who suffered a hamstring injury during the last meeting with his selection.

According to L’Équipe, the reason is simple: Jorge Sampaoli did not want to encumber his chances of playing him against Paris-SG, Sunday evening, at the end of the 31st day of Ligue 1 (8:45 p.m.). “The coaches insist that they prepare the matches one after the other, and we are therefore not obliged to believe them”, slips the sports daily which seems to have seen clearly in the game of the OM coach.

In Greece, suddenly, the Argentine technician will be forced to replace Milik with another center forward in a system that should be 4-3-3. There was still uncertainty yesterday about the identity of the lucky winner. Touched in the first leg, Cédric Bakambu is better, but Sampaoli could prefer to install Dimitri Payet in the axis to better keep the balls and direct the game towards players on the side, able to return to the axis, ideally the duo Cengiz Ünder -Amine Harit, very successful in recent matches. Nothing is fixed: the surprise will be total in a boiling context.

to summarize

We know more or less which starting lineup OM coach Jorge Sampaoli will line up against PAOK Salonika in the quarter-finals of the Europa League Conference (9 p.m.) before the Classic against PSG on Sunday in Ligue 1 (8:45 p.m.).

Bastien Aubert

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