Marseille 2-2 Monchengladbach – Europa League Match Report

A late, late equalising goal from Borussia Monchengladbach’s Arango leaved Marseille with a mountain to climb if they are to progress to the knock-out phase of the Europa League.

In a game that OM dominated they managed to go a goal down thanks to some horrific defending by Cheyrou and as Hanke made the most and scored in the 20th minute. Cheyrou was caught in possession in his own area and instead of clearing it, simply kicked it into the ‘Gladbach player who crossed for Hanke to net.

It stayed that way until half time. In the 53rd minute, Marseille won a corner. As Barton was preparing himself to take, hos team-mates were getting themselves into position to try and equalise. However, Barton didn’t need them as he curled his corner straight in to the far post to grab his first goal for Marseille.

Marseille’s 2nd goal came through another individual effort as Jordan Ayew skipped through the heart of the ‘Gladbach defence to unleash a brilliant strike that Ter Stegen had no chance of stopping.

The sucker-punch came in the 93rd minute, as a poor cross found its way to Arango, who standing totally unmarked managed to shoot past Mandanda.

The result means that Marseille must win their final 2 games, and hope that ‘Gladbach don’t win theirs.

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