Super-sub Sarr rescues Marseille, fires them into Europa League knockouts!

Marseille are back in the winners’ circle! After a winless streak that cost them their manager, they’ve clawed their way into the Europa League knockout stages with a thrilling 5-3 aggregate victory over Shakhtar Donetsk.

Shakhtar started strong, earning a penalty and taking the lead through Sudakov. But Aubameyang, the ageless Gabonese striker, equalized for Marseille with a clinical finish, becoming the Europa League’s all-time top scorer in the process.

The second half was a see-saw battle. Clauss nearly put Marseille ahead, but it was super-sub Sarr who stole the show with a powerful finish after a clever assist from Aubameyang. The pressure eased, and Kondogbia added another goal to seal the deal.

It wasn’t all smooth sailing for Marseille, but they held firm to secure their place in the next round. This victory, their first in eight games, will be a huge boost for their new boss, Jean-Louis Gasset, and a much-needed shot of confidence for the team.

Marseille will find out their next opponent in the Europa League knockout stage draw on Friday. They’ll be hoping to build on this momentum and make a deep run in the competition.

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