Atletico Madrid to earn €27M from winning the Europa League

Atletico Madrid to earn €27M from winning the Europa League

France global Griezmann, who has been heavily linked with a close-season move to Barcelona, scored twice and played an influential role in Gabi's 89th-minute goal as Atletico overcame Marseille 3-0 in Lyon.

Griezmann returned to France to play the final against his boyhood club and did so with a bang, scoring either side of half time to put the game beyond the reach of Marseille.

The mood inside the stadium swung completely with the goal, and things fell even further Atletico's way when Marseille's best player, Dimitri Payet, was soon forced off injured.

Marseille kept trying, but the breaks kept going Atletico's way, and substitute Kostas Mitroglou's deft late header beat Jan Oblak but not the post. Griezmann has been Atletico's leading scorer in each season since he joined from Real Sociedad for 25 million euros ($30 million) in 2014, and his double took him on to 29 goals in all competitions this campaign.

And it was left to the captain Gabi to crown the result when he fired in a third minutes before the end, which allowed Fernando Torres to come on as he won his first ever trophy with Atletico. A goal then would have got us back into the match.

Griezmann of Atletico Madrid

The 27-year-old France worldwide has been heavily linked with a move away from the Wanda Metropolitano this summer and showed his class as Atleti ran out comfortable 3-0 winners in Lyon. "Atletico are a great team and we have no reason to be ashamed of this loss".

"It is not the moment to talk about my future, I must enjoy having won a trophy, and celebrate it with the fans", said Griezmann.

"Marseille are an attacking team". At the end of the match Costa in the counterattack found Gabi, and he scored his first t-shirt "Atletico" in 2015.

Atletico Madrid have become the Europa League champions after they proved to be too tough to tame for Marseille as they march out of the season as deserved winners of the Europa League. We didn't start the Champions League very well (this time) but reinvented ourselves in this competition.

"It's true that Simeone has taught me a lot, made me a better player, made me be in the top three in the world and with him I have improved every game, every year".

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