The other semi-final sees a tricky away trip for Arsenal to Atletico Madrid, after the Gunners failed to capitalise on playing against ten men for 80 minutes, said ten men also not looking particularly bothered about scoring but managing to anyway.
Salzburg produced a rousing second-half performance to wipe out a 2-0 first-leg deficit, but Marseille became the first French side to reach a European final since 2004 despite a 2-1 defeat on the night.
Pele could only parry the ball back into the middle of the box, where makeshift centre-back Luiz Gustavo was well positioned to boot it clear.
Payet, who set up both of Marseille's first-leg goals, immediately provided a set-piece threat as his wicked delivery from a free-kick was turned over by Lucas Ocampos in the sixth minute.
So when and where will the final take place, and what prize money awaits the winning team? They'll even have an advantage heading into the final too, as Diego Simeone is suspended, and due to the fact that this will essentially be a home game for Marseille, with the final being in Lyon. The Norweign striker has scored 16 goals this season.
Home centre-back Andre Ramalho came close to levelling up the aggregate scores with a 35-yard thunderbolt that was awkwardly pushed back out by Pele, before Dabbur made a mess of two half-chances. They won a free kick in Salzburg's end in the sixth minute and Adil Ramu narrowly missed transforming Payet's blast into the first goal of the night.
Only a diving save from Pele denied Hwang Hee-chan a third Salzburg goal in 17 minutes as the Austrians continued their onslaught.
Marseille did manage to grab a foothold in the match as the game entered its final quarter, seeing Florian Thauvin clip the top of the crossbar with his header from what proved to be the last chance of the 90 minutes of normal time.
While sections of the Marseille attack left a lot to be desired on Thursday evening, one figure who continues to demonstrate his turnaround from Premier League flop to French force of nature was Thauvin.