Marseille target to forget the Olympique derby defeat behind them before they face Feyenoord in an all-important Conference League clash. Jorge Sampaoli saw his side crumble on Sunday after a good start against struggling Lyon. Feyenoord is tightening their spot at third place in Eredivisie.
OM defeated by OL
Marseille and Lyon were expected to fight for the Champions League qualification at the start of the season. But while Sampaoli’s side quickly formed their place in the top three, Peter Bosz had a tough time in his maiden season in French football.
On Sunday, Bosz’s side showed a glimpse of what could’ve been had they lived up to the expectations. Eighth-placed Lyon won away from home at Velodrome scoring three unanswered goals.
But it wasn’t free of controversial decisions. Marseille denied a penalty-kick for a handball before the goals flew while Moussa Dembele’s challenge on Pau Lopez was ignored in one of Lyon’s strikes.
When and where to watch?
The match kicks off at 20:00 on Thursday 5th May 2022, and the entire match will be available on BT Sport.
Four wins on the trot for Feyenoord
As Ajax and PSV are fighting in the title race, Feyenoord continue their good form in Eredivisie as they distanced themselves from the rest of the chasing pack. A win against PSV next weekend could decide the champions, but that will also mean Feyenoord is guaranteed a third-place finish.
After all, they were very close to tilting the race in PSV’s way when they battled Ajax in a fierce derby. Before Anthony completed a comeback win for Erik ten Hag’s team, Feyenoord were ready to crush their party.
The fixture list now sees them face another title hopeful PSV. After facing Ajax, Feyenoord have a perfect record from four matches. They also knocked out Partizan and Slavia Prague in the Conference League for a spot in the semi-final.
5 goals in 46 minutes
Marseille showed resilience to level the score after conceding twice in a vociferous atmosphere in Feyenoord. In the end, the Dutch side took a lead at the midpoint of the tie thanks to a second goal of the night from Cyriel Dessers. Dimitri Payet was experimental in Marseille’s ultimately unsuccessful comeback as his creativity was on display in a game full of moments.
Marseille & Feyenoord Team News
Konrad de la Fuente and Leonardo Balerdi will not be back before the end of the season. Out-of-form Luis Henrique isn’t even in the squad Marseille submitted for the competition.
Cole Bassett, Jens Toornstra and Justin Bijlow are unavailable for Feyenoord.
Marseille fans are ready for exceeding Feyenoord’s atmosphere
This tie can go either way, but we can be sure of a huge spectacle from the fans before the start of the game. Marseille showed they can score goals with ease in recent matches, and there is always chaos in Feyenoord’s Conference League games. That could mean we’ll be in for a treat on Thursday night.
Feyenoord to progress4/9 (1.44) 888SportOver 2.5 goals8/13 (1.61) 888SportBoth teams to score4/7 (1.57)888Sport