Chelsea midfielder Boga backing Marseille to win Europa League

Marseille's French midfielder Florian Thauvin is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a goal during their French L1 match against Guingamp

Marseille's French midfielder Florian Thauvin is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a goal during their French L1 match against Guingamp

With the suspended Simeone again absent from the touchline in Madrid, Diego Costa netted the decisive victor in first-half stoppage time to book the Spanish club's ticket to Lyon. And there was to be no fightback from Lokomotiv in Russian Federation, as the Liga side romped ruthlessly to a 5-1 away win - a match that featured what could prove to be Fernando Torres' last two European goals for the club.

"We're two similar sides". Right-back Bouna Sarr has an issue with his shoulder but could be fit, with Hiroki Sakai likely to take his place if not. Although, it is Payet's teammate Florian Thauvin who has managed to better the overall contribution with 26 goals and 17 assists. His loss would be a huge blow for Marseille.

Marseille booked their ticket to the final with a 3-2 aggregate victory against Austrian champions Salzburg.

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West Ham won't be due a charge from Marseille for Dimitri Payet reaching or doubtlessly profitable the Europa League closing due to an absence of clause in his contract.

Godin anchors Atletico's watertight backline and embodies like no other player the work ethic and team-first convictions drilled into his players by Simeone. Atleti then held the Gunners, who are the tournament's top scorers with 30 goals, scoreless in the return leg in the Spanish capital.

There has been plenty of focus on Griezmann, with many speculating that it could be his final match for Los Colchoneros before he moves to La Liga title rivals Barcelona.

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Marseille have won only four of their 15 UEFA competition matches against Spanish opposition, losing eight. Centre back Jose Gimenez and midfielder Vitolo are both minor doubts, however.

Atletico have already assured themselves of a place in next season's Champions League by finishing in the top four in La Liga, but Marseille, now in the Europa League spot in Ligue 1 with one game remaining, would guarantee their passage by winning the final. While I think the Spanish side will eventually overcome Marseille, it might be tighter than people think, so I can't get excited about that price.

But he has full faith in assistant coach German Burgos, and considers his Argentine countryman nearly like a kindred spirit. He won the Europa League in 2012, LaLiga in 2014 and has also overseen two Champions League final appearances. They are used to playing in big European matches.

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