Atletico Madrid vs. Marseille Europa League final preview, live stream info, channel

After 25 years Marseille looking to win in Europe again

After 25 years Marseille looking to win in Europe again

The 2018 Europa League final between Olympique Marseille and Atlético Madrid will be played at the Groupama Stadium in Lyon and kicks off at 20:45 CEST on Wednesday 16 May, 2018.

"Aside from the sadness that it gives me to not be there from the start in the final, I have a great feeling with German". So as they head into Wednesday night's final in Lyon, there is reason for cautious optimism in Marseille that they can win their first European trophy since their Champions League victory in 2003. He can turn the game at any moment of the match. "To win you need to play well, experience helps you know what you need to do on the pitch but in the end it's still a game", he said.

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. "It is going to be hard".

"We believe against Atletico because this season has shown that we are a real team", said Payet.

His position was under threat earlier this season after heavy losses to Monaco and Rennes, but he managed to turn things around after holding a crisis meeting with the players.

"Football has given me the opportunity to return to Atletico and fight for titles as a player, and achieving the Europa League trophy would be something special without a doubt", the footballer explained in a question and answer session with Euromision.

Atletico are heavy favourites given their strong record in European competition over the last few years, the Spaniards having won the competition in 2012 and 2010, while twice finishing as runners-up in the Champions League in 2014 and 2016.

"They are very solid and have the best defensive record in Spain but they are risky in attack too", he said. Both teams are very pragmatic and play a similar style. "We have won more than we expected, but we are continuing to rebuild the club under a plan that will take several seasons".

"We might not be able to play lovely football throughout but the main thing is to score one more goal than them".

"This year we're celebrating the 25th anniversary of being the first French side to win the Champions League".

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