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Olympique Marseille v Feyenoord Live Commentary,
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Feyenoord progress to their first European final in 20 years, thanks to a well disciplined performance in this leg to follow up their barnstorming victory in the first. Marseille will rue their chances, and just like in the 2018 Europa League final, will wonder what could've been had their talisman Payet not left the pitch injured before half-time. They miss the chance to reach a UEFA finale for the first time since that day, and it's Feyenoord who will take on Roma in Tirana.
Nelson's attacking output paled in comparison to Sinsiterra and Dessers' in both this game and the first leg, but the Arsenal loanee popped up in crucial areas all over the pitch. Nine passes in the final third, as well as seven on-the-ball duels won saw him keep the ball well in transition for his side, and the forward also made five tackles, two of which saw him win the ball deep in Marseille territory. Invaluable.
The full-time whistle goes, and Feyenoord hold on to go through! An end-to-end second half saw both sides go close, but neither could find a breakthrough goal meaning Feyenoord's 3-2 win in the first leg proves crucial and sends them to the final in Tirana! Marseille had chances to level or even win the tie, but Feyenoord kept them out and could've had a goal or two themselves in one of the most entertaining stalemates you will ever see!
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FULL-TIME: MARSEILLE 0-0 FEYENOORD.
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Guendouzi pulls back his old Arsenal teammate Nelson and is penalised, being booked for his troubles by the referee.
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OVER!!! Feyenoord break and Dessers swings it across field to Kokcu. He spots Mandanda off his line and tries his luck from distance, but sends the ball just over the bar!
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Dessers is caught offside and volleys the ball away, warranting booking from the referee.
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Feyenoord intercept a Marseille attack and Dessers comes forward with it. He looks to pick out Hendriks, but it's a poor pass that Kamara intercepts!
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Kokcu puts Dessers through one-on-one, but he hesitates shooting and Kamara slides in to win the ball! Dessers appeals for a penalty, but he was looking for a foul there and the referee waves away his claims!
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SAVED!!! Kokcu picks out Jahanbakhsh in all sorts of space, and the substitute's low shot from the edge of the box forces a good parry from Mandanda!
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We're into FIVE minutes of added time at the Velodrome - don't go anywhere!
Gerson flicks it over the Feyenoord back-line for Lirola to latch onto, but Trauner forces him wide and the eventual shot is a weak one that rolls into Marciano's arms!
CHANCE!!! Jahanbakhsh wins the ball in Marseille's half and plays in Dessers, who is denied a shot on goal by an excellent sliding Peres challenge!
Nelson has been superb down that right-hand side for Feyenoord, and he's replaced by Alireza Jahanbakhsh to see out the final few minutes.
Guendouzi comes forward again, evading challenges with ease, but passes rather than shooting on the edge of the box and his final ball goes astray!
Guendouzi strides forward well before spreading it wide to Under, but the pass forces a rushed cross which flies over the bar and behind.
Under beats Trauner before sliding in a cross as Nelson slides into him. The referee gives a goal kick, which Under is far from happy with, and the Marseille substitute is booked for dissent!
Milik flicks a long ball onto Lirola, who is in space down the right, but the wing-back can't keep the ball in play and it goes behind for a goal kick.
Til has been exceptional in the centre of the park, and Jorrit Hendrix will come on for the leaders.
Under belts his free-kick to the far post, in what looks like a shot, but Saliba can't turn it goalwards and the ball goes behind.
Harit is withdrawn in Marseille's next change, and on comes Cengiz Under for the last few minutes.
Malacia and Guendouzi get into a tangle on the near touchline, and both look to have kicked out at each other, but the referee gives them a final warning!
Milik brings down a long ball superbly and beats his man before firing the ball across the edge of the box to Bakambu. He takes a touch to set himself, but it's punted away before he can release a shot!
WIDE!!! Harit's corner is headed away, but drops at the feet of Lirola. He snatches at a shot with his left foot, and a double deflection sends it behind for another corner!
Guendouzi fizzes a cross into the box from the right, but it's blocked by Trauner before Linssen hoofs it away.
Malacia is booked by the referee as he takes far too much time to take a throw, with the referee looking to quash any further time-wasting from the leaders of the tie.
Sinisterra hasn't been able to make the impact he did on the first leg, and he's replaced by Bryan Linssen.
Dessers races across the front post from Kokcu's free-kick and almost gets a touch on it, but the ball runs all the way through to Mandanda!
Kamara body-checks Dessers as he looks to cut inside him, and Feyenoord win a free-kick for Kokcu to cross in.
Malacia has been excellent down the left-hand-side for Feyenoord, making two tackles and clearances apiece and intercepting the ball four times. He's also made eighty entries into the final third, passing 10 times and has been influential at both ends.
Gerson and Geertruiden collide in midfield and the two square up to each other! The referee separates the players, and it's no surprise that tensions are flaring as this pulsating game continues to ebb and flow!
OVER!!! Aursnes' ball into the box finds Nelson, who tees up Trauner on the edge of the area. He hits a fizzer of a shot first-time, with the ball only just clearing the crossbar!
Kokcu whips a free-kick into the Marseille box, but Saliba's towering header flicks it away from danger with Dessers closing in!
CHANCE!!!!! Lirola steals in behind to volley a cross into the box, but a heavy Harit touch takes it away from his feet! It falls to Milik, who also takes a touch, but his is also too heavy and Feyenoord clear! If just one of those chances had been hit first-time, Marseille could well have levelled the tie there!
Dieng's been feeding off scraps since Payet came off, and he's replaced by Cedric Bakambu for Marseille.
Sinisterra climbs up the back of Peres and flicks it on for Dessers in the box, but he's penalised by the referee and play comes back.
Dessers (10 goals, one assist) and Sinisterra (six goals, four assists) are the only players to have been involved in 10+ goals in the UEFA Conference League this season.
Sinisterra picks Saliba's pocket and looks to play in Dessers, but Mandanda races out of his goal to smother the ball and deny Feyenoord!
CHANCE!!! Rongier plays a quick one-two with Harit and races into the box. He cuts across two challenges before shooting on his left, but it's a weak effort that Marciano saves easily!
Forward comes Harit and he tees up Guendouzi. Milik wants it in the box and Guendouzi finds him, but Milik's first touch to set himself sees Malacia clear it away!
Rongier wins the ball in midfield and looks to play in Dieng, but a poor first touch takes the ball away from the forward and it rolls through to Marciano!
Guendouzi fires a low pass into the near post, but Milik can't latch onto it and the ball fizzes across the face of goal before going behind.
Til flicks the ball beyond Peres and streaks away down the left. He looks to cross, but Peres recovers to knock him off balance and Til's cross goes behind for a goal kick!
That change has seen Marseille move to a 4-4-2, with Rongier moving forward into right midfield, Lirola going to right-back, and Harit shifting to the left.
Marseille kick off the second half, and the last 45 minutes of this tie are underway!
Marseille make a half-time change, their second of the game don't forget, as Gueye is withdrawn for Pol Lirola.
The teams head back out, and it's now or never for the hosts to rescue this tie!
Payet had been Marseille's brightest spark in that first half, having an early effort blocked and sending another around the post. He'd also entered the final third five times, making nine passes in that area, and it'll be interesting to see how Marseille adapt to his loss, now playing with a more conventional striker in Milik.
A wild half of football comes to and end with the scores still level! Marseille have had the plethora of the best chances, but have regressed since Payet was forced off with an injury. Feyenoord have come back into the game since then, and still lead on aggregate of course, but with just 45 minutes to go, there's no telling who will come out of this one victorious!
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HALF-TIME: MARSEILLE 0-0 FEYENOORD.
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SAVED!!! Feyenoord only half-clear from the free-kick and Gueye crosses back into the area. Milik rises at the back post again, but his header is again caught by Marciano!
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Senesi poorly gives the ball away and Guendouzi knocks it on ahead of him, but the Feyenoord captain takes him out with a wild sliding challenge that sees him booked by the referee.
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Feyenoord breaks from the corner as Dessers come forward with the ball. Harit pulls him back, and to ground, warranting a free-kick and a yellow card.
Dieng and Guendouzi link up down the right again, and Malacia risks giving away a penalty with his sliding challenge that sends the ball out for a Marseille corner.
WIDE!!! Feyenoord come forward again as Dessers tees up Kokcu. He gingerly dribbles into the box, and looks to place a shot in the bottom corner that deflects off the offside Dessers and goes behind!
BLOCKED!! Kokcu smashes the free-kick across the back of the box, where Dessers meets it with a low shot that is blocked and cleared by Saliba!
Peres hacks down Nelson as he looks to cross from the right, and Feyenoord win a free-kick in a very dangerous position.
BLOCKED!!! A good flick sends Dessers through on goal, and he outmuscles Saliba before teeing up Til. He strikes on the volley but it's deflected behind by Kamara!
Nelson is put in behind and steams onto the ball down the right, but Peres follows him all the way and wins it back for the hosts.
Til and Gueye get into a tangle in midfield, and the Marseille man is incensed when the referee's decision goes against him.
Til catches Kamara late with an unnecessary challenge, and the Feyenoord midfielder receives the first booking of the game.
SAVED!!! Rongier advances through midfield before finding Gerson. He crosses from the left towards Milik, and the striker's first touch sees him send a towering header into the gloves of Marciano! What a welcome that would've been for the Marseille substitute!
Payet is in tears as he is forced off with that calf injury, and the Marseille talisman is replaced by Arkadiusz Milik up front.
Marseille are unbeaten in their last seven home games in European competitions, winning the most recent four. They have won four of their last five home games against Dutch teams in Europe, although only one of those wins came with a goal difference, of at least two, against PSV in the 2008/09 Champions League.
Gerson is caught between Senesi and Malacia after a poor challenge from the Feyenoord captain, but Payet is down after looking to have pulled something playing the resultant ball forward.
Marseille (61 per cent) and Feyenoord (58 per cent) have the best shooting accuracies of any team in the UEFA Conference League this season. Feyenoord have converted eight of their last 13 shots on target into goals in the competition, but neither side have really troubled their opposition's goalkeepers so far.
Til yanks down Gueye in the centre-circle and the Marseille midfielder isn't happy at all, but the referee calms tempers down and the hosts take the free-kick.
Harit loses the ball in midfield and Feyenoord look to counter, but Malacia's throughball to Sinisterra is too heavy and the ball goes behind for a goal kick.
Guendouzi does well to play in Dieng, who chips the ball back from the byline. Gerson gathers it, and tees up Gueye, who sends his effort flying over the bar!
Payet barrels into Til from behind and brings him to ground, yet is furious when he's penalised by the referee!
WIDE!!! Rongier cuts inside and advances, before finding Harit. He links up with Dieng as Feyenoord scramble to cover, and he tees up Payet. He cuts inside and shoots on his left, but can't curl his effort inside the far post!!!
CHANCE!!! Payet's free-kick into the area is really inviting, but Gueye can't connect properly with his header! Feyenoord only half-clear it, but Kamara's shot too is blocked and the ball is finally hoofed away!
Payet swings in a corner but it's punched clear by Marciano, however the potential Feyenoord counter-attack is quashed by Marseille's defence.
Harit looks to turn as he takes Saliba's pass, but is fouled from behind by Geertruida, who is penalised.
In three Conference League contests at home this season, Marseille have secured all nine points on offer with 7 goals scored and 3 conceded.
More good play from Gerson frees up Gueye down the left. He crosses for Payet, but it's over the forward's head and Marciano gathers possession.
Dessers is down injured after getting an awkward late knee from Peres, and Feyenoord's main man isn't moving freely whatsoever.
BLOCKED!!! Harit plays a clever one-two with Gerson and streaks into the danger area. He cuts it back for Payet from the byline, but Payet's shot is blocked well by Senesi! A good early chance for the hosts!
Payet drops deep and looks to release Dieng again, but it's too hard a pass for the forward to latch onto and runs all the way through to Marciano.
Marseille counter and Payet spreads it wide to Dieg. He looks to dribble into the box, but is dispossessed by Senesi, who carries out from the back for Feyenoord.
Gerson steams down the left and links up with Harit outside him. The winger cuts inside to create shooting space, but he's crowded out before he can pull the trigger and Feyenoord clear.
Nelson looks to get around the outside down the right, but Peres puts in a good challenge to knock the ball away for a throw-in.
Marseille haven’t won any of their previous three meetings with Feyenoord in European competition, including the first leg of this tie; Marseille will attempt to reach a European final for the first time since 2017/18 in the Europa League, while Feyenoord will try to reach that stage for the first time since the 2001/02 UEFA Cup.
As the flare-caused smoke clears inside the stadium, Dessers kicks off and we are up and running!
The two sides head out at Stade Velodrome, and we’re almost ready for this semi-final to kick-off!
Cyriel Dessers’ second-half winner is the difference between the two sides at the moments, and the brace-scoring Nigerian spearheads an unchanged Feyenoord side, flanked by Arsenal loanee Reiss Nelson and fellow first-leg scorer Luis Sinisterra.
Gerson scored Marseille’s second equaliser in the first-leg, with the first four goals all coming in the first half. His fellow midfielder Boubacar Kamara drops back into the defence for this one though, whilst Amine Harit replaces Cedric Bakambu in the front three to link up with Dimitri Payet and first-leg scorer Bamba Dieng.
FEYENOORD SUBS: Valentin Alexandru Cojocaru, Thijs Jansen, Marcus Pedersen, Jorrit Hendrix, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Bryan Linssen, Philippe Sandler, Patrik Walemark, Ramon Hendriks, Jens Toornstra, Denzell Hall.
FEYENOORD (4-3-3): Ofir Marciano; Lutsharel Geertruida, Gernot Trauner, Marcos Senesi, Tyrell Malacia; Guus Til, Fredrik Aursnes, Orkun Kokcu; Reiss Nelson, Cyriel Dessers, Luis Sinisterra.
MARSEILLE SUBS: Simon Ngapandouetnbu, Pau Lopez, Arkadiusz Milik, Cedric Bakambu, Duje Caleta-Car, Cengiz Under, Sead Kolasinac, Pol Lirola, Aylan Benyahia-Tani, Yakine Said.
MARSEILLE (4-3-3): Steve Mandanda; Valentin Rongier, William Saliba, Boubacar Kamara, Luan Peres; Matteo Guendouzi, Pape Gueye, Gerson; Amine Harit, Dimitri Payet, Bamba Dieng.
Marseille have home advantage for this one though, and will be hoping that the support of the Velodrome will help them turn the tie around and reach the first-ever final of this new UEFA competition.
It’s advantage Feyenoord going into this deciding leg of the tie, with Cyriel Dessers’ double proving the difference for the Dutch side in the first leg in Rotterdam.
Hello, and welcome to live coverage of the second leg of this UEFA Conference League semi-final, as Marseille take on Feyenoord for a place in the decider.