Europa League final: 'cold-blooded' Griezmann wins trophy for Atletico

Atletico Madrid’s players celebrate with the trophy after the UEFA Europa League final between Olympique de Marseille and Atletico Madrid at the Parc OL stadium in Decines-Charpieu near Lyon

Atletico Madrid’s players celebrate with the trophy after the UEFA Europa League final between Olympique de Marseille and Atletico Madrid at the Parc OL stadium in Decines-Charpieu near Lyon

Marseille had been desperate to win the second European trophy in their history, on French soil, 25 years after beating AC Milan in the inaugural Champions League final.

The France global scored two goals in Atletico's 3-0 victory over Marseille to seal the Spanish club's third Europa League triumph since 2010 and Griezmann's first major trophy with the team.

"I think now is not the moment to talk about my future, I just want to enjoy myself after my performance, after winning a trophy and I want to celebrate with the fans", Griezmann told reporters.

Antoine Griezmann was the hero for Atletico Madrid as the French striker scored twice in their 3-0 win over Marseille in Wednesday's Europa League final in Lyon, allowing his club to win the trophy for the third time in nine seasons.

The France star has been tipped to leave Atletico at the end of the season after four years in the Spanish capital, with speculation that he will join Barcelona.

Torres entered the fray as a late substitute, replacing two-goal hero Antoine Griezmann in Lyon.




"We had to keep going", Simeone said at the postgame news conference.

"I hope that he is happy to play for us". Now we are in the UEFA Super Cup, so he could play four finals with us. "Whatever he decides I'll be happy because he has given us his life".

"He's given us a lot, he gave us a leap in quality as a team. If he stays we'll keep growing because we are destined to keep growing". "You see it every year and it's a joy to work with him because he looks for a person's weaknesses, tries to improve them and make them a more complete player", he asserted.

"Simeone made me grow personally and professionally; I'm delighted with him and I owe him a lot, I know, so I'm very fond of him".

Meanwhile, Atleti president Cerezo has also revealed he had received a phone call from Real Madrid counterpart Florentino Perez to wish him luck in the Europa League final.

Victory for Atletico, who have already qualified for the Champions League, means the automatic group-stage berth will go to third place in France, a spot in which Marseille could still finish.

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