After the Champions League, it's time for the Europa League.Europe's second cup offers dream fixtures and opportunities to discover new players.This Thursday, October 26, Sport News Africa presents Frank Magri. The Toulouse striker, a Cameroonian international, will take on Liverpool at Anfield.Kick-off is scheduled for 7pm GMT.
On their return to the European Cup, Toulouse face their first hurdle. For Matchday 3 of the Europa League on Thursday October 26, Toulouse travel to Anfield to take on Liverpool. It's a meeting between the 1st (Liverpool, 6 pts) and 2nd (Toulouse, 4 pts) teams in Group E. It's an opportunity for the Téfécé to strike a huge blow in the competition and hope to reach the next round and to do so, the Mauves can count on Frank Magri. The striker, who arrived this summer, has already started to score, with 3 goals in 9 games, including 4 starts. However, he is still waiting for his first European goal after already providing an assist, having started the first two games and should once again start against Liverpool. And hat could be better than a trip to Anfield to present himself to the world of European soccer?
A pivotal summer 2023
In the 2022-2023 season, Frank Magri may never have expected to play in the European Cup at Anfield. The 24-year-old striker was too busy tormenting Ligue 2 defences. With Bastia, he finished the season with 13 goals and 4 assists in 24 games (18 starts). His performances took him to the next level, as Toulouse quickly recruited him for 2 million euros. A mere pittance in the current market. At the Mauves, the Cameroonian wasted no time in winning over his coach.
"We're very happy with him. We talked about it together, the difference between Ligue 2 and Ligue 1 is huge, and with the European Cup even more so! He's adapting very well and getting better every day.Against Brest, he was very good and scored.He can help the team as a striker or a winger," stressed his coach Carles Martinez Novell at the beginning of October.Frank Magri also enjoyed his first cap for Cameroon against Russia on October 12, 2023.
Able to play on either side of the pitch, Frank Magri thrives best in the center of the park. The Angers-trained player has scored 11 of his 16 goals since last season, when he played as a centre-forward. In comparison, he has scored 4 goals as a left-winger and none as a right-winger.
Frank Magri's qualities: depth, percussion, spontaneity. Everything that can hurt the Liverpool defence, which is used to positioning itself high up the pitch. The Indomitable Lion can take advantage of this to score his first European goal. With Farès Chaïbi off to Frankfurt, and Aboukhlal injured for several months, there's plenty of room up front for Toulouse.