The Greek side is aiming for their first UEFA trophy, while the Italian club is after their second UEFA title after the 1961 Cup Winners' Cup, at Agia Sophia Stadium in Athens.

Olympiacos

Olympiacos have had a tough time in this season's competition.

After finishing third in the 2024 Europa League Group A, behind West Ham United and Freiburg, they joined the Conference League.

In the knockout stage, they first knocked out Hungarian side Ferencvaros with a 2-0 aggregate score. Then they knocked out Israeli team Maccabi Tel Aviv with a 7-5 aggregate in the round of 16.

They faced Turkish side Fenerbahce in the quarterfinals, where they prevailed in a dramatic penalty shootout.

Olympiacos secured their spot in the final by beating English club Aston Villa 6-2 on aggregate.

Moroccan attacker Ayoub El Kaabi, who left Türkiye's Hatayspor in March 2023 after the 2023 Türkiye-Syria earthquakes to join Qatari club Al-Sadd, is the standout player in the Greek side's squad with his 32 goals and three assists in 49 appearances in all competitions.

Nelly Korda is on a roll. She's won six times this year, and she's ready for the next test at the U.S. Women’s Open Nelly Korda is on a roll. She's won six times this year, and she's ready for the next test at the U.S. Women’s Open

The Greek team is aiming for their first UEFA trophy in the final, which is being held in their homeland.

Fiorentina

The Italian side Fiorentina got off to a good start in their European campaign for the 2023-24 season.

After finishing the Conference League Group F as leaders without a loss, they took Israeli team Maccabi Haifa down with a 5-4 aggregate in the Round of 16.

In the quarterfinals, they beat Czech side Viktoria Plzen 2-0 on aggregate to advance to the semifinal round against Belgium’s Club Brugge.

Editor: Albert Owen