Feyenoord vs Marseille on TV tonight? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch the Europa Conference League game
Ideally, neither club would see each other regularly in Europe’s newest and third-ranked competition, but both will now see the chance to earn some cash and end the campaign on a high note.
Feyenoord host Marseille in the Europa League Conference semi-final first leg on Thursday and it’s the French side that go into the game in better overall shape – but both have a history to live up to as well as the fans’ expectations.
The Dutch club have again firmly positioned themselves as the third best in the country this year, behind PSV and Ajax, as only PSG have been better than Marseille in France this season as they look to return to the League champions under Jorge Sampaoli.
Arsenal’s Reiss Nelson has had a pretty good campaign on loan at Feyenoord, who count Luis Sinisterra among their biggest threats. For the Ligue 1 side, it’s ex-West Ham star Dimitri Payet who is the star of the show, backed by fellow Arsenal loanee centre-back William Saliba.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the game.
When is Feyenoord vs Marseille?
The semi-final first leg kicks off at 20:00 BST on Thursday 28 April at De Kuip.
Where can I watch it?
This match will be broadcast on BT Sport Extra 1. Subscribers can stream the game via the BT Sport app or the desktop website.
Feyenoord come into the game on a decent streak of five unbeaten, although they have been somewhat spotty with home form of late with just one clean sheet since February 6.
Marseille have won 10 of their last 11 matches in all competitions, the other being a loss to PSG in the league. They are in superb form for the break-in and this defeat in Paris was their only one on the road since the beginning of February.
Feyenoord XI: Marciano; Geertruida, Traumer, Senesi, Malacia; Til, Aursnes, Kokcu; Nelson, Dessers, Sinisterra
Marseille XI: Mandanda; Rongier, Saliba, Caleta-Car, Luan Peres; Kamara, Guendouzi, Gerson; Payet, Bakambu, Dieng
The Dutch side probably have to pull out all the stops for a home win as Marseille have been very strong lately, especially at home – but it’s been over two months since they picked up back-to-back wins at De Kuip. Feyenoord 1-1 Marseille.
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