Marseille vs Feyenoord
UEFA Europa Conference League
Semi-finals, 2nd leg
Stade de Marseille
The first leg between these two teams witnessed five goals and a fair share of poor defending. The second leg, however, was anything but a high scoring fixture filled with defensive errors.
Feyenoord manager, Arne Slot’s men delivered a defensive masterclass as the game ended in a goalless draw. Both teams did get a few chances to score but were unable to convert them. As a result of this fixture, Feyenoord Rotterdam who secured the lead in the 1st leg will face Roma in Tirana in the final.
Marseille vs Feyenoord: Match report
Full time score: Marseille 0-0 Feyenoord (agg: 2-3)
Marseille: Mandanda; Rongier, Saliba, Kamara, Peres; Guendouzi, Gueye (Lirola 46), Gerson; Harit (Ünder 80), Payet (Milik 33), Dieng (Bakambu 62)
Feyenoord: Marciano; Geertruida, Trauner, Senesi, Malacia; Til (Hendrix 81), Aursnes, Orkun Kökçü; Nelson (Jahanbakhsh 88), Dessers, Sinisterra (Linssen 74)
Post match reaction
Cyriel Dessers, Feyenoord forward: “We showed that it’s not just about good football; we can also battle for a result. Who would have thought at the beginning of the season that we would reach a European final? This is amazing. It still hasn’t sunk in. To get a result in an intimidating stadium like this is incredible. We gave away very few chances, so we deserve this. We’re going to Tirana. We’re in the final!”
Matteo Guendouzi, Marseille midfielder: “We’re disappointed as we wanted to get to the final. We gave everything. But we paid for our mistakes in the first leg. We had the squad to win this competition. But that’s football. We pushed, we had some chances, but we couldn’t finish them off. [Losing Payet] hurt us because we had worked on a system with a false nine. We are all really disappointed for him.”
Jorge Sampaoli, Marseille coach: “I’m a little disappointed, because we deserved to win and because we really wanted to go to the final. Once more, we struggled to convert our chances.”