Antoine Griezmann secures 'dream' Europa League triumph with Atletico Madrid

Dimitri Payet crying

Atletico Madrid will earn near €27m from winning the Europa League final on Thursday.

"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.

The second-half saw the Spanish side up the tempo considerably and they managed to score twice, via Griezmann and Gabi, to put the result beyond any doubt.

Griezmann would get his second of the game on 49 minutes with of a wonderful dinked finish after latching onto a perfectly weighted through-ball from the ever-impressive Koke. At the end of the match Costa in the counterattack found Gabi, and he scored his first t-shirt "Atletico" in 2015.

The France global, who was linked with a move to Manchester United last summer before opting to extend his contract with Atletico, said that his standing in world football was down to the coaching of Diego Simeone.

"We've reinvented ourselves in this competition, and against Arsenal (in the semi-finals) we showed what we're all about".

It was the kind of chance that does not come up often against an Atletico side who went on to keep their 34th clean sheet this season.

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That brings Griezmann to 29 goals and 15 assists for 2017-18, and you can see why even teammate Filipe Luis considers his €100m release clause a steal.

Griezmann, 27, scored either side of half-time in a dominant performance by Atleti, and would only say his aim was to "win more trophies" without being drawn on whether that would be with his current club or elsewhere following links to Barcelona.

"I was determined to take the opportunity to win one tonight". They will receive €10.3 million in total for their run in the Europa League.

Not that OM did not make a real go of it.

Marseille had started the match brightly, but came to regret an early miss by lone forward Valere Germain, who lofted a shot high over the bar after being presented with an open goal.

But then reality settled in - with both Mandanda's pass and Anguissa's first touch just not of the standard for a major final.

"I left home when I was 14 years old because I wanted to win trophies, this is my second and I hope I can win more". In the end, they could not quite deliver what would have been a real boost for French football - while Payet's injury could be a further problem for Les Bleus with the summer's World Cup now less than a month away.

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