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Marseille v Atlético: Meet the Europa League finalists

What's their pedigree, how did they get here and have they met before? A closer look.

Marseille will take on Atlético in the UEFA Europa League final
Marseille will take on Atlético in the UEFA Europa League final ©Getty Images

Final: Marseille v Atlético Madrid (Lyon, 16 May)


Marseille (FRA)

UEFA club ranking: 46
Previous UCUP/UEL finals: 1999, lost 3-0 v Parma; 2004, lost 2-0 v Valencia

Marseille's quarter-final comeback

This season
P18 W9 D4 L5 F21 A15
Entry: third qualifying round
Current league position: 4th
Possible first-choice XI: Pelé; Sakai, Rolando, Luiz Gustavo, Amavi; Sanson, Anguissa, Ocampos, Thauvin, Payet; Mitroglou

Route to the final
Third qualifying round: 4-2 agg v Oostende (BEL)
Play-off: 4-1 agg v Domžale (SVN)
Group I runners-up
Round of 32: 3-1 agg v Braga (POR)
Round of 16: 5-2 agg v Athletic Club (ESP)
Quarter-finals: 5-3 agg v Leipzig (GER)
Semi-finals: 3-2 agg (aet) v Salzburg (AUT)

Atlético Madrid (ESP)

UEFA club ranking: 2
Previous UCUP/UEL finals:
2010: won 2-1 aet v Fulham
2012: won 3-0 v Athletic Club

Atlético's 2010 Europa League glory

This season
P8 W6 D1 L1 F17 A4
Entry: round of 32
Current league position: 2nd
Possible first-choice XI: Oblak; Vrsaljko, Savić, Godín, Lucas; Correa, Saúl, Gabi, Koke; Griezmann, Diego Costa

Route to the final

Transferred from UCL group stage
Round of 32: 5-1 agg v København (DEN)
Round of 16: 8-1 agg v Lokomotiv Moskva (RUS)
Quarter-finals: 2-1 agg v Sporting CP (POR)
Semi-finals: 2-1 agg v Arsenal (ENG)


Previous meetings
Atlético wins: 1 (2 goals)
Marseille wins: 0 (1 goal)
Draws: 1

2008/09 UEFA Champions League group stage
Atlético 2-1 Marseille (Agüero 4, Raúl García 22; Niang 16)
Marseille 0-0 Atlético

UCL – UEFA Champions League
UEL – UEFA Europa League

UEFA club ranking may be subject to further updates on Friday morning.

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