Atletico Madrid proved their worth as Europa League favorite as Diego Simeone’s team secured the trophy following their dominant 3-0 win over French outfit, Marseielle this midweek.
Failing to compete in La Liga and Champions League, Atleti were very determined to get the trophy, but so was their opponent which actually started off brightly.
Having more support due to the match being played in Lyon, France, Marseille looking dangerous early on creating some problems for Simeone’s side.
However, things started to change the moment Atletico got their break through with Antoine Griezmann capitalizing on a defensive error made by the Ligue 1 side, scoring a comfortable finish on 21 minutes.
Soon afterwards, Marseille star player, Dimitri Payet, was forced to leave the pitch due injury, creating a more tougher situation for Rudi Garcia’s men.
After the break, Atletico immediately took the initiative and found themselves 2-0 up with another effort from Griezmann, showcasing his sharpness ahead of the upcoming 2018 World Cup.
the French didn’t give up as just yet, but as the game goes, it was Atleti that eventually able to net their third goal, this time from Gabi’s fine finish.
No more goals were scored afterwards as the La Liga side erupts in joy as they lift the Europa League trophy, giving them something to smile and celebrate this season.
Source: 1000 Goals.