It will be Benfica for OM!


By: Manu Tournoux

Qualified for the quarter-finals of the Europa League, Olympique de Marseille will face Benfica Lisbon, with the return match at the Stade Vélodrome.

Olympique de Marseille is set! After a painful qualification on the pitch at Villarreal (4-0, 1-3), the Phocaeans now know the rest of their program in the quarter-finals.

Jean-Louis Gasset’s men will be entitled to another trip to the Iberian Peninsula, but this time to Portugal, to face Benfica. A big piece, of course, because the Lisbon club is a big regular in European competitions, and is currently in second place in its championship, just behind Sporting.

Liverpool in the semi-finals for OM?

OM avoided the two big favorites of this C3, Liverpool and Bayer Leverkusen. But the Olympians could be entitled to an XXL shock in the semi-final, with a possible duel against the winner of the quarter between the Reds and Atalanta.

The other half of the table will also offer great posters, with a 100% Italian duel between AS Roma and AC Milan, while Leverkusen, miraculous Thursday evening against Qarabag, will be opposed to West Ham.

For OM, the first leg will take place in Lisbon on April 11, and the return at the Stade Vélodrome on April 18. The semi-finals are scheduled for May 2 and 9, while the final will take place on May 22 in Dublin. Nice program.

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