Marseille and Atletico Madrid will face off in the final of the 2017-18 UEFA Europa league tonight at the Groupama stadium near Lyon in France. Atletico are playing in their third European final in five years under the guidance of Diego Simeone.
The Rojiblancos have conceded just 20 goals in La Liga this season, even less than champions Barcelona. In the same amount of matches in La Liga, Marseille have let in more than double the amount, with 46.
Marseille have brought in the likes of Dimitri Payet and Florian Thauvin, players who have given them an attacking edge and aided them on their course to the final.
Filipe Luis, who had been expected to miss the final, has been named in Atletico’s squad but is unlikely to start with Lucas Hernandez proving an able understudy in his absence.
Payet should be fit to start for Marseille, having missed their weekend game with Guingamp with a muscle complaint. Right-back Bouna Sarr has an issue with his shoulder but could be fit, with Hiroki Sakai likely to take his place if not.
Marseille are aiming to be the first French team to win a major European competition since 1995/96, when PSG beat SK Rapid Wien in the Cup Winner’s Cup.
A victory for Atletico would see them equal Sevilla as the team to have won the Europa League on the most occasions