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Europa League: OM-Lepzig with Mitroglou holder, Werner on the bench, Rummy too!

Ⓒ AFP/Archives – ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT – | Konstantinos Mitroglou, scorer for OM against Lyon in Ligue 1, at the Vélodrome, 18 March 2018

Greek striker Kostas Mitroglou was the leading scorer in Marseille for the Europa League quarter-final second leg against Leipzig, whose striker Timo Werner was on the bench Thursday (9:05 pm).

But the surprise of the evening was on the bench of the OM, with the presence of the central defender Adil Rami, which seems so already sufficiently recovered from his tear to a calf.

Meanwhile, the Brazilian Luiz Gustavo back in central defense, as for the last two games, alongside the young Bouba Kamara.

Rudi Garcia has made Hiroki Sakai, Bouna Sarr and Jordan Amavi, probably to reinstall the defense at five in the first leg, with the Japanese as third and Sarr on the right side.

In midfield, Rudi Garcia chose the player option with a duo of Morgan Sanson-Maxime Lopez collectors rather than the most powerful Frank Anguissa.

In attack as expected Florian Thauvin, back from injury, was right-side holder.

In Leipzig, the scorer of the first leg Timo Werner finally started on the bench of substitutes. The day before he had trained apart from the group because of a painful thigh.

The RB Leipzig also started without his Swedish strategist Emil Forsberg.

In defense, Ralph Hasenhüttl associated the two central French, Dayot Upamecano and Ibrahima Konaté, in the first leg, leaving out of captain Willi Orban.

The teams:

Marseille: Pelé – Sarr, Sakai, Luiz Gustavo, Kamara, Amavi – Thauvin, Lopez, Sanson, Payet (Cape) – Mitroglou

Coach: R. Garcia

Leipzig: Gulacsi – Ilsanker, Upamecano, Konate, Klostermann – Kampl, Keita, Demme (cap.), Bruma – Augustin, Sabitzer

Coach: Ralph Hasenhüttl

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