Europa League Final Head-to-Head: Atletico Madrid vs. Athletic Bilbao

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Europa League Final Head-to-Head: Atletico Madrid vs. Athletic Bilbao
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It may not quite be the all-Spanish European final everyone was expecting, but Wednesday's Europa League final between Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao promises to be a fine showpiece to the competition.

The latter stages of UEFA's secondary competition have once again proven that there is plenty of quality below the cabal of Champions League clubs, as Athletic's evisceration of Manchester United proved earlier in the season.

Atletico, too, have proven themselves worthy of a place in the Bucharest final, having beaten the likes of Valencia and Lazio en route to their second European showpiece in three years.

Here is a head-to-head analysis of the two teams and some key matchups ahead of what promises to be a great final that shows there is more to La Liga than El Clasico and more to European football than the Champions League.

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