Galatasaray crush Marseille’s dream to the Round of 16

SportsGalatasaray crush Marseille's dream to the Round of 16

Galatasaray bury Olympique Marseille’s dream of getting to the last 16 of the Europa League/Photo/Twitter/uefa

ISTANBULOlympic marseille failed to reach the round of 16 after being defeated Galatasaray on matchday 5 Group E Europa League 2021/2022. Les Phoceens – Marseille’s nickname- was silenced by the host 2-4 at NEF Stadyumu, Istanbul, Turkey, Friday (11/26/2021) early morning WIB.

Marseille is in 3rd place in Group E with four points, and failed to reach the last 16 with one game remaining. Galatasaray have the opportunity to qualify for the last 16 after topping the standings with 11 points accompanied by Lazio who are perched below with eight points. Meanwhile, Marseille Lokomotiv Moscow caretaker with two points.

The leader of the standings gets an automatic ticket to the round of 16 while the runners-up will have a play-off match against the 3rd place in the 2021/2022 Champions League group. The winner of Group E will be determined on matchday 6 between Lazio vs Galatasaray. Lazio need to win 1-0 to win the group.

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Marseille wasted a lot of chances both in the first half and in the second against Galatasaray.

In contrast to the hosts who have a good finishing so they can score three goals through A. Cicaldau, S. Feghouli and Ryan Babel, as well as an own goal by D. Caleta-Car.

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The course of the first half match, Marseille was already under pressure from Galatasaray at the beginning. They have difficulty controlling the ball to build attacks.

Eleven minutes of the game running, Galatasaray was able to break into the visitors’ goal. A. Cicaldau fired a low shot into the bottom left corner of the net which Pau Lopez couldn’t reach.

Eight minutes later, Luan Peres came close to equalizing. But his left foot shot just hit the post.

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