Cyrille de la Morinerie 2:45 p.m., April 28, 2022, modified at 2:46 p.m., April 28, 2022

OM, the last French club in a European competition this season, goes to the lawn of Feyenoord this Thursday in the semi-final first leg of the Europa League Conference.

The match promises to be intense between Marseillais in a good dynamic and a Dutch team well ranked in its championship.

Crucial moment for Olympique de Marseille.

The Marseille team is playing one of the most important matches of its season.

The Marseillais travel to the Netherlands on the field of Feyenoord Rotterdam for the semi-final first leg of the Europa League Conference, also renamed the small European Cup.

OM, winners of the Champions League in 1993, are only three games away from a second European trophy. 

48,000 seats and 2,000 Marseille supporters 

And for the Marseillais, the atmosphere promises to be boiling.

After the PAOK Salonika stadium in the quarter-finals, OM will play in one of the hottest venues in Europe, the De Kuip stadium.

The enclosure has a capacity of 48,000 seats and should be sold out this Thursday evening.

The 2,000 Marseille supporters present will find it difficult to be heard.

The De Kuip stadium is well known to the French, since it is on this lawn that the French team won Euro 2000.


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“We are playing a semi-final”

Feyenoord has some of the most dangerous hooligans in Europe in its ranks.

The club has already been fined ten times by UEFA this season.

This match between two Champions League winning clubs promises to be colorful.

The Dutch club developing an attacking game.

It is the same for OM.

For Pape Gueye, Marseille midfielder, the Marseillais are ready to take up the challenge: "We have a lot of victories. Now, we stay focused. The matches we are going to play are likely to be the most important of the year, because we play a semi-final and we are fighting for the Champions League. We are focused on finishing what we have to do tonight," he said in a pre-match press conference.

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Goalkeeper Steve Mandanda should celebrate his hundredth European match and hopes to take OM to the final as in 2018, during the Europa League.