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2018 UEFA Europa League Final
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The Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Décines-Charpieu hosted the final
Event 2017–18 UEFA Europa League
Date 16 May 2018 (2018-05-16)
Venue Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Décines-Charpieu
Man of the Match Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid)
Referee Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
Attendance 55,768
Weather Cloudy night
18 °C (64 °F)
66% humidity
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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.

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)
France Marseille 2 (1999, 2004)
Spain Atlético Madrid 2 (2010, 2012)

Road to the final

Note: In all results below, the score of the finalist is given first (H: home; A: away).

France Marseille Round Spain Atlético Madrid
Europa League Champions League
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Qualifying phase Bye
Belgium Oostende 4–2 4–2 (H) 0–0 (A) Third qualifying round
Slovenia Domžale 4–1 1–1 (A) 3–0 (H) Play-off round
Opponent Result Group stage (EL, CL) Opponent Result
Turkey Konyaspor 1–0 (H) Matchday 1 Italy Roma 0–0 (A)
Austria Red Bull Salzburg 0–1 (A) Matchday 2 England Chelsea 1–2 (H)
Portugal Vitória de Guimarães 2–1 (H) Matchday 3 Azerbaijan Qarabağ 0–0 (A)
Portugal Vitória de Guimarães 0–1 (A) Matchday 4 Azerbaijan Qarabağ 1–1 (H)
Turkey Konyaspor 1–1 (A) Matchday 5 Italy Roma 2–0 (H)
Austria Red Bull Salzburg 0–0 (H) Matchday 6 England Chelsea 1–1 (A)
Group I runners-up
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Austria Red Bull Salzburg 6 12
2 France Marseille 6 8
3 Turkey Konyaspor 6 6
4 Portugal Vitória de Guimarães 6 5
Source: UEFA
Final standings Group C third place
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Italy Roma 6 11
2 England Chelsea 6 11
3 Spain Atlético Madrid 6 7
4 Azerbaijan Qarabağ 6 2
Source: UEFA
Europa League
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Knockout phase Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Portugal Braga 3–1 3–0 (H) 0–1 (A) Round of 32 Denmark Copenhagen 5–1 4–1 (A) 1–0 (H)
Spain Athletic Bilbao 5–2 3–1 (H) 2–1 (A) Round of 16 Russia Lokomotiv Moscow 8–1 3–0 (H) 5–1 (A)
Germany RB Leipzig 5–3 0–1 (A) 5–2 (H) Quarter-finals Portugal Sporting CP 2–1 2–0 (H) 0–1 (A)
Austria Red Bull Salzburg 3–2 2–0 (H) 1–2 (aet) (A) Semi-finals England 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.

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

Man of the Match:
Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid)

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

Match rules

  • 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.


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