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Get to know Olympique de Marseille and the Stade de Lyon

We'll face Olympique de Marseille in the UEFA Europa League final on 16 May in Lyon. Get to know everything you need to know about the host city and our rival.

On 16 May, we'll face Olympique de Marseille in the Stade de Lyon for the UEFA Europa League final. Get to know our rival and all the important information about the Stade de Lyon before the final.


  Parc OL Stadium

The Stade de Lyon is also known as Groupama Stadium and it replaced the old Stade de Gerland in 2016. It covers 50 hectares and is located in Decines-Charpieu, roughly 10 km from the centre of Lyon. It can seat 59,186 fans and was inaugurated on 9 January, 2016. Now Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette scored the first goal at the Stade de Lyon.


  Olympique de Marsella celebración

Olympique de Marseille was founded in 1899 and is one of the most successful clubs in French history and is the only French club to have won the UEFA Champions League. They've also won ten league titles, ten French cups and three league cups.


  Rudi garcia

Rudi García has been in charge of OM since October 2016. In the current season, Marseille are currently fourth in the table but just two points from second place Olympique Lyon. His success in leading the side to the Europa League final this season has made him become very loved by the fans in Marseille.


  Alienación OM

OM are having a strong season in Ligue 1. With just three matches to go, they're currently fourth in the table with 70 points and just two away from second place Olympique Lyon. In the Europa League, they've had massive success and have advanced from Group I all the way to the final. Valère Germain, with seven goals, is Marseille's top goalscorer in the Europa League.