Despite having both Adil Rami and Rolando available, Rudi Garcia chose to keep Luiz Gustavo in central defence, partnering Rami, with Maxime Lopez and Morgan Sanson as the midfield pair.
"That way we won't talk about their second goal, where they had a man offside". Kostas Mitrogolou has come and started to score goals, Lucas Ocampos is finding the net too. That result means that OM are back to fourth on 70 points, one behind Monaco, and two behind Lyon, as the scrap for a podium finish continues.
Several Marseille players, including Steve Mandanda, Florian Thauvin, Dimitri Payet, Adil Rami and Bouna Sarr, have a chance to be included in Deschamps' squad, while Atletico forward Antoine Griezmann is all but guaranteed to travel to Russian Federation.
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But Harvey gave up at least four runs in three straight starts this season while never pitching more than six innings. He was suspended for three days without pay in May 2017 for skipping a game following a late night on the town.
The Portuguese defender's effort made it 3-2 on aggregate in Marseille's favour.
Marseille will now face Atletico Madrid in the Europa League final on Wednesday, May 16. They were in a similar position last round, down 4-1 after the away leg at Lazio, and were able to explode for four goals to advance in the home leg, in which Berisha earned an assist.
Deschamps, who coached Marseille to their last French title in 2010, had been scheduled to name his squad for Russian Federation 2018 on May 15, a day ahead of the Europa League final in Lyon on May 16. Garcia will need to manage these two objectives, ensuring nobody gets complacent about the league games, and hoping against hope that nobody else gets injured.
The game will be Marseille's 58th of the campaign, the most of any side in Europe, but Garcia is convinced his players are in shape to take the club through to its first European final since 2003/04.