RB Leipzig face Marseille at Red Bull Arena on Thursday, April 5. Here’s all the info you need to watch.
The Europa League quarterfinals begin on Thursday with RB Leipzig hosting Marseille at Red Bull Arena. The German are fourth in the Bundesliga and in a battle for Champions League spots next season. Only seven points separate second place Schalke and sixth place Eintracht Frankfurt. Marseille are third in Ligue 1, 21 points behind first-place Paris-Saint Germain.
Leipzig finished third in their Champions League group to qualify for the Europa League. The East German club knocked Napoli out in the round of 32 and Zenit out in the round of 16. After initially struggling domestically when Europa League resumed, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side have picked up their play lately. Leipzig are unbeaten in their last four games and defeated Bayern Munich prior to the international break. Defensively, Hasenhuttl will have to make a change in his starting XI as center-back and Leipzig captain Willi Orban serves a yellow card suspension. Offensively, Leipzig rely on the pace and finishing ability of Timo Werner. The German international has 18 goals this season, including six in European competitions.
Marseille advanced to the quarterfinals after defeating Athletic Bilbao convincingly in both legs. Domestically, the French club has only won two of their last five games, picking up seven points. However, since the start of 2018, Marseille have lost only two Ligue 1 games, falling to Lyon and PSG. Injuries have hit Rudi Garcia’s squad are the wrong time. Starting keeper Steve Mandanda, Adil Rami, Hiroki Sakai, and Florian Thauvin could all miss Thursday’s game. The potential loss of Thauvin could sink Marseille’s chances of reaching the semifinals. The French international has 18 goals and 16 assists this season. Without Thauvin, Marseille will rely on Dimitri Payet to create chances for Valere Germain and Lucas Ocampos to finish.
The Europa League match between RB Leipzig and Marseille will be broadcast live online. Live streaming is available on Fox Sports Go, which you can access with your cable or satellite subscription, either online or through their app.
The second leg will be played in France on Thursday, April 12.