European meeting of the utmost importance for Olympique de Marseille which moves, this Thursday at 6.45 p.m., on the lawn of Galatasaray on behalf of the fifth day of the group stages of the Europa League. Third in group E, the Olympians, authors of four draws since the start of the competition, must win to hope to qualify but the task promises to be difficult against the Istanbulites. Leaders with eight units, four more than OM, the Turks are undefeated but still remain in a surprising draw against Lokomotiv Moscow (1-1).
For this meeting, Jorge Sampaoli, deprived of Dimitri Payet and Valentin Rongier, both suspended, therefore aligns a 3-2-4-1. In goal, Pau Lopez is protected by a three-way defense made up of Luan Peres, Duje Caleta-Car and William Saliba. A little higher, Boubacar Kamara and Pape Gueye play the role of double pivot, just behind Gerson and Mattéo Guendouzi present in the heart of the game and accompanied by Dieng and Pol Lirola on the sides. In front, Arkadiusz Milik begins at the forefront of the Marseille attack. Opposite, Fatih Terim opts for a more classic 4-3-3 with Muslera in goal. In front of him, a Yedlin-Nelsson-Marcão-Van Aanholt quartet. In the midfield, Antalyali is associated with Kutlu and Cicaldau. Finally, Feghouli, Diagne and Aktürkoglu will form the attacking trio.
The official line-ups at the kick-off
Galatasaray: Muslera – Yedlin, Nelsson, Marcão, Van Aanholt – Antalyali, Kutlu, Cicaldau – Feghouli, Diagne, Aktürkoglu.
Olympic Marseille : Lopez – Peres, Caleta-Car, Saliba – Kamara, Gueye – Dieng, Gerson, Guendouzi, Lirola – Milik.
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