2017-18 Europa League Final - Marseille vs Atletico Madrid Preview

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PREDICTION The first of two upcoming European club finals takes place this evening as Atletico Madrid take on Marseille for the right to be called Europa League winners for 2018. We are similar teams so I think it will be a tense and high-pressured game.

"We know each other a whole life, and we understand football the same way".

So while Simeone highlighted multiple attacking threats in this Marseille team, he clearly views Payet as the most unsafe.

Since the start of the 2013-14 campaign, Spanish clubs have won seven of the possible eight Champions League and Europa League trophies combined, with Manchester United's win in this competition last season being the only exception. The 100-player battle royale video game, enjoyed by kids to video game veterans, features various dances that you can do to taunt your opponent.

"It's a great performance to have reached the final", Zidane said.

Godin has served as the essence of the foundation upon which Diego Simeone has built Atletico into a formidable force in Spain and Europe over the years. Nothing we've seen has dented our confidence that this is still the case as Diego Simeone's side make the trip to Lyon for the final.

But he has full faith in assistant coach German Burgos, and considers his Argentine countryman nearly like a kindred spirit. Olympique Marseille edged past Red Bull Salzburg in the semi-final and are on the lookout for a historic victory over the Spanish giants.

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Rudi Garcia's team had two-thirds of the possession in the first 45 minutes, but Atletico scored their only real chance. We've proven that we could overcome some steep challenges.

Atletico's next challenge will be trying to stop a bigger club signing Griezmann, amid ongoing interest from Barcelona.

Payet hailed the Marseille supporters for helping carry the team so far.

"As is the case with any defense which plays so close together, we're going to have to move the ball around very quickly in tight spaces".

Cerezo's confident prediction on Griezmann also appears to have been backed up after the France star admitted he owes Simeone a huge debt. Of course we feel the 12th man.

"All the forwards have won something with this club over the past few seasons and he wants to leave his mark here too", he said. Both Griezmann's goals were superbly finished after naive mistakes from the French side, while Gabi's late clincher came just after substitute Clinton Njie had butchered his side's last chance to make a game of it.