Michael Owen Hails Brighton's 'Big Result' in Europa League Draw at Marseille

Following a 6-1 loss to Aston Villa in the Premier League over the weekend, Brighton displayed remarkable resilience as they rallied from a two-goal deficit to clinch a 2-2 draw against Marseille at the Velodrome in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday night. Pascal Gross and Joao Pedro were the scorers for Roberto De Zerbi's Seagulls on the Mediterranean shore.

Michael Owen has lavished praise on Brighton & Hove Albion for fighting back from two goals down to claim a point at Olympique de Marseille in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday.
After losing their first match in European competition at home to AEK Athens last month, the Seagulls looked in trouble when falling two goals down at the Velodrome to efforts from Chancel Mbemba and Jordan Veretout.
On the back of a heavy defeat to Aston Villa at the weekend, there were concerns for Brighton, but Roberto De Zerbi’s side battled back to secure a 2-2 draw at the Velodrome thanks to a goal from Pascal Gross and a late Joao Pedro penalty.

It was a second-half fightback that impressed TNT Sports expert Owen.
“I think it’s a brilliant comeback, it’s not an easy place to go," said Owen.
“Imagine their mindset after losing the first one and then going 2-0 down in the space of a minute and 20 seconds, imagine how they were feeling at that point?
“Were they thinking Aston Villa again?
“To be fair, with the week they’ve had, to come back is a big, big result.”

Michael Owen Hails Brighton's 'Big Result' in Europa League Draw at Marseille

The point gives Brighton lift-off in Group B, albeit they are bottom of the pool but just a point behind Marseille and Ajax, and Owen feels they are in contention to qualify for the knockout stages.

Owen commented, saying, "This point is crucial for Brighton because it prevents Marseille from extending their lead with an additional two points, which would have created a significant gap. Brighton is now very much in contention within this group. If they had lost today, it would have raised concerns."

Brighton's upcoming fixtures include Premier League matches against Liverpool and Manchester City before their next Europa League encounter against Ajax on October 26th.

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