Atletico have already secured their space in next season's Champions League by finishing 2nd in La Liga but Atletico will be looking to win their first trophy in 4 years, the last being the La Liga title. Marseille, who have lost three other European finals, have come all the way from the qualifying rounds in this season's Europa League, starting out last July.
There are no injury worries for both sides as Filipe Luis recovered to join his Atletico Madrid teammates in his France while Payet and Roland have been passed fit to play for Atletico tonight.
Atletico Madrid are bidding to win their third Europa League in nine years.
Marseille will attempt to win their first major European trophy in 25 years on Wednesday, a success they hope will help wipe clean the stain of their contentious 1993 triumph that has haunted them ever since.
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone says he has confidence in his assistant German Burgos to do a good job in his absence from the touchline in Wednesday's UEFA Europa League final against Marseille in Lyon. We're feeling lots of emotions, but also humility. "We mustn't take our eyes off him for a second", said Payet, who could feature alongside Atletico's star French forward at this summer's World Cup.
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As a further precaution, there will be no meeting point for fans outside the stadium and the two teams will be allocated separate auto parks.
Atletico Madrid are no stranger to a European final, having won the competition in 2010 and 2012, while also losing in two Champions League finals since. This final is also a Kovac's last game as coach of the Eagles as he will be heading to Munich to be Heynckes' successor next season. "So we have a great example to go on and become the first ones to win the Europa League".
Atletico coach Diego Simeone identified the France global as the brains behind Marseille's attack and the man his side will need to stop as they target a first trophy since 2014.
"Olympique de Marseille have been magnificent in the Europa League".
"They are very solid and have the best defensive record in Spain but they are risky in attack too", he said.