Football: Marseille hope to continue ‘long-lasting love story’ in Europe

Garcia’s side will be outsiders as they face Atletico Madrid in Wednesday’s Europa League final in Lyon, a quarter of a century after the club’s 1-0 win over AC Milan in the 1993 Champions League final.

“This is the 25th anniversary of the only win of a French team in the Champions League,” Garcia told reporters.

“We have a long-lasting love story with the European cups which goes back to the nineties. We all want to imitate what our famous predecessors did although we know it’s going to be very difficult and quite a mission, but that would make it even more of a sensation if we win tomorrow.”

French teams have lost four times in the Europa League and its predecessor the UEFA Cup — Marseille themselves on two occasions, Corsican side Bastia once and Girondins…

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