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UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League Preview, 8-9 May 2024

Faris MOUMBAGNA of Marseille during the UEFA Europa League, Semi final match between Marseille and Atalanta at Oragne Velodrome, Marseille on May 2, 2024 in Marseille, France.(Photo by Johnny Fidelin/Icon Sport) - Photo by Icon Sport

The battle to secure spots in the finals of the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League is set to unfold on the midweek of 8-9 May, promising viewers a spectacle of sublime football on SuperSport.

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The football frenzy kicks off on Wednesday 8 May in the UEFA Europa Conference League as Club Brugge plays host to Fiorentina at the Jan Breydel Stadium. Fiorentina holds a slender 3-2 advantage from the first leg in Florence, and coach Vincenzo Italiano emphasizes the importance of tactical discipline to see them through.

“It’s crucial for us to maintain tactical discipline,” Italiano remarked. “We must showcase technical prowess and seize our chances. Being sharp in attack and vigilant in defense will be key. This match holds immense significance as we vie for a spot in the final.”

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Thursday 9 May features another Europa Conference League showdown as Aston Villa seeks redemption away to Olympiakos in Athens following a surprising 4-2 defeat in the first leg at home.

“We committed errors all around,” stated Villa captain John McGinn. “We accept responsibility, but it’s our responsibility to reverse the situation in Athens. I have full confidence in our capabilities.”

The UEFA Europa League continues on Thursday with Bayer Leverkusen enjoying a 2-0 lead against Roma in Germany, while Atalanta and Olympique Marseille face off in Bergamo with their tie balanced at 1-1.

Bayer coach Xabi Alonso expressed satisfaction with their lead: “Securing a 2-0 lead is positive; we approach the return leg cautiously. Our performance this season has been exceptional. We possess talented players with unwavering focus. Consistency is key, and we aim to maintain this form till the season’s end.”

Marseille midfielder Jordan Veretout remains optimistic about their chances in Italy: “We must deliver a stellar performance, replicate our style of play, and showcase our abilities. We have our supporters rallying behind us, and we believe in our capacity to achieve victory. Our quality shines through, and we approach the match with optimism and confidence.”

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UEFA Europa Conference League broadcast details

All times CAT

Wednesday 8 May
21:00: Club Brugge v Fiorentina – LIVE on SuperSport Football and SuperSport Maximo 360

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Thursday 9 May
21:00: Bayer Leverkusen v Roma – LIVE on SuperSport Football and SuperSport Maximo 3
21:00: Atalanta v Olympique Marseille – LIVE on SuperSport La Liga and SuperSport Maximo 360

Thursday 9 May
21:00: Olympiakos v Aston Villa – LIVE on SuperSport Premier League, SuperSport Maximo 1 and SuperSport Maximo 2

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