MARSEILLE VS ATLÉTICO MADRID
Europa League Final 2018: Marseille 0-3 Atletico Madrid live
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Marseille 0-3 Atlético Madrid: match report
It was third time lucky for Atlético Madrid in European finals as they beat Marseilla to win the Europa League on Wednesday night. Although, anyone watching would hardly put their performance down to luck. They soaked up the best their opponents had to offer them for the opening 20 minutes and dominated after that.
It was Antoine Griezmann who struck first when a risky pass from Mandanda to Anguissa went awry. The French man, who grew up just a short spin up the road from Lyon, slotted past the keeper. From that point on, there was only going to be one winner. Dmirti Payet went off in tears after a half an hour to make Marseille's job even harder as the creative midfielder's World Cup now hangs in the balance.
Griezmann scored his second four minutes after the restart when he caressed the ball over Mandanda to put Atlético further out of sight. Gabi, who scored his first goal in almost three years, finished the scoring on the night when he rifled a shot to the bottom corner after 89 minutes.
Fernando Torres came on in what is set to be his second last appearance for the club as he finished his stint with a trophy. There are decisions to be made by Atlético's biggest stars in the summer but on Wednesday night in Lyon, there was little doubt how important the second Europa League title under Diego Simeone's reign meant for the rojiblancos.
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You'd be forgiven for forgetting there is a game in Lyon on Wednesday night given most of the build-up has been centred around Antoine Griezmann's future. But Atlético Madrid find themselves in their fourth European final under Diego Simeone while Marseille will play in their first final under Rudi Garcia, who took over the French club in October 2016. They play each other in the Europa League final on Wednesday 16 May, 2018 with kick-off at 20:45.
Adil Rami is available for the hosts despite being suspended in domestic competition. He played in La Liga for long enough and against Atlético Madrid enough times to know how they play along with . Meanwhile, Kostas Mitroglou and Rolando picked up knocks recently but have been named in Garcia's squad for the final.
As far as Simeone's team selection goes, he has a number of options in defence for the first time in a long time as Sime Vrsaljko returns from suspension, Filipe Luis returns from injury after a spell on the sideline with a broken leg. Vitolo returned to training after suffering a hamstring recently too and Simeone said it will be painful to pick the 17 players to take to the bench in Lyon on Wednesday night.