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Olympique de Marseille and Brighton played out a 2-2 draw on Thursday evening on Matchday 2 of the Europa League. It was also a reunion between Gennaro Gattuso and Roberto De Zerbi. The two men had had a violent altercation in 2016 during a Serie B match between Pisa and Foggia while each was on the bench. Years later, the coach of the Phocaean club has calmed things down and speaks very highly of his compatriot.
“People focus on the events of Pisa-Foggia, but that was many years ago. For my part, I repeat that Roberto is a great coach and that if you don’t have a method, you can hardly give a style of play like the one he gave Brighton. It’s no coincidence that he gives the dolls to the great English teams, and you have to respect him for that. There’s great respect, what happened in the past is part of our character,” Gennaro Gattuso told Sky Sports.