Benfica-OM, a big admitted fear


By: Manu Tournoux

The clash between Benfica and OM in the quarter-finals of the Europa League does not necessarily reassure. It’s the fault of a certain Angel Di Maria.

In the aftermath of his defeat without consequence on the lawn of Villarreal (3-1)Olympique de Marseille attentively attended this Friday at Europa League quarter-final draw. If the Phocaeans were able to avoid some big fish such as AC Milan or Bayer Leverkusen, he will no less be able to face Benfica Lisbon. A double-duel during which Angel Di Maria could well pose big problems for OM.

This is in any case the opinion of Giovanni Castaldi, who mentioned the former Paris Saint-Germain when analyzing this famous C3 draw. On the set of the channel The Team, the journalist therefore wanted to warn of the danger. “ What scares me the most about Benfica is Di Maria. European posters, his left foot, he likes that. You ask the people of Nantes last season, he did them a lot, a lot, a lot of harm, he loves it. »

Not unaffordable

Last year, while wearing the colors of Juventus, Angel Di Maria notably scored a hat-trick in the Europa League play-off return won against Nantes. Giovanni Castaldi therefore expressed his concern before the duel between Lisbon and Marseillais. However, he felt that OM had every chance. “ It’s not unaffordable. »

The first act of this European quarter-final will take place on April 11 in Lisbon, before a return match which promises a great atmosphere at the Vélodrome stadium. It is up to the people of Marseille to do what is necessary to avoid the pitfalls that will present themselves to them.

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