Homeboy Antoine Griezmann was the hero for Atletico Madrid as he scored twice in their 3-0 win over Marseille in Wednesday’s Europa League final.
It is Griezmann’s first major title as an Atletico player, and a fitting way to bow out if he leaves at the end of the season with Barcelona tipped as his next destination.
Atletico had gone into the game with the hope of erasing their 1986 loss to Dynamo Kiev in the same venue as the Spanish side defied all odds to defeat Marseille. .
Atletico, who also won the competition in 2010 and 2012, took control as Griezmann scored in either half before Gabi’s late third ended Marseille’s hopes of becoming the first French team to win a European trophy for 22 years.
Meanwhile, Dimitri Payeth hope of going to World Cup was dimmed as the French international suffered a hamstring injury in the first half of the game.