Marseille Secures Europa League Semi-final Berth with Penalty Drama Against Benfica

Marseille clinched a thrilling victory against Benfica, progressing to the Europa League semi-finals after a tense penalty shootout at the Stade Velodrome.

Faris Moumbagna, brought on as a substitute, proved to be the hero for Marseille, netting the crucial goal in the 79th minute to level the aggregate score at 2-2 and force the match into extra time.

With nerves running high, Marseille maintained their composure during the penalty shootout, converting all their spot-kicks, while Angel di Maria and Antonio Silva faltered for Benfica.

The French side’s triumph sets up an enticing semi-final clash against Atalanta, who eliminated Liverpool in the previous round.

Despite trailing 2-1 from the first leg, Jean Louis Gasset’s Marseille displayed determination from the onset, pushing forward to overturn the deficit.

As the clock wound down, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s contribution paved the way for Moumbagna’s crucial equalizer, igniting celebrations among the Marseille faithful.

In the thrilling climax of the shootout, it was Luis Henrique who sealed Marseille’s passage to the semi-finals, prompting jubilant scenes at the Stade Velodrome.

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