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Atalanta – Olympique de Marseille: (3-0): Player Ratings

Man of the Match: Lookman (8)

Ademola Lookman was once again the star of the show for Atalanta, building on his excellent performance in the first leg with another decisive display. The Nigerian winger was a constant threat to the Marseille defense, causing problems with his pace and trickery. He opened the scoring with a deflected effort and then turned provider for Atalanta’s second goal. Lookman was replaced by El Bilal Touré in the 76th minute, having completed his full 90 minutes with a goal, an assist, and a key role in Atalanta’s victory.


Musso (5): The Argentine goalkeeper had a relatively quiet evening, facing only a few long-range efforts from Marseille. He made a crucial save from Jordan Veretout’s free-kick in the 64th minute and was solid throughout.

De Roon (5.5): Stepping in for the suspended Giorgio Scalvini, De Roon was Atalanta’s main outlet from the back. His short passing was accurate, but his long balls were a bit inconsistent. He picked up a yellow card for a late challenge in the second half.

Hien (6.5): Back in the lineup after missing the first leg due to suspension, Hien provided composure and clean distribution at the back. He marked Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang effectively, limiting the Frenchman’s influence on the game. Hien also led the team in ball recoveries.

Djimsiti (5.5): Solid in the first leg, Djimsiti had less work to do on this occasion. He was caught out of position by Iliman Ndiaye for a brief moment, but the Senegalese forward failed to capitalize. Djimsiti’s positioning and ability to cover spaces were important for Atalanta’s clean sheet.

Zappacosta (6): The Italian wing-back had more attacking opportunities than in the first leg. He tested Pau Lopez with a shot from distance in the 19th minute and made a couple of good runs down the right flank. Zappacosta was replaced by Hans Hateboer in the 76th minute.

Koopmeiners (7): Dropping deeper into midfield, Koopmeiners was still a major presence for Atalanta. He dictated the tempo of the game, always looking to find a teammate with a pass or a long ball. Koopmeiners also took a few shots from distance, but none were successful.

Ederson (6): The Brazilian midfielder focused on playing the ball out to his teammates, spreading the play from deep. He didn’t take on too much creative responsibility, but he played his role effectively. Ederson was replaced by Giorgio Scalvini in the 56th minute.

Ruggeri (7.5): A night to remember for the 21-year-old defender. Ruggeri scored his first senior goal for Atalanta with a powerful strike into the top corner in the 52nd minute. He showed composure and athleticism in his defending, making several important interceptions.

De Ketelaere (7): Much improved from his performance in the first leg, De Ketelaere was a constant threat on the left wing. He took the game to Marseille with his positive runs and direct play. De Ketelaere had a goal ruled out for offside and missed a good chance to score in the first half, but he was a valuable contributor to Atalanta’s victory. He was replaced by Mario Pasalic under applause from the home fans in the 61st minute.

Lookman (8): See above.

Scamacca (6): The lone goalscorer in the first leg, Scamacca didn’t find the net this time around, but he was still important in Atalanta’s attack. He played as a pivot, linking the midfield and attack, and his movement and physicality created space for his teammates. Scamacca was replaced by Aleksey Miranchuk in the 56th minute.

Olympique de Marseille

Lopez (6): Despite conceding three goals, Pau Lopez was one of the few bright spots for Marseille. He made several crucial saves, including a stunning effort to deny De Ketelaere in the first half. He was also unlucky to see Lookman’s deflected effort find the back of the net.

Clauss (3): The right-back had a difficult evening, struggling to cope with the pace and trickery of Lookman. He was also at fault for Atalanta’s second goal, as he allowed Ruggeri to get in behind him. Clauss was replaced by Moumbagna in the 72nd minute.

Mbemba (3): The centre-back had a torrid time, struggling to deal with the physicality and movement of Scamacca. He was also caught out of position for Atalanta’s first goal. Mbemba was replaced by Ounahi in the 59th minute.

Gigot (4): The captain returned from suspension but failed to make a significant impact. He was often out of position and struggled to cope with the attacking threat of Atalanta. Gigot was booked for a foul on Lookman in the second half.

Balerdi (3): The young defender had a difficult evening, struggling to contain the threat of De Ketelaere. He was also at fault for Atalanta’s second goal, as he allowed Ruggeri to get in behind him. Balerdi was booked for a foul on De Ketelaere in the second half.

Merlin (3): The left-back had a nightmare of a first half, as he was constantly exposed by the attacking runs of Zappacosta and De Ketelaere. He was replaced by Luis Henrique in the 72nd minute.

Veretout (4.5): The midfielder was one of Marseille’s better players, as he worked hard to break up Atalanta’s attacks. He also had a couple of long-range shots that went close. Veretout was booked for a foul on Koopmeiners in the second half.

Kondogbia (4): The midfielder had a mixed game, as he struggled to make an impact on the game. He did make a few good tackles, but he was also guilty of giving away possession on a few occasions. Kondogbia was replaced by Caleta-Car in the 84th minute.

Harit (3.5): The attacking midfielder was a disappointment, as he failed to create any chances for his teammates. He was also wasteful with his final ball on a few occasions. Harit was replaced by Correa in the 84th minute.

Ndiaye (2): The striker was a major disappointment, as he failed to make an impact on the game. He had a couple of chances, but he failed to take either of them. Ndiaye was replaced by Sarr in the 59th minute.

Aubameyang (3.5): The captain was a shadow of his former self, as he was completely isolated up front. He had no service from his teammates and was unable to get on the scoresheet. Aubameyang was in tears at the final whistle.

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