Torres fulfils childhood dream in Europa League final

       Garcia defends decision to start Payet

01:14 Garcia defends decision to start Payet

"Of course their free kicks and corners are unsafe, but they have many more weapons".

Antoine Griezmann is engulfed by his Atletico Madrid teammates after scoring their first goal. During that span, Florian Thauvin has piled up eight goals and two assists, while Dmitri Payet has been a magical playmaker with two goals and eight assists.

Payet thinks he knows how to. They are used to playing in big European matches. "We need to take the game where we want it and do damage where we can".

Atletico are viewed as the favorites in this game, in part due to their recent big-game experience.

Going into the final, Atletico Madrid have won the competition in 2010 and 2012 and have lost in two Champions League finals since.

This Europa Cup Final will also be a chance for Marseille to become the first French club to win Champions League or Europa League since they won it in 1992-1993.

Marseille will be the home team tonight at the Stade de Lyon. 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.

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Speaking at his pre-match press conference, which was covered by, Simeone said: "I wasn't on the sidelines for the Arsenal game and it's the same tomorrow".

"He has a contract and we want him to stay". We're feeling lots of emotions, but also humility. Both teams are very pragmatic and play a similar style.

Appearing in a European final is nothing new for the Argentine considering his success with Atleti since taking the reins in 2011, although he will experience Wednesday's final in a new way as a result of his touchline ban following his sending off during the semi-final first leg draw at Arsenal. He was formally charged with insulting a match official and improper conduct, per ESPN. However, he said his team would be in safe hands with his loyal assistant coach German "Mono" Burgos.

"When you arrive here at the club", Marseille defender Rolando said, "the first thing you see is (a photo of) Boli's header".

"I feel sad at not being there, but we have known each other for a lifetime and we understand football in the same way", he said.

Griezmann continues to be linked with a switch to Barcelona this summer but, in the build-up to the Lyon showdown, the France forward paid tribute to his manager's "historic" work and claimed: "I'll always be there to help him".

Atletico Madrid: Jan Oblak 6, Sime Vrsaljko 5, Jose Gimenez 7, Diego Godin 7, Lucas Hernandez 7, Angel Correa 7, Gabi 7, Saul Niguez 7, Koke 7, Antoine Griezmann 9, Diego Costa 7.

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