Europa League final: Marseille vs


Atletico Madrid: after being eliminated in the group stage of the Champions League was in the playoffs of the Europa League, where he was the Danish capital Copenhagen, Russian locomotive, the Portuguese sporting and English Arsenal.

While often criticized as being dour and aggressive, they have gone from a stuttering, underachieving side to one who are able to hold that own against Europe's best but it is doubtful whether that will be enough to convince Griezmann to stay. With the suspended Simeone again absent from the touchline in Madrid, Diego Costa netted the decisive victor in first-half stoppage time to book the Spanish club's ticket to Lyon.

But his Atletico team-mates are confident the 27-year-old is fully focused on leading his side to what would be their third Europa League title since the start of the decade.

OM have been prolific in the Europa League of late, scoring two or more goals in five of their last seven European outings.

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"Today, of course, Atletico are favourites".

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By contrast, Marseille haven't tasted European glory since winning the first Champions League in 1993. They've scored a total of 17 goals (2.1 per game) and conceded four (0.5 per game).

Garcia is confident of having a full squad at his disposal, despite concerns over the fitness of centre-back Rolando, Bouna Sarr and striker Kostas Mitroglou.

For them, former West Ham midfielder and now Marseille skipper, Dimitri Payet, is a key man, while their fans will be hoping defender Adil Rami is not distracted by his new girlfriend, former Baywatch bombshell, Pamela Anderson.

Atletico Full-back Sime Vrsaljko will be available for selection having served his one-game ban.

The trophy weighs 15kg and is the heaviest of all Uefa's silverware. "They want to win the Champions League and the Europa League, but we will play with our heart".

"I think the expectation in Marseille and across the country is quite extraordinary and our motivation comes from that", said Payet, who is set to play as he recovers from a minor muscle injury that kept him out of his team's 3-3 Ligue 1 draw at Guingamp last Friday. Les Olympiens should feel more accustomed to playing in Lyon compared to their Spanish opposition, but Atletico perform consistently both in the Wanda Metropolitano and outside of Madrid.