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Griezmann scores twice as Atletico wins Europa League final

18 May 2018
Griezmann scores twice as Atletico wins Europa League final

Percentage of Atletico's 93 goals that have directly involved Griezmann (29 goals, 13 assists) this season. According to the report, Manchester City will aim to tempt Atletico Madrid and Griezmann with the lure of additional money.

Atletico lost to Sevilla in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey to see another title opportunity slip by, and in the Spanish league it stayed near the top throughout the season but was never really able to mount a title challenge against Barcelona. "I hope he is happy, and hopefully he will continue with us".

"If he stays, I'll be delighted and, if he leaves, I'll be grateful for everything he's done for us. This competition has given us a lot".

Both sides have history in this competition with Marseille finishing as runners-up in the 1999 and 2004 finals when it was known as the UEFA Cup.

"Now is not the time to talk about my future".

Marseille's swath of faded Premier League stars were impotent against the unison of Simeone and Madrid.

A number of teams are believed to be interested in the Slovenian, but Atletico boss Diego Simeone said earlier this week that he was determined to keep the stopper at the Wanda Metropolitano.

And though the victory came against Marseille, the club he supported as a youngster, there was no bittersweet ending to his evening. "I think this is a reward for our persistence, a reward for our hard work, our reward for our insistence".

Victory over Marseille in Lyon with a convincing 3-0 win completed the turnaround after a mixed European campaign in 2017/18 ended with a third European title in eight years for Atletico Madrid.

The striker said he would not discuss his future after the final, but added that he had grown ever more fond of Atletico and his team mates in the four years since he joined from Real Sociedad for 25 million euros.

Europa League winners Atletico host mid-table Eibar on Sunday before saying goodbye to Torres, whose second spell with the club finishes at the end of this season when his contract expires.