Thursday, 17 May 2018
Griezmann fires Atletico Madrid to Europa League title
Antoine Griezmann was the hero for Atletico Madrid as the French striker scored twice in their 3-0 win over Marseille in Wednesday's Europa League final, allowing his club to win the trophy for the third time in nine seasons. It is Griezmann's first major title as an Atletico player, and a fitting way to bow out if he leaves at the season's end, with Barcelona tipped as his next destination.
A spirited Marseille team gave it their all, but Atletico were just too streetwise and also just too good. Both of Griezmann's goals were superbly finished after naive mistakes from the French side, while Gabi's late clincher came just after substitute Clinton Njie had butchered his side's last chance to make a game of it.