– Atletico Madrid have won the 2017/18 Europa League title
– They defeated French club Olympique Marseille 3- in the final
– Antoine Griezmann scored two goals while Gabi netted once
Spanish giants Atletico Madrid have won the 2017/18 Europa League title after beating French club Olympique Marseille 3-0 in the final on Wednesday night, May 16.
Frenchman Antoine Griezmann scored two goals for Atletico Madrid, and he could be on his way to Barcelona this summer.
Going into the final, Atletico Madrid have won the competition in 2010 and 2012 and have lost in two Champions League finals since.
Antoine Griezmann celebrates his goal against Marseille (photo: Getty)
They started the match impressively, but they had to wait till the 21st minute to score their first goal through Antoine Griezmann who was assisted by Gabi.
Atletico Madrid scored their second goal in the 49th minute when Koke located Griezmann with a fine pass, and the Frenchman wasted no time to beat Steven Mandanda in goal for Marseille.
Olympique Marseille tried all they could to come back into the match, but Atletico Madrid gave them no chance as Gabi scored the third goal for them to win the match 3-0. They however collected the title from Manchester United.
Previously, NAIJ.com had reported how Premier League giants Manchester United won the 2016/2017 Europa League title after beating Dutch side Ajax 2-0 on Wednesday night, May 24, 2017 in Stockholm.
The Red Devils went into the encounter knowing fully well that a win will give them an automatic ticket for next season’s UEFA Champions League, and they did themselves lots of good by winning the championship for the very first time in their history.
Frenchman Paul Pogba proved that he is worthy of the mega million transfer price that brought him to Manchester United by scoring the first goal in the 18th minute.
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