Olympique de Marseille have all the cards in their hands to find the Champions League in 2020-2021, provided they do not relax at the end of the season. The Phocaeans could thus relive an adventure similar to the campaign of C1 2011-2012, marked in particular by a goal by Brandao following a strange action…
In France, the images had aroused mixed reactions. There were those, mostly Marseille supporters, who believed that the Brazilian striker had done it on purpose, and those who believed that the stroke of luck was obvious. The fact remains that, on March 13, 2012, Brandao scored an essential goal for the Olympique de Marseille in the knockout stages of the Champions League. Winners (1-0) on the way to the Velodrome, Didier Deschamps' men were in great danger that day, on the lawn of Giuseppe-Meazza, facing the Inter Milan .
And a quarter of an hour from the end of regular time, Diego Milito equalizes on the set of two games (1-0), after having seen Steve Mandanda delay the deadline. Ciel et Blanc are not at their best when Didier Deschamps decides to go out Loïc Rémy to launch Brandao (86th). And five minutes later, a long ball is sent to the Brazilian striker, who controls the back, turns around and continues with a strike from the left which deceives the vigilance of Julio César (90 + 1).
Bayern Munich out of reach
The Nerazzurri will eventually win despite everything, thanks to a new goal from Giampaolo Pazzini (2-1, 90th + 4) after the exclusion of the Olympian doorman, but it is too late, and it is good there. 'OM which goes to the quarter-finals, thus bringing down the winner of the 2010 edition. But in the next round, Bayern Munich by Franck Ribéry will be far too strong (0-2, 2-0).
On that day, Brandao crucified INTER and qualified OM for the 1/4 final of the Champions League! 😍🔥 pic.twitter.com/dwBCWC6CAA
– Olympique de Marseille (@OM_Officiel) March 13, 2020