Antoine Griezmann sparkles as Atletico Madrid clinch third Europa League

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The Rojiblancos were favourites to lift their second Europa League title under the Argentine tactician and star man Antoine Griezmann's 21st-minute strike ensured they went into the interval with their lead intact. Now we are in the UEFA Super Cup, so he could play four finals with us. Griezmann has been Atletico's leading scorer in each season since he joined from Real Sociedad for 25 million euros ($30 million) in 2014, and his double took him on to 29 goals in all competitions this campaign.

Things got worse for them when playmaker Dimitri Payet left the field injured in floods of tears in the 32nd minute.

It was a night to remember for Fernando Torres who won the first and may likely be the last trophy with his boyhood club in what was his last game for the Rojiblancos.

The France global, who was linked with a move to Manchester United last summer before opting to extend his contract with Atletico, said that his standing in world football was down to the coaching of Diego Simeone.

"I've been working to experience such a moment for many years", Griezmann said after the match.

Propelled by the fervent supporters who had waited 14 years to reach another European final, the French side created two early chances but striker Germain and defender Adil Rami both missed the target. Hats off to Marseille, a great team. At the end of the match Costa in the counterattack found Gabi, and he scored his first t-shirt "Atletico" in 2015.

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Atletico won the Europa League final Marseille with the score 3:0 and for the third time in their history have won this tournament.

"We've reinvented ourselves in this competition, and against Arsenal (in the semi-finals) we showed what we're all about".

He said that he would love his star player, who had the flawless final preparation for World Cup duties with the French national side with this win, to stay and continue to develop with the side.

"The truth is this was a dream for me, to win a trophy with Atletico, with [Diego Simeone] and my friends and teammates".

Gil Marin added: 'If he decides that he does not want to continue with us, we have to respect his decision.

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