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Griezmann Fires Atletico To Third Europa League Title

UEFA Europa League Final Report: Marseille v Atletico Madrid 16 May 2018

By SL International - May 16, 2018 10:37 PM

UEFA Europa League Final 

Result: Marseille 0-3 Atletico Madrid

Date: 16 May 2018

Venue: Groupama Stadium

Atletico Madrid clinched their third UEFA Europa League title after a brace from Antoine Griezmann inspired them to a 3-0 win over Olympique Marseille in the final on Wednesday.

The French outfit should have broken the deadlock after just four minutes when Dimitri Payet played Valere Germain through on goal but he somehow sent his effort over the crossbar.

There was a lively tempo to the first half, although the LaLiga outfit found it tough to get the rhythm going as Antoine Griezmann and Diego Costa struggled to get into the game.

However, Atletico broke the deadlock against the run of play as a defensive error saw Griezmann slipped through on goal and the Frenchman made no mistake from close range, 0-1.

Marseille were then dealt a blow on 31 minutes when star player Payet was forced off with an injury.

The loss of Payet did affect the Ligue 1 outfit as they struggled to carve out chances in the final third, with the last pass not being up to standard.

The score remained 1-0 to Diego Simeone's charges at the half-time break.

Four minutes into the second half, Atletico doubled their lead as Griezmann worked his way into the box before lobbing the on-rushing Steve Mandanda.

Marseille did see more of the ball as the second half went on, while Morgan Sanson blazed over the crossbar from inside the box after 66 minutes.

Chances then dried up for Marseille as Atletico took control of the encounter, while Rojiblancos shot-stopper Jan Oblak had a relatively quiet.

With 10 minutes remaining, Marseille went agonisingly close to pulling a goal back when Konstantinos Mitroglou's towering header crashed against the upright.

Atletico managed to round off the scoring with two minutes left as Koke picked out Gabi, who arrowed a low strike into the far corner as the LaLiga outfit romped to a fine win to clinch their third Europa title.


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Matayitayi Joined: 24 Jan 2014
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Matayitayi May 17, 2018 11:46 AM
Griezman then can go to Barca
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Matayitayi May 17, 2018 11:46 AM
Spanish football dominates European and world football ,for the past 10 years they have won more than 10 European titles .
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Thobz10 May 17, 2018 11:44 AM
Im scared to imagine this guy alongside Messi tjo...He's something else, i have a feeling he's gonna be the biggest star in Russia, if Pogba doesn't try to steal the show and play with the team.
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Soni_JX May 17, 2018 09:02 AM
World club football is a Spanish affair. Reality is that Real Madrid, Barcelona and Athletico Madrid are the manifestation of Spain's dominance in club football globally. In fact UEFA head offices are supposed to be in Madrid. As for our local football administration, the only part of the world to take lessons from on how to build a winning pro soccer league......is only SPAIN.
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ko mokokotlo May 17, 2018 07:49 AM
then you ask yourself what is going to happen when he plays with coutinho and messi
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leendomint May 17, 2018 07:22 AM
UEFA Europa League Champs Atletico Madrid, UEFA Champions League Champs Real Madrid, Europe belongs to Madrid!!
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cibanbe May 17, 2018 06:40 AM
Well done Atletico Madrid you deserve it guys
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Ceza@doc.com May 16, 2018 11:50 PM
Thank you Antoine! u my lovely second best after my lovely player Messi! UTB
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makhalemeleleha May 16, 2018 11:19 PM
Well done ATM
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Golden Boots May 16, 2018 10:34 PM
Thank you Atleti! Hit em hard cause La Liga is weak! Hahaha!
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Bans-Matiki May 16, 2018 10:07 PM
boring final,jst lyk barca n sundwns match
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Dave1992 May 16, 2018 10:07 PM
Come on Marseille,do it for Payet..
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Golden Boots May 16, 2018 09:54 PM
Kill em boys!
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CCTV May 16, 2018 09:15 PM
After loosind two UCL finals I think ATM derseve to win this EUROPA Cup
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Golden Boots May 16, 2018 09:12 PM
Atletico de Madrid!
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makhalemeleleha May 16, 2018 09:00 PM
ATM win

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