Olympique Marseille V Atlético - As it happened.

Matt Morley by Matt Morley @rfutbol - 0 8,665

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Official lineups for the Europa League final between Marseille and Atletico Madrid. BeSoccer

Olympique Marseille V Atlético - As it happened.

Matt Morley by Matt Morley @rfutbol - 0 8,665

Join us for live text updates of the Europa League final between Marseille and Atletico Madrid from the Stade de Lyon.

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FT: Marseille 0-3 Atletico Madrid. That's that. A brace from Antoine Griezmann and a late goal from Gabi secure the win and the trophy for the Spanish side, who grew into the game following a strong opening 20 minutes from Marseille. The loss of Dimitri Payet to injury seriously hampered the French side, who were found wanting against Atleti's resolute defence.
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2 minutes added on.
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Fernando Torres is on in place of Antoine Griezmann.
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GOAL! ATLETICO MADRID! GABI! 3-0! The perfect counter-attack! Griezmann feeds Costa in the left-hand channel and he finds Saul on the edge of the box. A first-time pass finds Gabi unmarked on the right-hand side of the box and he takes a touch before firing across Mandanda and into the far corner.
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Thomas is on in place of Angel Correa.
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Wow, this is terrible from Clinton N'Jie. He tries to stab an effort goalwards with the outside of his foot after being fed on the edge of the box, but he gets it all wrong and the ball sails out for a throw in.
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Costa fires an effort into the back of a defender from the edge of the box after Atleti win the ball back high up the pitch, with Griezmann screaming for the pass to his right.
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Amavi catches an effort well from 20 yards but it is straight at Oblak, who gathers without any real problem.
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OFF THE POST! Curse of the commentator! Kostas Mitroglou rises to meet a cross from the right and his header has the beating of Oblak, but it crashes back off the inside of the post and back into play.
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Marseille are struggling to get possession let along mount a fightback. Brilliant game management from Atleti so far.
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N'Jie and Lucas are booked after a little bit of off-the-ball niggle.
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Gustavo is eventually booked as he blocks his man off down the right, catching him in the face with his forearm in the process.
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Valere Germain's night is over as he is withdrawn for Kostas Mitroglou.
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Saul meets Griezmann's set-piece but his header is deflected behind off the hand of Gustavo. There are a few half-hearted penalty appeals but that would have been very harsh.
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Gustavo is a very lucky man to avoid yellow as he wraps Griezmann on the ankle in the left-hand channel.
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The corner is cleared but Marseille keep up the pressure, culminating with Sanson missing the target by some distance from just inside the box as he looked to shape one into the far corner.
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A rare Marseille attack ends with a breakdown in communication between Juanfran and Oblak and Atleti concede a cheap corner.
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Marseille look bereft of belief now and it is extremely rare that Atleti concede twice in a game.
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Thauvin catches Lucas on the top of the foot as he looks to charge down a clearance.
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Clinton N'Jie replaces Lucas Ocampos for Marseille as they look to turn the tide.
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Godin flicks a header narrowly wide at the near post from a Griezmann corner.
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Griezmann cuts in from the left but his effort is deflected behind for a corner off Gustavo. It's one-way traffic now.
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GOAL! ATLETICO MADRID! GRIEZMANN! 2-0! The lad has ice in his veins. Atleti win the ball back from a Marseille throw and they make it look so easy. Koke is fed 25 yards out and he waits for Costa to drag the centre-half out of position before slipping in Griezmann to his right and the Frenchman duly gathers the pass before dinking the ball over Steve Mandanda and into the far corner to double the lead.
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Correa shows a lovely piece of skill to spin away from Rami but he hesitates when he should perhaps pull the trigger and Sarr halts his march to goal.
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Atletico get us back underway here and the Spanish side have made a change, Juanfran replacing Sime Vrsaljko at right-back.
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HT: Marseille 0-1 Atletico Madrid. Antoine Griezmann's goal following Andre-Franck Zambo Anguissa's mistake is the difference between the two sides at the break. Marseille started well, but faded after surrendering the goal against the run of play and losing captain and talisman Dimitri Payet to injury.
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1 minute added on.
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Sarr makes a vital interception to prevent Griezmann from sliding Costa in one-on-one.
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Ocampos twists and turns before crossing low but his ball in is hacked away.
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More sloppiness at the back from Marseille as Luiz Gustavo is almost mugged by Correa, he gets away with it this time though.
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Godin meets Koke's set-piece unmarked but he can't manage to guide a header on goal.
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Amavi is booked for catching Vrsaljko as he crossed from the right.
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The flag goes up against Godin as he looks to attack a free-kick.
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Lopez is on in place of Payet, who leaves the pitch in tears.
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This doesn't look good, the man who spent all weeks as a doubt for the game is down and calling for treatment. Dimitri Payet's final is over.
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That goal has calmed Atletico down and they're now looking much more organised.
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Correa meets Koke's free-kick on the run at the near post, but he can't get any power behind his effort and Mandanda easily claims it.
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Sanson heads onto the roof of the net but Oblak always had it covered.
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Vrsaljko is booked for tripping Ocampos after being left for dead by the playmaker.
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GOAL! ATLETICO MADRID! GRIEZMANN! 1-0! Oh dear! Anguissa's touch when facing his own goal is horrendous and Griezmann seizes on the loose ball to race clear and coolly slot beyond Mandanda to open the scoring. Marseille have shot themselves in the foot completely.
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61% of the possession so far for Marseille.
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Oblak easily gathers a limp attempted volley from Payet. The former West Ham man is showing no sign of that thigh complaint so far here.
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A promising-looking Atletico counter is nipped in the bud by Marseille.
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Koke tries a spectacular scissor kick on the volley from the edge of the box but it drops well wide.
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Zambo Anguissa makes up for giving the set-piece away by rising to head it clear.
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Correa is felled out on the right wing and Atletico have a chance to swing a ball in now.
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Sarr drags a low effort wide of the far post from 25 yards after some wonderful footwork in the box from Lucas Ocampos.
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Costa is given a talking to by Bjorn Kuijpers after he clatters Rami in an aerial challenge.
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An excellent start from Marseille this, they look confident and a real danger when they turn over possession.
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Saul heads the ball clear but Marseille put it back in the mixer, with Adil Rami volleying wide from just inside the box.
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Koke trips Sarr down the right and Payet will swing this one in.
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WHAT A CHANCE! Payet feeds Thauvin out on the right and he returns the favour, with the Marseille skipper slipping Valere Germain in behind with a wonderful slide-rule through ball but he blazes over from 12 yards with only Oblak to beat.
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Vrsaljko launches a long throw in from the right but Marseille clear.
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Marseille get us underway here amid a thick cloud of smoke from the flares set off by their fans.
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The players are out on the pitch and we'll be underway shortly!
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The thoughts of Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone: "Experience is a little thing that can help but it's not going to have too much influence. We'll be excited, up for it, but also tense. We need to take the game where we want it and do damage where we can. They've had a great season, at home and on the continent. We're two similar sides. They've maybe not been together as long as we have but they're just as enthusiastic and work hard. It'll be a great final."
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The thoughts of Marseille boss Rudi Garcia: "We have a pretty small chance of winning but we are going to give it our all. Playing Atletico is a big event for us. This is a club who have played two Champions League finals in the past four years, a club that won the Europa League not long ago. But a final at home in France is a fantastic opportunity. No French side have ever won this trophy; it would be fantastic if we could be the first."
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Fernando Torres could play his final game for Atletico Madrid today and he's been talking about his love for the club with 'BT Sport': “When you grow up in Madrid, there is an easy choice of becoming an Real Madrid supporter, and then you have the difficult way, which is to support Atletico Madrid. My dream was to be able to come from the stand to the pitch to score one goal. So in front of me is the dream final: a chance to win a trophy with my club. This might be the last chance I have.”
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Warm-ups are well underway here as we close in on kick-off!
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Atletico started the season in the Champions League but dropped down after picking up just one win in their six Group games. FC Copenhagen and Lokomotiv Moscow were swept aside by the Spanish outfit in the last 32 and round of 16, before Sporting Lisbon ran them close in the quarters. That set up a clash with Arsenal, with Atleti claiming a precious 1-1 draw at the Emirates, despite playing the bulk of the game with 10 men, before a solitary Diego Costa goal in Madrid secured them a final berth.
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Marseille's campaign started in the third qualifying round against KV Oostende, before a play-off victory over NZ Domzale. Red Bull Salzburg, Konyaspor and Vitoria SC followed in the Group Stage, with the French side going through in second place. In the knockout stages Marseille have seen off Braga, Athletic Bilbao, RB Leipzig and Red Bull Salzburg to set up tonight's clash.
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Marseille have won just one of their nine games away from home in this season's Europa League.
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In 12 European games against French teams, Atletico Madrid have lost just one (W6, D5, L1).
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Fans starting to filter in here:
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Another very strong side on paper from the French side with Florian Thauvin, Lucas Ocampos and Dimitri Payet sure to prove a dangerous trio in behind Valere Germain up front.
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Marseille: Mandanda; Sarr, Rami, Luiz Gustavo, Amavi; Anguissa, Sanson; Thauvin, Payet, Ocampos; Germain. Subs: N'Jie, Mitroglou, Lopez, Rolando, Kamara, Sakai, Pele.
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No surprises from Atletico then as Sime Vrsaljko returns from suspension to start at right-back, whilst Antoine Griezmann and Diego Costa are paired together up front. Could this be Griezmann's last final in an Atletico Madrid shirt?
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Atletico: Oblak; Vrsaljko, Gimenez, Godin, Lucas; Correa, Saul, Correa, Gabi, Koke; Griezmann, Costa. Subs: Werner, Filipe Luis, Savic, Juanfran, Thomas, Torres, Gameiro.
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The atmosphere is slowly building here in Lyon:
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A sneak peek inside the Atleti dressing room:
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Atletico go into this one as heavy favourites, having won the competition in both 2010 and 2012 ad twice been defeated in the Champions League final since.
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Marseille are looking to become the first French side to win either the UEFA Cup or the Europa League tonight and they have pedigree in European competition, having won the first iteration of the Champions League back in 1993.
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Hello and welcome! The first European final of the season is upon is and it promises to be an enthralling encounter!
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