Atletico Madrid defeat Marseille to win the Europa League title

Antoine Griezmann

LIVE - UEFA Europa League Final: Olympique de Marseille v Atlético de Madrid SAD

Atletico Madrid is second in the La Liga table and won their last domestic league game against Getafe and with one game to end the season, they have already booked their place for next season's Champions League.

Marseille will compete in their third UEFA Cup/Europa League final in this game, while they're looking for their first victory following defeats to Parma in 1998/99 and Valencia in 2003/04. "But I think we have the attacking quality to do so", the France global said. General manager Jean-Pierre Bernes and midfielder Jean-Jacques Eydelie were also given prison sentences, though the latter's was suspended. "He scores goals and creates them", Payet told a media conference on Tuesday. The Olympians lost in 1999 and 2004. While they won Ligue 2 in the subsequent season, they were forced to spend a second year in the division after filing for bankruptcy.

The French worldwide playmaker's fitness had been a source of some concern for Marseille fans after he missed their last domestic league game.

Yet they have the chance to change the course of their future at the Groupama Stadium.

Diego Simeone has played down the significance of Atletico Madrid's big-game experience ahead of the Europa League final against Marseille.

Follow the Europa League final with our live blog on skysports.com and the Sky Sports app. "As soon as we got knocked out of the Champions League, we immediately embraced this competition", Simeone said.


Marseille is the only French club to have won the Champions League, and the players are constantly reminded of that night in 1993 when Marseille beat AC Milan 1-0 on a header from defender Basile Boli.

Lyon's hooligan fringe has been active in European matches for several seasons, and police will be on alert for potential clashes with Marseille's feisty ultras in the city. I'm delighted with him, I owe him a lot, I know, I'm very fond of him.

Fernando Torres has claimed that spearheading Atletico Madrid to the Europa League final has minimised the feelings of "knowing that my career is over".

The game which starts at 6:45 promises to be exciting and we will be bringing you live text commentary so stay with us.

Dimitri Payet was in scintillating form for West Ham and then France at Euro 2016 a couple of years ago and he's continued to impress at Marseille.

An exit from this season's Champions League in the group stage came as a big surprise for a formidable side spearheaded by Antoine Griezmann in attack, but they have put that behind them to close on glory in Europe's less prestigious competition.

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