SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: EUROPA LEAGUE 2011-2012 | ATLETICO DE MADRID CHAMPIONS

EUROPA LEAGUE 2011-2012 | ATLETICO DE MADRID CHAMPIONS

The winner tonight was SPANISH FOOTBALL. The only sad event is that unfortunately there can only be one winner, in this case,  ATLETICO DE MADRID which proclaimed themselves EUROPA LEAGUE CHAMPIONS 2011 - 2012 after defeating fellow Spanish Club ATHLETIC CLUB BILBAO 3 - 0. Atletico managed to win the Europa League Cup again with the last time being back in 2010.

AT MADRID EUROPA LEAGUE 2012
Falcao

Atletico de Madrid started strong & pressured up front while Bilbao was still calming down from the nerves of the Final. In one of those "nervous" moments FALCAO did a marvellous individual play piece when he "found-created" a shot that found the back of net in the 6th min. It was an extraordinary goal that shook Bilbao & sent a message of intentions.

AT MADRID EUROPA LEAGUE 2012
Miranda - Llorente

Bilbao reacted & bettered their play controlling more the ball & creating chances. But Atletico tonight was concentrated & was tactically almost perfect with maximum discipline in defence that cancelled out the majority of the Bilbao opportunities. In fact, Atletico had a clear plan, defensive discipline, pressure upfront & counter-attack Football. In one of those occasions FALCAO again did "his party trick" & individually created a magical goal in the 34th min that took Atletico half way home.  

AT MADRID EUROPA LEAGUE 2012
Diego

The second half saw Bilbao make 3 changes & push the team forward to look for the goal that would help them attempt a comeback. But defenders Godin, Miranda, Juan Fran & Felipe Luis stopped all the Bilbao efforts & Atletico goalkeeper Courtois was secure & made a goal save that pushed Atletico closer to the title.

Then in the 85th min DIEGO sentenced with an individual play of stop-go-start Football & a crossed-shot to find the net for the 3rd goal. It was clear here that Atletico would be European Champions.

AT MADRID EUROPA LEAGUE 2012
Falcao

The man of the match was "Mr Europa League" , FALCAO with his 2 goals that confirmed him as the Europa League Top goalscorer - again. The Colombian simply put in a perfect night of World-class Football , as did his team.



From Spanish Football Sports, & me as an Atletico fan, congratulations to Atletico de Madrid,  & also to Athletic de Bilbao for being grand finalist & wishing them luck for the Spanish Cup Final coming up soon.


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