Nerves are natural ahead of a major European final, but neither Atletico Madrid nor Marseille showed much in the way of apprehension ahead of Wednesday's showpiece in Lyon.
The Europa League probably means more to Marseille, as it provides them with a direct route into the Champions League, which Atletico have already secured a place in for next season courtesy of their position in LaLiga.
But both camps were predominantly smiling and joking as they faced the media on Tuesday, with Lyon a hive of activity on Wednesday as fans took in the sights before the serious stuff gets going.
CHOCOLATE THE KEY FOR GARCIA
The locals say that if you skip lunch, you're not from Lyon, and food has a particular importance for Marseille coach Rudi Garcia.
Asked at a media conference on Tuesday what is the key to him avoiding stress, Garcia said: "Dark chocolate, 70 per cent."
Only the best for the boss, clearly.
YOUR FACE HERE
Place Bellecour is the venue for UEFA's Europa League village and there is plenty to amuse supporters in the hours leading up to kick-off.
There's a stage for live music, various challenges, including one involving shooting at a huge dartboard, and a giant replica of the trophy.
Fans can even slot their face into a photo of their favourite team, and who could pass up the opportunity to be side by side - sort of - with Steve Mandanda.
The opportunity to have your face next to Steve Mandanda’s was too enticing to pass up for many pic.twitter.com/onRNZChhYD— Nicholas McGee (@nicholasmcgee24) May 16, 2018
A RISKY PURCHASE?
You won't find Marseille fans frequenting Lyon's official store, but Atletico supporters welcomed the opportunity to add the jersey of Les Gones to their collection at the club's shop just off Place Bellecour.
Nabil Fekir's name and number were plastered on the back of the new home kit on display, but purchasing the playmaker's jersey may be risky, given rumours of a move to Liverpool.
But even if Fekir does depart, at least Lyon fans have some club-branded wine and beer to drown their sorrows with.
This man a popular but risky choice for shirt printing in Lyon’s official store. At least if he leaves there is some Lyon-branded wine and beer for fans to drown their sorrows with pic.twitter.com/gGmlsmZkaz— Nicholas McGee (@nicholasmcgee24) May 16, 2018
AMPUTEE PLAYERS SHOW OFF SKILLS
Fans looking to take in a game well before kick-off were able to as a group of amputee footballers faced off on a small pitch in the fan village.
And those who watched were treated to some silky skills.
Cool to see a game between amputee footballers in the fan village. Nice showmanship from number 10 with the kick-ups pic.twitter.com/MR9IBsVqEZ— Nicholas McGee (@nicholasmcgee24) May 16, 2018
A FORMIDABLE CLIMB TO FOURVIERE
An unsurprisingly popular choice for fans enjoying some tourism is the Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourviere, which is perched perfectly on a hill, the terraces surrounding it providing spectacular panoramic views of the city.
The climb to get there is challenging, but probably not as difficult as the task Marseille have in attempting to breach Atletico's much-vaunted defence.
Fourviere is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, who is credited with saving the city on multiple occasions.
Winning the Europa League is unlikely to merit Garcia the reward of having a Basilica named after him but, if the 54-year-old can lead Marseille to glory and back into the Champions League, he will be viewed by many as a saviour of this proud club.
The climb to Fourvière is a difficult one but it is oh so worth it pic.twitter.com/LCZpAs3V3Q— Nicholas McGee (@nicholasmcgee24) May 16, 2018
|Harden posts record fourth 50-point triple-double in win over Lakers|
|Barcelona squad happy with Dembele, says Alba|
|Chargers rally past Chiefs to clinch playoff spot|
|WATCH: Chargers top Chiefs on dramatic two-point conversion in final seconds|
|Suns owner Sarver committed to keeping team in Phoenix|
|Chargers WR Allen leaves with injury after near-spectacular catch|
|Socceroos not giving up on Mooy for Asian Cup|
|Cooper says Raiders owner wanted to trade him to Cowboys|
|Pochettino jokes Levy is ´worried´ about losing him|
|Barcelona would welcome Morata – Alba|
|Toure not a priority for West Ham – Pellegrini|
|Koscielny no certainty to face Southampton, says Emery|
|We gifted the game – AC Milan boss Gattuso furious after Europa League exit|
|My season starts now, says Koscielny|
|Cipriani ´at peace´ with latest England snub|
|Laporte: Deschamps must have personal reasons for France snub|
|Morata injury not too serious, claims Chelsea boss Sarri|
|Hansen to leave: All Blacks coach returning focus to World Cup defence|
|I want to fight the champion! - Joshua reiterates Wilder in April ambition|
|Gundogan glad to leave Christmas holidays behind|
|I know how it feels and it hurts - Gundogan on Sterling abuse|
|Celtic 1 Red Bull Salzburg 2: Scottish champions through despite defeat|
|Olympiacos 3 AC Milan 1: Rossoneri crash out of Europa League|
|Arsenal 1 Qarabag 0: Lacazette on target as Saka shines|
|Hansen to leave: All Blacks will take time to name replacement|
|Chelsea condemn alleged anti-Semitic chanting from fans|
|Hansen to leave: The best Opta facts from New Zealand coach´s tenure|
|Hansen to leave: Five contenders to be the next All Blacks coach|
|Hansen to leave: Highs and highs of his All Blacks reign|
|Hansen to leave All Blacks after World Cup|
|Rapid Vienna 1 Rangers 0: Late Ljubicic winner sends Gerrard´s men out|
|Beckham continues to miss Giants practice with quad injury|
|Vidi 2 Chelsea 2: Giroud spares Sarri´s side in lacklustre draw|
|Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille fixtures among latest Ligue 1 cancellations|
|Santos turn to ex-Argentina boss Sampaoli|
|Muller could miss Champions League last 16 after Tagliafico kick|
|Home hope Bekker out in front at Alfred Dunhill Championship|
|Van Bommel in touch with Robben over PSV reunion|
|Pinarello chief confident over Team Sky future|
|Stade make Ospreys tickets free in tribute to teenager|
|WRC great Loeb seals Hyundai switch|
|Madrid rumours better than sack talk, says Pochettino|
|Nadal to join Federer at 2019 Laver Cup|
|Prigoda smashes world record, Hosszu dethroned in Hangzhou|
|Former Juve CEO Marotta takes over at Inter|
|Glenn to stand down as FA boss next year|
|Muller apologises to Tagliafico for kick to the head|
|Pereira pleads for more Manchester United chances|
|Griffin hails ´phenomenal´ Lowry after Warriors demolition|
|I´ve played with Zidane and Henry, but Messi is something else – Pires|
|Dragons forward Jack de Belin charged with sexual assault|
|Durant: Raptors are the real deal|
|Cocu bids farewell to Fenerbahce after ´mutual agreement´ is made over October sacking|
|Australia unchanged for historic Perth Test|
|Champions League draw: The possible last-16 ties|
|Southee happy to be back on home soil|
|I wouldn´t swap Dembele for Neymar – Pires|
|Canelo ready to risk heavy weather against Fielding|
|Raptors upstage Warriors, Davis leads Pelicans with 44 points|
|India skipper Kohli excited by green Perth wicket|
|PSG? I haven´t decided my future yet – De Jong|
|Marcelo: Real Madrid don´t have attitude problem|
|India pair Ashwin, Rohit ruled out of second Test|
|Kovac: Ajax-Bayern draw was amazing|
|Sims re-signs with Dragons until 2022|
|Derrius Guice injury update: Redskins RB (knee) has rehab setback, undergoes 3 more procedures|
|Emery: Arsenal could sign defender in January|
|Phillies sign McCutchen to three-year deal|
|O´Neal thinks his Lakers teams could ´easily´ beat Warriors|
|A-League to add two clubs by 2020|