Feyenoord will face Olympique Marseille in the semifinals before the final battle for Tirana. The second semi-final will be played by AS Roma and Leicester City. The French are arguably the most difficult opponent in the Conference League.
This is also evident from the position in Ligue 1, where the French are second only to the PSG. It seems that the Paris team, which has a success of at least twelve points, can no longer be surpassed. This has actually been the case for years, although dominance broke OSC Lille last season. This Marseille itself the best of the rest Allowing France to join the league is an achievement in itself. If they are second, they will play in the Champions League next season.
Coach Jorge Luis Sampaoli’s team made a 0: 1 match with PAOK Thessaloniki tonight. This win was the fifth win in the last five games. It is clear that the team is in good shape. The last loss comes from March 6, when the home field was 0: 1 below AS Monaco. Stade Vélodrome, home of Marseille, has a capacity of 68,000 spectators and is the setting for the second game of the semi-finals.
With a budget of 140 million euros, the French also have a number of well-known players to choose from. Holders Steve Mandanda and Pau Lopez for example. William Salibal, Pig Kolasinac and Matteo Guendouz have their own history in the Arsenal. Boubacar Kamara, a 22-year-old defender with an estimated transfer value of € 25 million, is reportedly in the spotlight of several top European clubs. In addition, Amine Harit, Cengiz Under and, of course, Dimitri Payet are no strangers to many football fans.
Marseille entered the conference league after third place in the European League subgroup with Galatasaray, Lazio and Moscow’s Lokomotiv. So far, the French have advanced effortlessly to the semifinals in the Conference League: all matches have been won. Qarabag FK (6-1), FC Basel (4-2) and now PAOK (1-3) were defeated. Marseille will fly to De Kuip on 28 April, followed by a return to France on 5 May.