Late Rolando winner sends Marseille to Europa League remaining

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Late Rolando winner sends Marseille to Europa League remaining

Information 04 Could 2018, 04:52 IST





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SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Marseille superior to its first European remaining in 14 years after a objective late in extra-time gave it a Three-2 combination win over Salzburg within the semifinals of the Europa League on Thursday.

5 minutes after approaching instead, Portuguese defender Rolando volleyed in a nook from captain Dimitri Payet within the 116th minute.

Amadou Haidara, after a solo run, and an personal objective from Bouna Sarr had given Salzburg a 2-Zero lead in 90 minutes to make up for the 2-Zero defeat from the primary leg in France per week in the past.

Marseille will meet Atletico Madrid within the remaining in Lyon on Could 16 after the Spanish facet beat Arsenal 1-Zero with a objective from Diego Costa to win 2-1 on combination.

“It was a very loopy match. Due to our character we managed to attain that objective,” mentioned Payet, including that Marseille would enter the ultimate as “outsiders.”

The French membership can be aiming for its second European trophy after successful the Champions League 25 years in the past. It has not appeared in a remaining since shedding to Valencia within the UEFA Cup in 2004.

“It has been a protracted season and our character has at all times been our energy,” defender Adil Rami mentioned. “It is going to be an awesome match in opposition to Atletico. We wish to win that remaining.”

The late objective denied Salzburg an opportunity to develop into the primary Austrian membership to succeed in a European remaining since Speedy Vienna was overwhelmed by Paris Saint-Germain within the 1996 Cup Winners’ Cup.

“We’re very upset. We had an awesome Europa League season however forgot to offer ourselves the reward for that,” Salzburg coach Marco Rose mentioned.

Marseille had few issues in a primary half that lacked clear scoring alternatives.

The French facet went shut within the sixth minute when Rami simply failed to satisfy Payet’s curling free kick.

Payet guided Marseille to victory per week in the past, establishing each targets, and once more he orchestrated many of the workforce’s assaults.

Salzburg dominated possession after the opening 10 minutes however created little hazard. Its fast-paced combos usually lacked precision whereas Marseille defended effectively.

The house workforce’s solely shot on track got here after 13 minutes when striker Munas Dabbur examined goalkeeper Yohann Pele with a low strike from simply exterior the penalty space.

Salzburg stepped up a gear within the second half. Quickly after Valere Germain’s volley from one other Payet cross went huge, Haidara picked up a go by Stefan Lainer and dribbled previous 4 defenders earlier than beating Pele with the skin of his proper foot.

It set off a 15-minute interval of frenetic play from the house workforce and Salzburg drew degree on combination within the 65th minute.

Rami tried to clear a cross by Haidara however despatched the ball straight to Xaver Schlager. The midfielder’s effort appeared like going huge but it surely was deflected by Sarr and left Pele stranded.

Marseille bounced again strongly within the final 15 minutes of regular time with Payet discovering Florian Thauvin, however his header landed on high of the crossbar.

Salzburg had an escape within the closing minutes when referee Sergei Karasev denied Marseille a penalty though TV replays advised defender Duje Caleta-Automotive had dealt with.

Each groups missed a handful of clear-cut possibilities in extra-time, most notably Caleta-Automotive, who had a well-placed header saved by Pele’s spectacular dive minutes earlier than Rolando struck. Additionally, Haidara was despatched off with a second reserving after pushing his elbow in Payet’s face.

“I feel we have been the higher workforce and had our possibilities in extra-time,” Schlager mentioned. “It was nonetheless an excellent efficiency from us.”

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