Atletico Madrid clinch Europa League after Antoine Griezmann deals Marseille double blow

Marseille 0-3 Atleticoa> Madrid: Griezmann pounced on an early mistake and added a second before the captain Gabi wrapped up the result

Antoine Griezmann struck twice as Atletico Madrid powered past Marseille to lift their third Europa League title in nine years.

The 27-year-old, who faces a summer of speculation over a move away from thWanda Metropolitano,a> scored in each half – with Gabi striking late on to seal a 3-0 win for Atleti.

Coach Diego Simeone watched on from the stands having been hit with a four-game ban for being sent off during the semi-final first-leg at Arsenal but still saw his side ease to victory.

Madrid saw off the Gunners to reach the final in Lyon, with their fans vastly outnumbered by those making the short trip from Marseille.

a> Antoine Griezmann celebrates his opener (Getty)

Marseille’s chances were given a blow as captain and talisman Payet was forced over with a little over half an hour on the clock.

The former West Ham man had been struggling with a muscle injury ahead of the final and was in tears as he made way for Maxime Lopez.

Griezmann doubled the advantage less than five minutes after the interval, Koke providing the assist for a clever dinked finish for the France forward.
Diego Godina> headed over a Griezmann corner shortly afterwards as the LaLiga side started to dominate proceedings.

a> Griezmann reacts to the ball hitting the net (Getty)

He celebrated both goals with an energetic celebratory dance from popular video game Fortnite, although he couldn’t do it as well the second time around as he was quickly mobbed by team-mates.

Marseille began with urgency, but striker Valere Germain shot over from playmakeDimitri Payet’s slick pass after three minutes. The French side’s hopes faded after Payet went off injured in the 31st minute.




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