Marseille vs. Red Bull Salzburg: Europa League News, Live Stream, TV Info
Marseille welcome Red Bull Salzburg to the Orange Velodrome on Thursday for the first leg of their UEFA Europa League semi-final.Marseille face Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final clash on Thursday having eliminated RB Leipzig in the previous round of the tournament.Olympique Marseille had a tough path to reach the semifinals and at one point they seemed set to get eliminated against RB Leipzig.
Marseille vs Red Bull Salzburg
UEFA Europa League Semifinal 1st Leg
Date: Thursday, 26th April 2018
Kick-off at 20:05 UK/ 21:05 CET
Venue: Stade Velodrome (Marseille).
Live Stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
Marseille battle Red Bull Salzburg for a place in Europa League final after meeting for the first time in this season’s group stage.The Austrians managed to pick four points when they met Marseille in the group stage. They won 1-0 at home before a goal-less stalemate at the Stade Vélodrome. Salzburg finished as group winners with Marseille on second with a 4 point difference.
Both teams were part of memorable comebacks in the quarter finals. Marseille overturned a 1-0 defeat at Leipzig with a thumping 5-2 home win. While, Salzburg knocked out Lazio with a 4-1 home win after a 4-2 loss in Rome.
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Marseille are unbeaten at home in this season’s Europa League carrying over from the qualification stages. They won 7 of their 8 games at the Vélodrome and the only team to deny them a victory is their semifinal opponent.
Salzburg have a decent away record in this season’s Europa League. They were unbeaten until the defeat at Lazio with 3 wins and 3 draws from the previous 6 games. The important point is that they scored 2 goals in the three away knockout games.
Marseille: Team News
The experienced goal-keeper Steve Mandanda and young defender Boubacar Kamara are the players in sideline for the Olympians.
The hardworking Hiroki Sakai suffered a knock in the first leg tie against RB Leipzig and he remains a doubt.
Marseille Predicted Starting Line-ups (4-2-3-1)
Pele – Amavi, Rolando, Rami, Sarr – Gustavo, Lopez – Ocampos, Payet, Thauvin, Germain.
Salzburg: Team News
Diadie Samassekou is available for selection after serving suspension.
Therefore, Salzburg manager Marco Rose have a full-fit squad at his disposal.
Salzburg Predicted Starting Line-ups (4-3-2-1)
Walke – Ulmer, Caleta, Ramalho, Lainer – Haidara, Berisha, Samassekou – Schlager – Dabbur, Hee-chan.