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Marseille had been worried about the fitness of Dimitri Payet. But their captain (and erstwhile West Ham schemer) shrugs off a thigh complaint to make the starting XI. Bouna Sarr also makes the team, despite recently dislocating his shoulder.
Atletico had been hoping to recall Vitolo. But the winger’s hamstring problem sees him miss out on the big match. Diego Costa, once of Chelsea, leads their attack … though what price another former Blue, Fernando Torres, coming on to score the winner? Torres scored in Chelsea’s 2013 final victory over Benfica, but he’s never won a major prize with his boyhood club. A fairytale in the making, right there.
Marseille: Mandanda, Sarr, Rami, Gustavo, Amavi, Zambo, Sanson, Thauvin, Payet, Ocampos, Germain.
Subs: Pele, Sakai, Kamara, Rolando, Mitroglou, N’Jie, Lopez.
Atletico Madrid: Oblak, Vrsaljko, Gimenez, Godin, Lucas, Correa, Gabi, Saul, Koke, Griezmann, Costa.
Subs: Werner, Filipe Luis, Thomas, Torres, Savic, Juanfran, Gameiro.
Written by Scott Murray
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/live/2018/may/16/marseille-v-atletico-madrid-europa-league-final-live under the title “Marseille v Atlético Madrid: Europa League final – live!”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.