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

Ruben Hill
May 16, 2018

They have two ways to qualify for next season's Champions League - by winning this tournament or by finishing third in France, where they are now fourth and a point behind.

He said: "Twenty-five years ago Marseille became the first French club to win the Champions League and we have another chance to be first forever by becoming the first French club to win the Europa League".

The former Lille and Roma boss admitted his side do not start as favourites against an Atleti that has played in two Champions League finals and one semifinal in the last four years. "Their full backs are also very risky".

"They have very few vulnerabilities, to be honest, there won't be many gaps as they defend as a block, and the game is going to be about being fast and efficient in small spaces but we have the qualities to get through that defence", Payet added.

"We know experience is on their side".

But Marseille may have an advantage in playing just a three-hour drive away in Lyon, with up to 15,000 of its fans expected to make the trip.

"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. "As we approach the game, the emotions rise and rise", Simeone said.

"They will have self-confidence, and we will need to impose our rhythm as the game goes on".

"We'll be excited, up for it, but also tense".

Simeone's sending-off in the first leg of the 2-1 semi-final triumph over Arsenal means he will be suspended for Wednesday's game.

"We are a team that works a lot and I trust German's presence as the head of the team".

"We've known each other for almost all our lives, we have the same vision of football so whatever I'm thinking, he is thinking the same". "What's going through his mind is doubtlessly going through mine".

"Griezmann's future depends on what happens on Wednesday I think, what he wants is to win trophies and I was sad when I heard about the news about him", club captain Gabi Fernandez told Spanish radio on Monday. They have appeared in European finals twice since those heady days in 1992, losing in the UEFA Cup final in 1999 and 2004.

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