The UEFA Europa League final between Athletic Club and Club Atlético de Madrid will be shown on GolTV Wednesday at 6pm Central on a delayed basis. GolTV previews the match
While Atletico are appearing in their second major final in three years having won the competition in 2010, Athletic’s last chance at Euro glory came in 1977 when they lost a two-leg UEFA Cup final to Juventus on away goals.
On paper, there is very little to separate the sides.
Atletico have the edge in the Spanish league — they sit fifth, five places above their Basque opponents — although Athletic have been one of the strongest teams in the competition this season.
For more, check out the Guardian’s take on the game – Europa League finalists typify a tournament that makes Thursdays fun and the profiles on each team on the UEFA.com website – Club Atlético de Madrid and Athletic Club