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Olympique Marseille is excellent after the 2-0 victory from the one-week-old away match. Nevertheless, the French will have to be on their guard, because in the quarterfinals RB Salzburg came back from a similar deficit.
For RB Salzburg it will not be easy to reach the final in Lyon. Due to the 2-0 defeat of a week ago, the Austrians need a special evening, just like in the quarterfinals against Lazio Roma. In that round, RBS completely cleared the 4-2 loss with a 4-1 victory in Salzburg. The home balance is something that the team can rely on. Salzburg already has 38 matches unbeaten in its own stadium. Of course there are many competitions from the relatively weak Austrian league, but also in Europe Salzburg is strong in house. The games of Thursday will be the twentieth European competition for this season.
Trainer of Salzburg is Marco Rose, who despite the 2-0 defeat of last Thursday, sees plenty of opportunities for his team. “I felt in Marseilles that we were physically stronger and able to bring more,” Rose said. ‘We have dominated that game in large parts.’ That might be a bit exaggerated, but Salzburg should actually have scored a goal. Striker Fredrik Gulbrandsen was the closest in the second half. However, he saw his shot land on the post. Rose has the complete selection for Thursday’s game.
Olympique Marseille is close to a place in the final thanks to the 2-0 victory from the first leg. A week ago, the French, supported by the fanatic home crowd, were the smartest of the two. Dimitri Payet was again in an important match and led L’OM with two assists to a victory with perspective. Especially holding the zero, which the French team is not immediately known for this season, was a plus. With a French goal this coming Thursday, Salzburg has to score four.
At home, Marseille is still in the running for a Champions League ticket for next season, which is also won by the Europa League. Last weekend, the team had costly points in the away match against Angers (1-1). Marseille thus dropped back to the fourth place in the Ligue 1. In that match in Angers, trainer Rudi Garcia saved Payet and Kostas Mitroglou, both of whom did. They will start on Thursday. Who might also be doing that is keeper Steve Mandanda. He is back in training and could replace Yohann Pele again.
Salzburg vs Marseille head to head matches
26.04.18 EL Marseille Salzburg 2 : 0
07.12.17 EL Marseille Salzburg 0 : 0
28.09.17 EL Salzburg Marseille 1 : 0