Antoine Griezmann double leads Atletico to Europa League title


Antoine Griezmann was Olympique de Marseille's executioner-in-chief as the France worldwide striker scored twice in a 3-0 win as Atletico de Madrid won the UEFA Europa League final.

Atletico Madrid's opening goal against Marseille in Wednesday's Europa League final didn't just feature a good finish and a terrible defensive mistake.

Team Diego Simone scored three unanswered goals in the gate "Marseilles" and became the victor of the Europa League of the season 2017-2018.

Just four minutes into the second half and Griezmann turned the hill a Marseille team missing their best player had to climb into Mount Everest. Marseille kept trying, but the breaks kept going Atletico's way, and substitute Kostas Mitroglou's deft late header beat Jan Oblak but not the post.

"If he goes then great, he's given a lot to us over the years".

His OM teammates consoled him, as did Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann, who came over and gave him a kiss. He has also provided 15 assists.

Europa League final
GETTYEuropa League final Dimitri Payet has been in sensational form for Marseille

"Antoine - if he stays we'll continue to grow and develop", the Argentinian said. But if he does leave this summer, he will at least go having delivered the team major silverware.

The difference between the two sides was laid bare after just 20 minutes, when Atleti, and Griezmann, showed just how ruthless they can be.

Torres won the Champions League, FA Cup and Europa League with Chelsea but later admitted what he really craved was to celebrate a triumph with his boyhood club, where he returned in January, 2015 with 40,000 fans flocking to his presentation.

"Even diminished, he set up the (Valere) Germain chance".

It remains to be seen how severe Payet's injury is. Dimitri Payet and Florian Thauvin, two of the chief architects of OM's run to their first European final since 2003/04, linked up to sweep their side up the pitch - Payet then slipped the ball through to Valère Germain.

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