This match shows the beauty of this secondary cup tournament in Europe. Two teams you normally don’t see too often, playing for a ticket in the Europa League final. Olympique Marseille versus Red Bull Salzburg is a match between two teams nobody expected to see in this tournament. That’s everything where this tournament is about. We can watch the big guns in the Champions League and teams with less quality can get their European success in this tournament.
Olympique Marseille versus Red Bull Salzburg
After a pretty quiet start, Olympique Marseille got a free-kick on the corner of the penalty box. Former West Ham United player Dmitri Payet delivered this free-kick perfect at the second post and Thauvin headed the ball, with a little bit of help from his hands, in Red Bull Salzburg’s goal to score the 1-0. This was also the score at half-time.
Red Bull Salzburg got some moments in front of Marseille’s goal in the start of the second half. They even had some penalty claims, but the referee refused to put the ball on the spot. Marseille survived the first 15 minutes of the second half and a counter attack led to the 2-0 by Clinton Calma Njie, once again assisted by Payet. This goal was immediately the last goal of the match. Marseille travels with a 2-0 advantage to Austria next week. This should be a comfortable lead, but Salzburg proved this season they can do bits at home.