Football: Atletico Madrid win Europa League after beating Marseille 3-0 in final

  • 17/05/2018

Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann has scored twice as they beat hapless Olympique de Marseille 3-0 to win the Europa League for the third time.            

Marseille dominated the opening stages but gifted Atletico the lead on Wednesday when Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa failed to control goalkeeper Steve Mandanda's pass out and Gabi intercepted before Griezmann scored in the 21st minute.               

Marseille's playmaker Dimitri Payet left the field injured in floods of tears in the 32nd minute.   

Four minutes after the re-start, Koke ran into a hole in the Marseille midfield and slipped the ball to Griezmann who dinked the ball past Mandanda, and Gabi added a late third to hand the French side their third defeat in as many finals in the competition.