Atletico have not beaten a French club in France since September 1961, when they won 3-2 at Sedan in the first round of their triumphant European Cup Winners’ Cup campaign.
Marseille skipper Dimitri Payet has recorded seven assists in this season’s UEFA Europa League, the most in the competition.
Marseille have been involved in four previous s major UEFA competition finals, while Atletico o Madrid will be competing in their ninth – andd fifth in the past nine seasons.
Four players have scored twice in the fixture – Diego Forlan (Atletico) in 2010, Radamel Falcao cao (Atletico) in 2012, Carlos Bacca (Sevilla) in 2015 015 and Coke (Sevilla) in 2016; there has yet to bee a hat-trick.
This is the ninth Europa League final. The previous eight have yielded 21 goals at an average of 2.625 per game. The biggest winning margin was Atlético’s 3-0 win against Athletic Club in 2012.