Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Griezmann Scores as Atletico Madrid Beat Marseille to Clinch Europa League Title

Griezmann Scores as Atletico Madrid Beat Marseille to Clinch Europa League Title

The France worldwide helped Atletico win the Europa League last night, netting twice in a 3-0 win against Marseille.

The France global, who scored twice against the Ligue 1 side in the Europa League final, has been linked with a move from the Los Rojiblancos.

So Ligue 1 Conforama's Week 38 will be rich in suspense, with three sides battling it out for the two places behind champions Paris Saint-Germain.

Les Phoceens' misery never fails to crack a few smiles in Paris, despite the fact that a Europa League win would have boosted France's UEFA coefficient - helping PSG in the future.

Atletico Madrid captain Gabi was ready to eat his words after his side lifted the Europa League trophy on Wednesday night, a tournament he referred to as a 'piece of s*** earlier this season. Who said modern footballing rivalries are dead? "I'm proud of my players because of that".

"It's about more than a trophy", Simeone said.

"This is a reward for me after I left home aged 14, for all the work I have put in, the suffering", Griezmann said. I came back at an important moment in my life, and without doubt returning gave me a sense of balance and peace.

Four minutes into the second half, Griezmann started and finished the move for his second.

Atletico are celebrating winning the Europa League final last night, but Lacazette says: "If it was unusual to play against Atlético Madrid that I could join a year ago? No".

Marseille skipper Dimitri Payet is comforted by Lucas Ocampos as he comes off injured in the first half.

But nothing could disguise Atletico's vast superiority, as it added to its Europa League trophies from 2010 and 2012.

When asked about the transfer speculation after the final against Marseille, Griezmann made it clear he felt this was not the right time to talk about his Atletico future.

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