Atletico Madrid have been victorious within the Europa League Ultimate as Antoine Griezmann starred to assist seal a 3-Zero win towards Marseille in Lyon.
Atletico began Wednesday night time’s Ultimate second greatest as Marseille pressed for the opening purpose, however Valere Germain blasted over a simple likelihood after being despatched by way of by Dimitri Payet after 4 minutes.
And Germain was left to rue that miss as Griezmann punished a horrible mistake by Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa to place Atleti in entrance not lengthy after.
Anguissa miscontrolled a easy move from goalkeeper Steve Mandanda, permitting Gabi to tee up Griezman for a easy one-on-one end previous Mandanda 21 minutes into the ultimate.
Worse was to come back for Marseille as their star participant Payet – who began the sport regardless of a current thigh harm – left the pitch in tears because the muscle drawback ended his remaining after simply 33 minutes.
Marseille stored their heads and went into half-time, however Atletico have been quickly two objectives to the great after the restart as Griezmann confirmed nerves of metal as soon as extra.
Atletico took management after a throw-in inside Marseille’s half and broke at purpose with minimal defensive midfield resistance, permitting Koke time to slide a move in behind the defence for Griezmann to run onto earlier than ending a fragile close-range lob over Mandanda.
With Payet helplessly watching on from the sidelines, Marseille have been bereft of inspiration as Atletico seized full management of the Ultimate.
Griezmann may very well be on his solution to Barcelona this summer time, however a star efficiency in Lyon and the Europa League trophy will function an ideal parting reward to Atletico followers.
Referee Bjorn Kuipers was pressured to dole out quite a few yellow playing cards as the sport grew to become fraught, whereas substitute Konstantinos Mitroglou went closest for Marseille with a tremendous header which bounced off the publish.
However of their desperation to get again into the sport, Marseille left gaps in defence – and Gabi ruthlessly completed after a tremendous Atletico transfer to wrap up the win, with Fernando Torres coming off the bench on the dying in his remaining appearances for Los Rojiblancos.