Europa League

Olympique Marseille 3 - Athletic Bilbao 1

Olympique: Mandanda; Sakai, Rami, Rolando, Amavi; Maxime Lopez (Sarr 86’), Luiz Gustavo; Thauvin (Njie 62’), Payet, Ocampos; Germain (Anguissa 71’). 4-2-3-1.
Athletic: Herrerín; De Marcos, Yeray, Etxeita, Balenziaga (Lekue 69’); San José, Beñat; Williams, Raúl García (Mikel Vesga 78’), Susaeta (Córdoba 62’); Aduriz. 4-2-3-1.

1-0. 01. Ocampos. Connected with Thauvin centre to turn shot past Herrerín.
2-0. 14. Payet. Intercepted Etxeita clearance and volleyed shot past keeper.
2-1. 45. Aduríz (penalty). After ball hit Rami on arm inside the penalty area.
3-1. 57. Ocampos. Got on the end of Payet cross to force shot past Herrerín.

Yellow cards: Raúl García 13’, Germain 38’, Rami 45’, Payet 45’, San José 56’, Susaeta 60’, Beñat 82’, Maxime López 86’.

Athletic Bilbao are close to being knocked out of the Europa League after they lost 3-1 at Olympique Marseille in their first leg tie. The Basque side were already two down with less than a quarter of an hour gone, Ocampo beating Herrerín in the first minute, and Payet volleying in the second soon afterwards. Aduríz got one back from the penalty spot after the a shot from the striker hit Rami on the arm on the stroke of half time, but with just under an hour gone Ocampo connected with Payet’s cross to make it three, and only a couple of late saves from Herrerín prevented the French team from winning by a bigger margin.