2018 UEFA Europa League Final
The 2018 UEFA Europa League Final was the last game of the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League, the 47th season of Europe's secondary club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 9th season since it was renamed from the UEFA Cup to the UEFA Europa League. It was played at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Décines-Charpieu, Lyon, France on 16 May 2018, between French side Marseille and Spanish side Atlético Madrid.
|Event||2017–18 UEFA Europa League|
|Date||16 May 2018|
|Venue||Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Décines-Charpieu|
|Man of the Match||Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid)|
|Referee||Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)|
18 °C (64 °F)
Atlético Madrid won the match 3–0 for their third Europa League title. As winners, Atlético Madrid will play against the winners of the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League, Real Madrid, in the 2018 UEFA Super Cup. They will also qualify to enter the group stage of the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League.
In the following table, finals until 2009 were in the UEFA Cup era, since 2010 were in the UEFA Europa League era.
|Team||Previous finals appearances (bold indicates winners)|
|Marseille||2 (1999, 2004)|
|Atlético Madrid||2 (2010, 2012)|
Road to the finalEdit
Note: In all results below, the score of the finalist is given first (H: home; A: away).
|Europa League||Champions League|
|Opponent||Agg.||1st leg||2nd leg||Qualifying phase||Bye|
|Oostende||4–2||4–2 (H)||0–0 (A)||Third qualifying round|
|Domžale||4–1||1–1 (A)||3–0 (H)||Play-off round|
|Opponent||Result||Group stage (EL, CL)||Opponent||Result|
|Konyaspor||1–0 (H)||Matchday 1||Roma||0–0 (A)|
|Red Bull Salzburg||0–1 (A)||Matchday 2||Chelsea||1–2 (H)|
|Vitória de Guimarães||2–1 (H)||Matchday 3||Qarabağ||0–0 (A)|
|Vitória de Guimarães||0–1 (A)||Matchday 4||Qarabağ||1–1 (H)|
|Konyaspor||1–1 (A)||Matchday 5||Roma||2–0 (H)|
|Red Bull Salzburg||0–0 (H)||Matchday 6||Chelsea||1–1 (A)|
|Group I runners-up
||Final standings||Group C third place
|Opponent||Agg.||1st leg||2nd leg||Knockout phase||Opponent||Agg.||1st leg||2nd leg|
|Braga||3–1||3–0 (H)||0–1 (A)||Round of 32||Copenhagen||5–1||4–1 (A)||1–0 (H)|
|Athletic Bilbao||5–2||3–1 (H)||2–1 (A)||Round of 16||Lokomotiv Moscow||8–1||3–0 (H)||5–1 (A)|
|RB Leipzig||5–3||0–1 (A)||5–2 (H)||Quarter-finals||Sporting CP||2–1||2–0 (H)||0–1 (A)|
|Red Bull Salzburg||3–2||2–0 (H)||1–2 (aet) (A)||Semi-finals||Arsenal||2–1||1–1 (A)||1–0 (H)|
The "home" team (for administrative purposes) was determined by an additional draw held after the semi-final draw, which was held on 13 April 2018, 12:00 CEST, at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.
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