Published: Fri, May 18, 2018
Sport | By Ashley Hunter

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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.

Simeone's side scored their first opportunity of the second half, too, as just four minutes in Saul Niguez was quickest to a loose ball near the halfway line, and within seconds Koke released Griezmann to exquisitely lift the ball over Steve Mandanda and into the net.

His future has been the subject of intense speculation of late, with many linking him to the vacant job at Arsenal and while now would be the ideal time to end his tenure with Atletico, it looks like Simeone is happy in the Spanish capital.

But Atletico were hit with a transfer ban and the former Real Sociedad ace revealed he could not leave without a replacement lined up.

"I've been working to experience such a moment for many years", Griezmann said after the match.

"You have to enjoy winning the title and celebrate it with the fans".

The scoreline mirrored the Spanish side's last Europa League final win over Athletic Bilbao in 2012 and cemented their status as one of the continent's most consistent teams since Argentine coach Diego Simeone transformed their fortunes.

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The France global, who was linked with a move to Manchester United last summer before opting to extend his contract with Atletico, said that his standing in world football was down to the coaching of Diego Simeone.

"He has played three finals with us, has won two, and so that shows that he is not far away from his objective of regularly playing finals". "I left home when I was 14 for that". "But I was able to help the team to win this trophy".

"I've never given him anything", Simeone said to reporters in his post-match press conference, as per Marca.

"They were very attacking, worked well, but we were also doing our thing", he said. "This is the second, after a Supercopa, and I hope I can win more trophies".

Four minutes after the re-start, Koke ran into a hole in the Marseille midfield and slipped the ball to Griezmann who dinked the ball past Mandanda.

"We had the best chance first up and then we made a mistake that cost us a goal".

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