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Marseille v Atletico Madrid: Europa League Final preview

Atletico Madrid have arrived in Lyon for the Europa League final, with victory in Wednesday’s showcase resulting in the club lifting the trophy for a third time. Stade des Lumieres, Lyon / 19:45 GMT / 16th May 2018 Atleti go in to the final as strong favourites, having eased their way through the competition following their exit from the Champions League group stages. Los Colchoneros had arguably the trickier route to the final, overcoming strong European sides such as Sporting Lisbon and Arsenal. Marseille, who currently sit in fourth position…

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Two stabbed as Marseille Ultra’s attack Athletic Club fans

Two Athletic Bilbao security guards were stabbed by Marseille Ultras on Thursday, say reports in Spanish press. Prior to the start of the Europa League clash on Thursday evening, a group of visiting fans launched fireworks in the direction of home supporters inside the San Mames and were quickly ejected. Whilst outside the ground, it is reported that two security guards were stabbed with one receiving a wound to the neck. Both were rushed to hospital, whilst police and security attempted to stop any further clashes. Marseille, who won the…

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Ziganda remains optimistic ahead of Marseille tie

Athletic Club Jose Angel Ziganda has attempted to remain positive ahead of the Europa League tie with Marseille on Thursday evening. The Basque side travel to France to face the Ligue 1 side at the Velodrome stadium as underdogs, given their inconsistent league form. Having been eliminated from the Copa del Rey to lowly Formentera prior to the turn of 2018 and sitting outside the European place in La Liga – many of the club’s fans and officials see the Europa League as their only key to success this season….

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Marseille vs Athletic Club: Ziganda’s men travel to France in poor form

Athletic Club travel to France to face Olympique Marseille on Thursday evening in the Europa League. The Basque side travel to France to face the Ligue 1 side at the Velodrome stadium as underdogs, given their inconsistent league form. Having been eliminated from the Copa del Rey to lowly Formentera prior to the turn of 2018 and sitting outside the European place in La Liga – many of the club’s fans and officials see the Europa League as their only key to success this season. The two sides met two…

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Amavi speaks out on failed Sevilla move

Jordan Amavi has spoken out about his failed summer move from Aston Villa to Sevilla, having joined Marseille towards the end of the transfer window. Amavi was set to sign for the La Liga side last month but after taking his medical at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, reports claimed that he failed the examination due to his knee. The youngster suffered a bad knee injury whilst on international duty with France’s U21 side last season, leaving him out of Villa’s start to the season and Sevilla indicated that their was a…

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Abdennour moves to Marseille on loan

Marseille and Valencia have reached an agreement that will see defender Aymen Abdennour move on on a season long loan. The 28-year-old became available for transfer earlier this summer as Los Che told several big earners at the club that they would be leaving. And, with interest from Ligue 1, where he used to play with AS Monaco – a move to Marseille has developed. The centre-back will arrive on an initial loan period, with he option to extend that by one further year if he plays in more than…

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Garay will remain but Abdennour will join Marseille

Ezequiel Garay will remain at Valencia this season, but Aymen Abdennour is set to join Marseille. According to multiple reports but mainly one in Plaza Deportiva last, eight players had been made available on the transfer list as Los Che looked to balance their wage bill and trim their squad. Gabriel Paulista from Arsenal, Geoffrey Kondogbia from Inter and Goncalo Guedes from PSG all arrived in the last week and bosses at the Mestalla told Ezequiel Garay, Aymen Abdennour, Fabian Orellana, Nando Garcia, Luis Nani, Vinicius Araujo, Santi Mina and Robert…

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Jordan Amavi passes medical at Marseille

Aston Villa defender Jordan Amavi has passed a medical at Ligue 1 side Marseille, according to reports. Amavi was set to sign for the La Liga side last month but after taking his medical at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, reports claimed that he failed the examination due to his knee. The youngster suffered a bad knee injury whilst on international duty with France’s U21 side last season, leaving him out of Villa’s start to the season and Sevilla indicated that their was a high risk of the problem returning. Having travelled…

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Rami agrees deal with Ligue 1 side Marseille

Marseille have agreed a transfer fee of €6m for Sevilla defender Adil Rami, according to various reports in Spanish and French press. RMC Sport released a story claiming that the 31-year-old would move to Ligue 1 and had agreed a four year deal, and it has now been confirmed with images of the centre-back at the club’s training ground earlier this week. Rami, who is a French international had been linked with a move away from Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan this summer as a number of interested parties were linked, including Turkish champions…

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