Marseille will be underdogs against La Liga giants Atletico Madrid when the two meet in the final of the 2017/18 UEFA Europa League in Lyon on Wednesday. As teams from England, Spain, France, and Austria try to ensure their place in the final two.Europa League Final 2018: How to live stream online?
The 2017-18 Europa League comes to a conclusion next month, Europa League Final 2018, with some of the continent’s biggest teams vying for continental glory – and a place in next season’s Champions League. Atletico dispatched Arsenal en route to the final and have a balanced squad with brawn in defense and flair in attacking areas. Centre-back Diego Godin is one of the best defenders on the continent, while Antoine Griezmann and Diego Costa ensure Los Rojiblancos boast enough cutting edge to score against any opposition.UEFA Europa League 2018.
Yet for all of Atleti’s obvious talent, Marseille are far from lacking in quality. The club has been revived on the watch of progressive manager Rudi Garcia, who has shaped a fluid forward line featuring the mercurial Dimitri Payet. Qualifying rounds kicked off last June and 190 teams will be distilled to just two as they face off for the right to get their hands on the famous Coupe UEFA, Europa League Final 2018.
It is not quite the final curtain call of the European club season, but it serves as an appropriate warm-up act for the Champions League final, which takes place shortly after. Ample supply comes from gifted attacking midfielder Florian Thauvin, who has revived his career after a disappointing spell in England’s Premier League with Newcastle United.
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When and where is the Europa League final in 2018?
The 2018 Europa League final will be played at Parc Olympique Lyonnais(alternatively known as Parc OL, Stade de Lyon, or Groupama Stadium) in Decines-Charpieu, Lyon, France.
The game is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 16 and is set to kick off at 19:45 BST (14:45 ET).
Parc Olympique Lyonnais is home to Ligue 1 side Lyon and is a new structure, playing host to its first game in January 2016.
It has a capacity of 59,186 – net capacity of 57,000 for the final – and is considered a Category 4 stadium by UEFA, meaning that it is a prime venue for events.
Indeed, Parc OL hosted six games at Euro 2016 and is also set to be used at the 2019 Women’s World Cup as the venue for the semi-finals and the final.
What teams are in the Europa League final?
Semi-final ties have not yet concluded, so we do not know which teams will contest the Champions League final. However, come May 3, the two finalists will be confirmed. The four teams left in the Champions League are Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Marseille and Red Bull Salzburg.
|Team||Agg.||Team||Leg 1||Leg 2|
|Marseille||–||Red Bull Salzburg||2-0||May 3|
|Arsenal||–||Atletico Madrid||1-1||May 3|
In the United Kingdom (UK) the Champions League final is set to be shown live on Crixnow TV on one of BT Sport’s dedicated channels, with the specific channel to be confirmed.