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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,[5] between French side Marseille and Spanish side Atlético Madrid.[6][7]

2018 UEFA Europa League Final
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Event2017–18 UEFA Europa League
Date16 May 2018 (2018-05-16)
VenueParc Olympique Lyonnais, Décines-Charpieu
Man of the MatchAntoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid)[1]
RefereeBjörn Kuipers (Netherlands)[2]
Attendance55,768[3]
WeatherCloudy night
18 °C (64 °F)
66% humidity[4]
2017
2019

Atlético Madrid won the match 3–0 for their third Europa League title.[8] 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.[9]

TeamsEdit

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).

  Marseille Round   Atlético Madrid
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
Pos Team Pld Pts
1   Red Bull Salzburg 6 12
2   Marseille 6 8
3   Konyaspor 6 6
4   Vitória de Guimarães 6 5
Source: UEFA
Final standings Group C third place
Pos Team Pld Pts
1   Roma 6 11
2   Chelsea 6 11
3   Atlético Madrid 6 7
4   Qarabağ 6 2
Source: UEFA
Europa League
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)

MatchEdit

DetailsEdit

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.[10]


16 May 2018 (2018-05-16)
20:45 CEST
Marseille   0–3   Atlético Madrid Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Décines-Charpieu
Attendance: 55,768[3]
Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marseille[4]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Atlético Madrid[4]
GK 30   Steve Mandanda
RB 17   Bouna Sarr
CB 23   Adil Rami
CB 19   Luiz Gustavo   75'
LB 18   Jordan Amavi   38'
CM 29   André-Frank Zambo Anguissa
CM 8   Morgan Sanson
RW 26   Florian Thauvin
AM 10   Dimitri Payet (c)   32'
LW 5   Lucas Ocampos   55'
CF 28   Valère Germain   74'
Substitutes:
GK 16   Yohann Pelé
DF 2   Hiroki Sakai
DF 6   Rolando
MF 4   Boubacar Kamara
MF 27   Maxime Lopez   32'
FW 11   Konstantinos Mitroglou   74'
FW 14   Clinton N'Jie   78'   55'
Manager:
  Rudi Garcia
 
GK 13   Jan Oblak
RB 16   Šime Vrsaljko   23'   46'
CB 24   José Giménez
CB 2   Diego Godín
LB 19   Lucas Hernández   78'
RM 11   Ángel Correa   88'
CM 14   Gabi (c)
CM 8   Saúl Ñíguez
LM 6   Koke
CF 7   Antoine Griezmann   90'
CF 18   Diego Costa
Substitutes:
GK 25   Axel Werner
DF 3   Filipe Luís
DF 15   Stefan Savić
DF 20   Juanfran   46'
MF 5   Thomas Partey   88'
FW 9   Fernando Torres   90'
FW 21   Kevin Gameiro
Manager:
  Germán Burgos [note 1]

Man of the Match:
Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid)[1]

Assistant referees:[2]
Sander van Roekel (Netherlands)
Erwin Zeinstra (Netherlands)
Fourth official:[2]
Szymon Marciniak (Poland)
Additional assistant referees:[2]
Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
Pol van Boekel (Netherlands)
Reserve assistant referee:[2]
Mario Diks (Netherlands)

Match rules[12]

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Seven named substitutes, of which up to three may be used.

StatisticsEdit

Related pagesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. Atlético Madrid manager Diego Simeone was given a four-match touchline ban following the semi-final first leg. Assistant manager and compatriot Germán Burgos replaced him as manager.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Griezmann named official man of the match". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 16 May 2018. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Björn Kuipers to referee Europa League final". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 7 May 2018. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Full Time Summary Final – Marseille v Atlético Madrid" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 16 May 2018. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Tactical Lineups – Final – Wednesday 16 May 2018" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 16 May 2018. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  5. "Lyon to host 2018 UEFA Europa League final". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 9 December 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  6. "All you need to know: UEFA Europa League final". UEFA.com. 3 May 2018.
  7. "Marseille v Atlético: Meet the Europa League finalists". UEFA.com. 3 May 2018.
  8. "Griezmann inspires Atlético to Europa League glory". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 16 May 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  9. "Evolution of UEFA club competitions from 2018". UEFA.com. 26 August 2016.
  10. "Semi-final and final draws". UEFA.com.
  11. "Diego Simeone handed Europa League final touchline ban". ESPN. 4 May 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  12. "Regulations of the UEFA Europa League 2017/18 Season" (PDF). UEFA.com. 4 April 2017.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 "Team statistics" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 16 May 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2018.