Griezmann leads Atletico Madrid in Europa League Final against Marseilles Tonight

Antoine Griezmann will be the centre of attention when Atletico Madrid take on Marseille in the Europa League final tonight.

The French forward has yet to win a major trophy since joining Los Rojiblancos four years ago, featuring in the team that lost on penalties to Real Madrid in the Champions League final in 2016.

Atletico’s build-up to this match has been overshadowed by constant speculation linking the 27-year-old Frenchman to Barcelona, but he has only one mission tonight – and that is inspiring Diego Simeone’s side to their third Europa League in a match to be played in Lyon, less than an hour’s drive from his hometown Macon.

Atletico, who dropped into this competition following a surprise group-stage exit from the Champions League, will come in as favourites, but Marseille are motivated by the prospect of playing on home soil.

They are also driven by the desire to win a second European trophy, just as the club marks 25 years since beating AC Milan in the 1993 Champions League final.

Marseilles coach Rudi Garcia is confident of having a full squad at his disposal, despite concerns over the fitness of playmaker Dimitri Payet, centre-back Rolando, Bouna Sarr and striker Kostas Mitroglou.

Meanwhile, authorities in Lyon are hoping the match will not be marred by violence as a big rivalry has developed in recent years between Marseilles and Lyon.

Around 11,500 Marseille fans will officially be in attendance in a crowd of close to 60,000 as the club looks to make a return to the big stage.

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