Lyon alone survived in C3, Marseille was last in C4

Lyon alone survived in C3, Marseille was last in C4

Monaco and Rennes say stop, Lyon and Marseille again: The second leg of the Europa League round of 16 and the new Europa League conference, was fatal for half of the French clubs on Thursday.

Monaco and Rennes say stop, Lyon and Marseille again: The second leg of the Europa League round of 16 and the new Europa League conference, was fatal for half of the French clubs on Thursday.

OL outperformed Porto (1-1) and kept their advantage with the Dragons (1-0) to qualify for the C3 quarter-finals where they could find Barcelona or Atalanta.

Lyon is the last six-legged representative in the European League after ASM’s 1-1 loss to Braga, the fourth in the Portuguese Championship and the 2-0 winner in the first leg.

Moussa Dembele, found by Leo Dubois at the rear, perfectly fired Les Gones (13th), and was soon joined by Porto after a beautiful finish from Pepê (27). Peter Boss’ men did not succumb to a stifling end to the game.

Likewise, OM will be the only French club in the C4 quarter-final to feature some big names such as AS Rome or Leicester, who beat Rennes, despite winning 2-1 with the Bretons.

Monaco was eliminated from the European League after drawing with the Portuguese from Braga to Louis II on March 17, 2022

Valerie Hash – Agence France-Presse

At Stade Louis II, despite conceding a 2-0 net in the first leg, Philippe Clement thought “it is possible to do it + back +”. Sure enough, his goalkeeper Alexander Noble’s handball of a shot was blocked but far from Abel Ruiz (20) quickly frustrated those hopes.

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The Belgian coach, who arrived at The Rock in January, is going through a bad phase: the Principality team has won only one of their last eight matches.

– Under The Rongier version OM –

In the new continental championship that was launched this season, the “third” European Cup which is the European League Conference, Marseille ended up defeating Basel with the same result of the first leg (2-1).

The penalty kick that Amin Harit (38) missed at the start seemed like a bad turn.

Basel goalkeeper Heinz Lindner is unable to score Valentin Rönger's winning goal for OM team in Switzerland, May 17, 2022

Basel goalkeeper Heinz Lindner is unable to score Valentin Rönger’s winning goal for OM team in Switzerland, May 17, 2022

Fabrice Cofferini – Agence France-Presse

But Marseille quickly tied the score after the opening match for Nice’s Dan Ndwe (63th), thanks to the flawless Turkish Cengiz Ander at the finish (74). Then a flat foot from Valentin Rongier, introduced again at the entrance to the rooftop by Matteo Guendouzi, and delivered by Jorge Sampaoli (90 +2).

At Roazhon Park, redemption never came even if Rennes believed in it until the end of more than six minutes of overtime.

Coinciding with Lyon’s demonstration last Sunday in the French Ligue 1 (4-2), Benjamin Beuregod lit the match against Leicester, the 2016 champion of England, with a cross kick from Martin Terrier (9).

Flavien Tait’s goal (76) responded to the equalizer from a corner kick (51) for the French Foxes defender, Wesley Fofana, who returned to the competition seven months after he broke his leg.

In the last twenty minutes of boiling, the Red and Black team, faltering on Kasper Schmeichel (85th place), failed to grab overtime.

Rennes opens the scoring by Benjamin Beuregood (the ball) against Leicester in the UEFA Europa League Conference, March 17, 2022 at Roisun Park

Rennes opens the scoring by Benjamin Beuregood (the ball) against Leicester in the UEFA Europa League Conference, March 17, 2022 at Roisun Park

Damien Meyer – AFP

In this unsurprising eighth replay, Barcelona prepared in the best way for the Clasico against Real Madrid on Sunday by beating Galatasaray (2-1) thanks to goals from Pedri and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – seventh since his arrival in Catalonia this winter.

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Atalanta, who had already won 3-2 in the first leg in Lombardy, won the Leverkusen game (1-0) thanks to a close-ended Jeremy Boga stumble (90).

Finally, Roma got scared but Tammy Abraham narrowly avoided extra time (90+1) (1-1) against Vitesse Arnhem, who lost 1-0 in the first leg.

AFP / Paris (AFP) / © 2022 AFP

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