Benfica’s qualification for Lisbon, on Wednesday, in the second leg of the playoff match against Dynamo Kyiv, had a direct impact on Olympique Marseille. The Portuguese club has already confirmed the validity of last place in the third hat of the Champions League group stage draw. A qualification that does not fit OM. Marseille officially find themselves in the fourth hat, rounding up the lesser teams, and actually exposing themselves to a precarious group during the draw in Istanbul on Thursday night from 6pm.
Marseille could hope to be placed in the third hat, to no avail. It will now be necessary to rely on luck to hope for an affordable group, while being in the fourth hat obviously leads to a fierce competition against the biggest European leaders from the group stage. The goal of OM, the only French club to win the Champions League in 1993, is to rise in this competition. Igor Todor’s men remained in 13 consecutive C1 defeats, and two 0-point campaigns in the Chicken (2013-2014 and 2020-2021).
There are 3 places left in the hat 4 before the 2022-2023 total of the Champions League is known. The last playoff matches will be played on Wednesday evening. Copenhagen and Glimt got off to a good start respectively against Trabzonspor (2-1, first leg) and Dinamo Zagreb (1-0, first leg), while everything remains to be done in PSV Eindhoven and Glasgow Rangers (2-2, first leg). road).