Atletico Madrid Thrashes Marseille To Win Europa League


LAGOS MAY 17TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Atletico Madrid has won the Europa League for the third time in eight years, thanks to a 3-0 win over Marseille at the Groupama Stadium in Lyon.
A goal completely against the run of play a quarter of the way through from Antoine Griezmann gave the 2010 and 2012 winners something to hold on to, and the Frenchman doubled his tally early in the second period.

A Konstantinos Mitroglu header against the post aside, Atletico expertly saw things through and added a third goal late on from skipper Gabi to cap a ruthless display.
Atletico were barely being given a chance to breath, and they almost fell behind when Adil Rami turned and got a shot away that crept wide of the target.
Payet was the next to have a go, forcing Oblak into a routine stop 19 minutes in, shortly before Atletico opened the scoring from their first attacking move.
After playing the ball out from the back, Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa got caught in possession and, a Gabi through-ball later, Greizmann was in on goal and tucked the ball past returning goalkeeper Steve Mandanda.
Marseille, dealt a further blow when their main attacking threat in Payet limped off the field 35 minutes in, were unable to find their rhythm in the remainder of a first half that petered out.
Griezmann latched on to Koke’s pass, took the ball inside Jordan Amavi and dinked it over Mandanda for his sixth goal in this season’s Europa League.
Diego Godin nodded into the side-netting as Atletico looked to kill off the game completely.

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