Atletico To Face Marseille In UEL Final

Atletico Madrid will face French giants Olympique in the final of the UEFA Europa League (UEL) in Lyon on May 16 after they saw off Arsenal 2-1 on aggregate in their last four tie.

French international striker Antoine Griezmann scored late in the first leg last Thursday to earn a 1-1 draw at the Emirates Stadium and that proved to be very important with Arsenal nemesis Diego Costa scoring just before the halftime interval to give his side a 1-0 win in their second leg clash at the new Wanda Metropolitano and a place in the final scheduled for the city of Lyon.

Marseille could win the UEL on familiar territory after they booked their place with a 3-2 aggregate win over Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg.

They had won the home leg 2-0 before their Austrian opponents returned the favour in equal measure thus leading to extra time because of a 2-2 aggregate scoreline.

Substitute Rolando then struck in the second half of extra time to take Marseille to the final against a Salzburg that finished the game with 10 men.