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Marseille into semi-finals after five-star comeback against Leipzig

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Marseille advanced to the Europa League semi-finals after overturning a first-leg deficit to defeat RB Leipzig 5-3 on aggregate.

Leipzig held a 1-0 advantage from the first leg in Germany and they got a crucial away goal through Bruma just 64 seconds into the second leg. Yet the tie was soon level as Stefan Ilsanker scored an own goal and Bouna Sarr added a second before Florian Thauvin’s effort gave Marseille an aggregate lead before half-time. Leipzig hit back through Jean-Kevin Augustin, and at that point they would have progressed on away goals, only for the former West Ham winger Dimitri Payet and Hiroki Sakai to score and make sure of Marseille’s progress via a 5-3 aggregate success.

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