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In a week, OM will travel to Greece for the second leg against PAOK Salonika after the 2-1 victory at the Vélodrome on Thursday evening.
The first leg was totally dominated by Olympique de Marseille but Jorge Sampaoli’s men do not have a very comfortable mattress. Indeed, despite total domination and a wagonload of chances, Dimitri Payet and his teammates only have a one-goal lead. The first leg was very hot at the Vélodrome and marked in particular by certain incidents with the supporters of PAOK Salonika. The Ultras of the Greek club first caused trouble in the city of Marseille since Wednesday evening before adopting a very limited behavior in the Vélodrome during the match. Dimitri Payet, for example, was the target of projectiles during the meeting and the objects received were not plastic water bottles as we have seen in Ligue 1 but pieces of glass. Despite this, the PAOK Salonika coach did not run out of air in the match conference after his team’s defeat against OM, criticizing the attitude of the supporters… of Marseille.
PAOK coach threatens OM supporters
Coach Razvan Lucescu literally cracked up by directly threatening Olympique de Marseille supporters with a view to the return match in Greece in a week. Daring words that UEFA could seize on as they are unwelcome in the context of a football match. “I’m very disappointed with what I saw today. I hope your supporters will be received as we have been received, it’s a shame for football and your city of Marseille. There is a lot of violence in the world today, there is no need to have it in football. Better that your fans do not come to us” launched Razvan Lucescu, whose words shocked all observers after this victory for OM against PAOK Salonika at the Vélodrome. The solution could therefore come from UEFA, which could take the lead in prohibiting the movement of Marseille supporters to Greece, as should have been the case for this match in Marseille in the eyes of the local authorities.