OM: Leipzig, OM’s last hope in the Europa League? – Around OM

OM qualified for the semi-finals of the Conference League but stayed neck and neck with Rennes in Ligue 1 and finished second in the Championship. Right now, the Phocaeans are three points up in the standings but will be headed to Roazhon Park on Day 37 when the scoring average is largely in Bruno Génésio’s side. So nothing is done. On the podium, on the other hand, OM is 7 points ahead of Strasbourg, 8 ahead of Nice, 9 ahead of Monaco with seven days to go. And third place can give them direct entry into the Champions League, which remains the top priority for the Marseille club.

Third in Ligue 1, they usually have to go through two preliminary rounds to enter the lucrative group stage. This season, Monaco faced Sparta Prague but were eliminated by Shakthar Donestk in the final play-off, which seriously weighed on the season. But Rennes finished third in Ligue 1 in 2020 and was straight into the group stage. Why ? Because if the winner of the Europa League has already qualified for the Champions League through his championship, there is a ticket for the third person in the fifth European Championship, i.e. Ligue 1. 2020 Sevilla won the Europa League with Ocampos Fourth in La Liga, it was therefore won for Rennes. Last year it was Villareal who beat Manchester United while Unai Emery’s side finished seventh in the league…

And then this season? west ham, who have just left Lyon, are six points adrift and a game clear of Tottenham, fourth in the Premier League. That Glasgow Rangers develop in a championship, Scotland that does not benefit from direct qualification for the Champions League. FrankfurtThe leaders, just sacked by FC Barcelona, ​​are 9th in the Bundesliga, 12 points away from fourth and last place in Germany to qualify for the Champions League. A place currently held by… RB Leipzig, also in the last four of the Europa League. The OM supporters, but also those of Rennes, will thus be behind the German side in Europe … but also in the Bundesliga, where they are just three points ahead of Freiburg, fifth, on five final days.

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