Atletico, who made their fifth appearance in the final of European tournaments in the past nine years, was crowned in the Europa League in 2010 and 2012, while Marseille anticipated for another European title after winning the Champions League back in 1993. I tip my hat off to Marseille, they have a lot to be proud of.
"This is a reward for me after I left home aged 14, for all the work I have put in, the suffering", said Griezmann, who has spent his whole career in Spain but had only previously won one Spanish Super Cup.
"I was determined to take the opportunity to win one tonight".
'He gave me all he had.
The BT Sport app will be carrying a free Marseille v Atletico Madrid live stream from this time onwards, with both platforms showing the game on the revolutionary enhanced video player. "We've known each other for almost all our lives, we have the same vision of football so whatever I'm thinking, he is thinking the same".
Payet had been a minor doubt for the final, but Garcia chose to start his skipper, despite admitting the French playmaker was anxious about playing.
It looked like they might just catch the Spanish side off guard and they nearly did but Payet's defence-splitting through ball couldn't be finished off by Valere Germain.
"They were very attacking, worked well, but we were also doing our thing", he said.
"I hope it is not his last final because we need him and he knows that we want him to stay".
"We have been speaking about him all year".
"He was anxious about playing and whether he'd be able to kick the ball hard". But the prospect of him travelling to Russian Federation while not fully fit is not an enticing one for Deschamps. They soak it up and wait for you to make a mistake, and when you do, it is usually Griezmann who is there to pounce.
The match started at a frenetic pace, Marseille supporters in full voice throughout the opening 20 minutes, with Valere Germain blazing a good sixth-minute effort over the bar before Bouna Sarr lashed a low line drive just wide of the far post.
"We let our chance go in the first half".