Conference League - Attractive draw: Basel meets Olympique de Marseille - Sport

  • FC Basel, as the only remaining Swiss representative in the European Cup, takes action at Olympique de Marseille in the Round of 16 of the Conference Tournament.
  • This is a significant obstacle but not an insurmountable one.
  • Red-Blue plays away in the first leg and then demands a duel at St. Jakob-Park. The match will take place on March 10-17.

An exciting and engaging sports ad – and still has a realistic chance of moving forward. This is how Olympique de Marseille, FC Basel’s next mission, can be summed up in a nutshell in the European bid.

Similar to Red and Blue, “OM” has established itself in the domestic championship as a clearly distant pursuit of the captain. Secondly, coach Jorge Sampaoli’s team handicap after 25 laps is already 13 points over leaders PSG. The Swiss are 10 points behind FCZ ahead of Sunday’s duel for third place.

Among the most famous players in the French international team are Dimitri Payet, striker Arkadiusz Milik and Mathieu Guendouzi, on loan from Arsenal.

Both were tested against Karabakh

The French South held it alone in the play-off, with Rinnekene’s side enjoying a farewell as they were undefeated first in their group, against Karabakh of all places. Bayern got to know the Azerbaijanis in the group stage – and did a lot of things right in the 0-0 match and the Sovereign’s 3-0 home win at the end.

Ligue 1 club easily eliminated Karabakh 6-1 on aggregate. All in all, the 9-times champion of France has had a tough time in the current European Cup campaign. After starting in the European League, the team came in third place with only 7 points, behind Galatasaray Istanbul and Lazio Rom.

“OM” as new for FCB

In his European Cup campaigns, Basel has already faced a French opponent 7 times. Olympique de Marseille will signify a new territory for the team of interim coach Guillermo Abascal from March 10.

Recently, Bayern met a French representative in the group stage of the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League. The score was 0: 3 and 1: 2 against PSG.


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