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.
The French side went into Thursday's semi-final with a 2-0 lead from the first leg, but their hosts scored twice to take the game into extra time.
"We knew we needed a goal and we were able to score at any time". Salzburg, knowing a Marseille away goal would all but end the tie, were cautious in the first half and failed to cause the visitors any real anxious moments, with their best effort a tame shot from Munas Dabbur straight at goalkeeper Yohann Pele - playing with Steve Mandanda still out injured.
The federation also confirmed a provisional list of 35 players will have previously been submitted to FIFA by the May 14 deadline.
Hiroki Sakai is still struggling with injury, but he wasn't missed last week, as full-backs Jordan Amavi and Bouna Sarr both gave outstanding performance.
Marseille face Salzburg tomorrow early morning (3.05am local time) within touching distance of their first European final in nearly a decade and a half.
Atletico boss Simeone banned for Europa League final
The ban would carry over to next season, and the next eligible game could be the Super Cup game in August against the Champions League victor - Liverpool or Real Madrid - if Atletico beats Marseille.
Trailing 4-2 after the first leg in Rome and seemingly done and dusted the Austrian champions coached by Marco Rose wiped the floor with Lazio 4-1 in the second leg to progress 6-5 on aggregate. Talented and creative midfielder Xaver Schlager could be given the chance to start, although 19-year-old Hannes Wolf played well in his position at the Velodrome. The extra rest should help The Olympians in the second leg.
There were some nervy moments as Salzburg pushed further forward, getting a very credible penalty shout early in the second half, before hitting the post, forcing a couple of good saves from Yoann Pele, and having another more speculative claim late on. With Thauvin and Payet on stunning form, I'll back Draw and Away in the Double Chance market at [1.86].
OM dropped points in Week 35 when they were held 1-1 by Angers.
Despite the momentum seemingly being with Salzburg, Marseille's Rolando scored a dramatic victor four minutes before penalties would have decided the match.
Over 2.5 Goals is trading at [1.74], and that's probably the way to go.
Partey has made over 40 appearances scoring five goals. It helps that he takes penalties, and he continually gets into risky positions.
Boy Scouts of America changing name of program to Scouts BSA
That's a direct threat to the girl scouts - therefore a direct threat to your supply of thin mints. Conversely, she is not aware of any boys who want to join Girl Scout troops.