Atletico Madrid have emerged champions in the Europa League again, following their comprehensive 3-0 win over Olympique Marseille in Wednesday’s final at the Groupama Stadium in Lyon.
Two goals from man-of-the-match, Antoine Griezmann and another late one from Captain Gabi gave the La Liga giants the well-deserved victory.
Griezmann gave the 2010 and 2012 winners the lead in the 21st minute and the Frenchman doubled his tally early in the second period.
Atletico expertly saw things through and added a third goal late on from skipper Gabi to cap a ruthless display.
Atletico Madrid have now won the UEFA Europa League on three separate occasions since the competition’s inaugural season in 2009/10.
The new Europa League champions will be playing against Nigeria on May 22 in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.
Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility
Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.
For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.
By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.
TEXT AD: To advertise here . Call Willie +2347088095401...