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Atalanta vs Marseille: Probable Lineups

It all comes down to this! Atalanta and Marseille lock horns again on Thursday night in Bergamo, with a place in the Europa League final up for grabs. The first leg in France ended 1-1, leaving the tie wide open.

Atalanta are dreaming of their first-ever European final, but Marseille are determined to spoil the party and reach the Dublin showpiece themselves. They’ll need to overcome a few injury woes though. Ex-Marseille defender Sead Kolasinac joins Emil Holm and Atalanta captain Rafael Toloi on the sidelines, although Toloi might be back soon.

Good news for Atalanta’s defence though, as Swedish centre-back Isak Hien returns from suspension. Manager Gian Piero Gasperini is also set to bring back some big names who were rested in their recent league game. Teun Koopmeiners, who scored a screamer on Monday, Charles De Ketelaere and Berat Djimsiti are all expected to start.

Speaking of scoring, Atalanta striker Gianluca Scamacca is on fire! He’s netted five of their seven goals in the knockout stages of the Europa League, only matched by Marseille’s star forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Aubameyang is a real danger for Marseille. He’s the competition’s top scorer this season with a whopping 10 goals, and with 27 goals in all competitions this campaign, he’s rediscovered his scoring touch in a big way.

Ismaila Sarr, Faris Moumbagna and Iliman Ndiaye are all options to partner Aubameyang up front, but none come close to his goal tally. So, the attacking responsibility for Marseille will likely fall heavily on the experienced Gabonese striker.

Marseille will also have Samuel Gigot back from suspension, which might see Amir Murillo miss out on a starting spot. First-leg hero Chancel Mbemba is expected to lead the backline again, with Bamo Meite and captain Valentin Rongier still out injured.

Predicted Lineups

Atalanta BC: Carnesecchi; Djimsiti, Hien, Scalvini; Zappacosta, De Roon, Ederson, Ruggeri; Koopmeiners, De Ketelaere; Scamacca

Marseille: Lopez; Mbemba, Gigot, Balerdi; Clauss, Harit, Veretout, Kondogbia, Henrique; Aubameyang, Moumbagna

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