Olympique de Marseille has a meeting with Benfica in the quarter-finals of the Europa League. The draw was made this Friday in Switzerland in the wake of that of the Champions League.

On Thursday, OM were scared against Villarreal, the team of their former coach, but will be there in the quarters.

The first leg will take place on April 11 at Benfica. The return will be a week later, on April 18, at the VĂ©lodrome. In the semi-final, Jean-Louis Gasset’s men could find the winner of Liverpool-Atalanta, in the event of qualification.

OM have an old revenge to take since the hand of Vata in 1990. Eliminated in the semi-final of the C1 34 years ago, after this memorable contentious action (2-1/0-1), OM had also lost in the round of 16 of the C3 in 2010 against Benfica (1-1/1-2). He will try to eliminate the Portuguese club for the first time, with the return match at the Stade Velodrome on March 18 (go to Lisbon on March 11).

Benfica is not in great shape. The Lisbon giant lost the lead in the Portuguese Championship standings, overtaken by Sporting, and corrected by its great rival FC Porto (5-0) on March 3.

The quarter-final schedule: AC Milan-AS RomaLiverpool-AtalantaBayer Leverkusen-West HamBenfica-Olympique de Marseille

The half-time program: Benfica or Olympique de Marseille-Liverpool or AtalantaAC Milan or AS Roma-Bayer Leverkusen or West Ham

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