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Atletico have won the trophy twice in the last eight years, beating Fulham 2-1 in 2010 and hammering Athletic Bilbao 3-0 in 2012. The latter triumph marked manager Diego Simeone’s first trophy in charge of the club, and he has since won the Copa del Rey and La Liga, as well as guiding Los Rojiblancos to a pair of UEFA Champions League finals.
Atlético Madrid striker, Antoine Griezmann, said on Tuesday during an interview with UEFA.com that it’s a “a joy to work with” Diego Simeone and says winning the Europa League is very important for him. Fernando Torres claims that the knowledge of competing with Atletico Madrid in the Europa League final has minimised the feelings of “knowing that my career is over”.
A spot in next season’s Champions League awaits the victors, but both sides are chasing more than that enticing carrot.Marseille have ‘home’ advantage – even if Lyon is some 200 miles north of the State Velodrome – as they seek to become the first French side to win the Europa League.Meanwhile, favourites Atletico are seeking to banish memories of two recent Champions League final defeats under Diego Simeone – all without their inspirational manger on the sidelines,