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Marseille vs Atalanta live – UEFA Europa League semi-final updates

MARSEILLE 1-1 ATALANTA – REPORT

Marseille were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League semi-final against Atalanta, despite dominating the match for long periods.

The visitors took a surprising lead in the 11th minute, when Gianluca Scamacca converted a pass from Teun Koopmeiners.

However, the response was almost instantaneous: Chancel Mbemba deservedly equalized with a fantastic long-range shot.

Aubameyang then squandered a couple of chances either side of half-time for the hosts, the best of them when Amine Harit sent one-on-one over, only to have his shot deflected.

Marseille continued to impress after the break but struggled to create too many clear-cut chances, with substitute Iliman Ndiaye the best of them.

That left the hosts exposed to a cheap shot at the other end, and Atalanta came very close to stealing victory when substitute Aleksei Miranchuk went wide after a quick counter-attack.