Moreover, 18 of their 21 wins in 2018 across all competitions have come to nil, while they've won 20 in a row when scoring at least twice. The resurgent winger has been enjoying an excellent second half of the season and wants to cap up off with his first piece of silverware with Marseille.
The midfielder has been superb for Marseille this season since signing from Wolfsburg in Germany, but where he plays could be key.
Haidara was then sent off, apparently for a philosophical disagreement with the referee, and OM were through.
Since the start of the 2013-14 campaign, Spanish clubs have won seven of the possible eight Champions League and Europa League trophies combined, with Manchester United's win in this competition last season being the only exception.
Coverage of this evening's Europa League final between Marseille and Atletico Madrid will be shown live on BT Sport 2 (Sky 414, Sky HD 868, BT TV 409, Virgin Media 532), with the pre-match build-up starting at 7pm and kick-off at 7.45pm. "I hope we can get another little medal".
Garcia has changed his tactics from 4-3-3 to 4-2-3-1, which has benefited former Premier League stars Dimitri Payet and Florian Thauvin.
Atletico Madrid struggled to find its footing in the attack and only came up with a half-chance off a cleared throw-in. They scored 28 goals and conceded 15. Next best are Barcelona on 29 and Getafe on 33.
Marseille certainly have the firepower and creativity to cause Atletico problems but a 3-3 draw at Guingamp in their penultimate Ligue 1 game last Friday gave more than a hint of their defensive frailties. "The winning and losing experiences we had in the past will help".
Even so, Marseille were agonisingly close to dragging themselves back into the match when a header from Kostas Mitroglou hit the inside of the post and bounced across the face of Oblak's goal to safety. Fourth, they are a point behind OL in third, but the goal difference is on Lyon's side, +43 versus +32.
"I'm in form. When you feel at your best physically, at 100 per cent on the pitch, you can express yourself more freely and naturally", Payet said on Tuesday. That's a phenomenal stop rate (87% of shots on target) versus an average one (68%).
But for France, Payet is the creative fulcrum who is good enough in front of goal to take attention away from Griezmann, they are an accomplished tandem, and Les Bleus are a much more unsafe proposition with both of them on the field.