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2018 UEFA Europa League Final
2018 UEFA Europa League Final logo
Event2017–18 UEFA Europa League
Date16 May 2018
VenueParc Olympique Lyonnais, Décines-Charpieu
Man of the MatchAntoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid)
RefereeBjörn Kuipers (Netherlands)
Attendance55,768
WeatherCloudy night
18 °C (64 °F)
66% humidity
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The 2018 UEFA Europa League Final was the final match of the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League, the 47th season of Europe's secondary club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 9th season since it was renamed from the UEFA Cup to the UEFA Europa League. It was played at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Décines-Charpieu, Lyon, France on 16 May 2018, between French side Marseille and Spanish side Atlético Madrid.

Atlético Madrid won the match 3–0 for their third Europa League title. As winners, Atlético Madrid will play against the winners of the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League in the 2018 UEFA Super Cup. They will also qualify to enter the group stage of the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League.

Teams

In the following table, finals until 2009 were in the UEFA Cup era, since 2010 were in the UEFA Europa League era.

Team Previous finals appearances (bold indicates winners)
Flag of France Marseille 2 (1999, 2004)
Flag of Spain Atlético Madrid 2 (2010, 2012)

Venue

The Parc Olympique Lyonnais was announced as the final venue on 9 December 2016, following the decision of the UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Nyon, Switzerland.

Background

Marseille reached their third final after a 3–2 aggregate win against Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg, clinched after extra time. They lost the final in both previous occasions (1999 and 2004). This was also their fifth final in all seasonal UEFA competitions, having also played in two European Cup/Champions League finals (winning in 1993; and losing in 1991).

Atlético Madrid also reached their third final after a 2–1 aggregate win against English side Arsenal. They won the final in both previous occasions (2010 and 2012). This was also their ninth final in UEFA seasonal competitions, having played in three European Cup/Champions League finals (losing in 1974, 2014 and 2016) and three Cup Winners' Cup final (winning in 1962; and losing in 1963 and 1986).

The two teams had played each other twice in the Champions League. Atlético Madrid won the first match, while the second was drawn in the 2008–09 UEFA Champions League group stage.

Road to the final

Note: In all results below, the score of the finalist is given first (H: home; A: away).

Flag of France Marseille Round Flag of Spain Atlético Madrid
Europa League Champions League
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Qualifying phase Bye
Belgium Oostende 4–2 4–2 (H) 0–0 (A) Third qualifying round
Flag of Slovenia Domžale 4–1 1–1 (A) 3–0 (H) Play-off round
Opponent Result Group stage (EL, CL) Opponent Result
Flag of Turkey Konyaspor 1–0 (H) Matchday 1 Flag of Italy Roma 0–0 (A)
Flag of Austria Red Bull Salzburg 0–1 (A) Matchday 2 England Chelsea 1–2 (H)
Flag of Portugal Vitória de Guimarães 2–1 (H) Matchday 3 Flag of Azerbaijan Qarabağ 0–0 (A)
Flag of Portugal Vitória de Guimarães 0–1 (A) Matchday 4 Flag of Azerbaijan Qarabağ 1–1 (H)
Flag of Turkey Konyaspor 1–1 (A) Matchday 5 Flag of Italy Roma 2–0 (H)
Flag of Austria Red Bull Salzburg 0–0 (H) Matchday 6 England Chelsea 1–1 (A)
Group I runners-up
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
Flag of Austria Red Bull Salzburg 6 3 3 0 7 1 +6 12 Advance to knockout phase
Flag of France Marseille 6 2 2 2 4 4 0 8
Flag of Turkey Konyaspor 6 1 3 2 4 6 −2 6
Flag of Portugal Vitória de Guimarães 6 1 2 3 5 9 −4 5
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Final standings Group C third place
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
Flag of Italy Roma 6 3 2 1 9 6 +3 11 Advance to knockout phase
England Chelsea 6 3 2 1 16 8 +8 11
Flag of Spain Atlético Madrid 6 1 4 1 5 4 +1 7 Transfer to Europa League
Flag of Azerbaijan Qarabağ 6 0 2 4 2 14 −12 2
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Europa League
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Knockout phase Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Flag of Portugal Braga 3–1 3–0 (H) 0–1 (A) Round of 32 Flag of Denmark Copenhagen 5–1 4–1 (A) 1–0 (H)
Flag of Spain Athletic Bilbao 5–2 3–1 (H) 2–1 (A) Round of 16 Flag of Russia Good One Lokomotiv Moscow 8–1 3–0 (H) 5–1 (A)
Germany RB Leipzig 5–3 0–1 (A) 5–2 (H) Quarter-finals Flag of Portugal Sporting CP 2–1 2–0 (H) 0–1 (A)
Flag of Austria Red Bull Salzburg 3–2 2–0 (H) 1–2 (a.e.t.) (A) Semi-finals England Arsenal 2–1 1–1 (A) 1–0 (H)

Pre-match

Ambassador

The ambassador for the final was former French international Éric Abidal, who played three seasons at Lyon and later won two UEFA Champions League titles with Barcelona.

Ticketing

With a stadium capacity of 57,000 for the final, a total amount of 23,000 tickets were available to fans and the general public, with the two finalist teams receiving tickets (number to be confirmed) each and with the other tickets being available for sale to fans worldwide via UEFA.com from 15 to 22 March 2018 in four price categories: €150, €100, €70, and €45. The remaining tickets were allocated to the local organising committee, UEFA and national associations, commercial partners and broadcasters, and to serve the corporate hospitality programme.

Opening ceremony

French DJ duo Ofenbach performed at the opening ceremony preceding the final.

Match

Officials

On 7 May 2018, UEFA announced that Dutchman Björn Kuipers would officiate the final. It was the second time he was appointed for a UEFA Europa League final, as he had already been the referee in the 2013 final. He was also the referee for the 2014 UEFA Champions League Final, which Atlético lost to Real Madrid in extra time. He was joined by his fellow countrymen, with Sander van Roekel and Erwin Zeinstra as assistant referees, Danny Makkelie and Pol van Boekel as additional assistant referees, and Mario Diks as reserve assistant referee. The fourth official for the final was Szymon Marciniak from Poland.

Details

The "home" team (for administrative purposes) was determined by an additional draw held after the semi-final draw, which was held on 13 April 2018, 12:00 CEST, at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

16 May 2018 (2018-05-16)
20:45 CEST
Marseille Flag of France 0–3 Flag of Spain Atlético Madrid Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Décines-Charpieu
Attendance: 55,768
Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
Report Griezmann Soccerball 21'49'
Gabi Soccerball 89'
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Atlético Madrid
GK 30Flag of France Steve Mandanda
RB 17Flag of France Bouna Sarr
CB 23Flag of France Adil Rami
CB 19Brazil Luiz Gustavo Yellow card 75'
LB 18Flag of France Jordan Amavi Yellow card 38'
CM 29Flag of Cameroon André-Frank Zambo Anguissa
CM 8 Flag of France Morgan Sanson
RW 26Flag of France Florian Thauvin
AM 10Flag of France Dimitri Payet (c) Sub off 32'
LW 5 Flag of Argentina Lucas Ocampos Sub off 55'
CF 28Flag of France Valère Germain Sub off 74'
Substitutes:
GK 16Flag of France Yohann Pelé
DF 2 Flag of Japan Hiroki Sakai
DF 6 Flag of Portugal Rolando
MF 4 Flag of France Boubacar Kamara
MF 27Flag of France Maxime Lopez Sub on 32'
FW 11Flag of Greece.svg Konstantinos Mitroglou Sub on 74'
FW 14Flag of Cameroon Clinton N'Jie Yellow card 78' Sub on 55'
Manager:
Flag of France Rudi Garcia
Marseille vs Atlético Madrid 2018-05-16
GK 13Flag of Slovenia Jan Oblak
RB 16Croatia Šime Vrsaljko Yellow card 23' Sub off 46'
CB 24Flag of Uruguay José Giménez
CB 2 Flag of Uruguay Diego Godín
LB 19Flag of France Lucas Hernández Yellow card 78'
RM 11Flag of Argentina Ángel Correa Sub off 88'
CM 14Flag of Spain Gabi (c)
CM 8 Flag of Spain Saúl Ñíguez
LM 6 Flag of Spain Koke
CF 7 Flag of France Antoine Griezmann Sub off 90'
CF 18Flag of Spain Diego Costa
Substitutes:
GK 25Flag of Argentina Axel Werner
DF 3 Brazil Filipe Luís
DF 15Flag of Montenegro Stefan Savić
DF 20Flag of Spain Juanfran Sub on 46'
MF 5 Flag of Ghana Thomas Partey Sub on 88'
FW 9 Flag of Spain Fernando Torres Sub on 90'
FW 21Flag of France Kevin Gameiro
Manager:
Flag of Argentina Germán Burgos

Man of the Match:
Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid)

Assistant referees:
Sander van Roekel (Netherlands)
Erwin Zeinstra (Netherlands)
Fourth official:
Szymon Marciniak (Poland)
Additional assistant referees:
Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
Pol van Boekel (Netherlands)
Reserve assistant referee:
Mario Diks (Netherlands)

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Seven named substitutes, of which up to three may be used.

Statistics

First half
Statistic Marseille Atlético Madrid
Goals scored 0 1
Total shots 6 4
Shots on target 1 1
Saves 0 1
Ball possession 61% 39%
Corner kicks 0 0
Fouls committed 8 7
Offsides 0 1
Yellow cards 1 1
Red cards 0 0

Second half
Statistic Marseille Atlético Madrid
Goals scored 0 2
Total shots 6 8
Shots on target 1 3
Saves 1 1
Ball possession 50% 50%
Corner kicks 1 6
Fouls committed 10 2
Offsides 0 2
Yellow cards 2 1
Red cards 0 0

Overall
Statistic Marseille Atlético Madrid
Goals scored 0 3
Total shots 12 12
Shots on target 2 4
Saves 1 2
Ball possession 56% 44%
Corner kicks 1 6
Fouls committed 18 9
Offsides 0 3
Yellow cards 3 2
Red cards 0 0

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