SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: EUROPA LEAGUE FINAL | ATLETICO DE MADRID CHAMPIONS

EUROPA LEAGUE FINAL | ATLETICO DE MADRID CHAMPIONS

Spanish Football Club ATLETICO DE MADRID has defeated OLYMPIQUE DU MARSEILLE 0 - 3 in the Final of the EUROPA LEAGUE Cup ( previous UEFA Cup). It is Atletico de Madrid 3rd Europa League Title & their 6th European Title overall.

Europa League Final 2018

The "Man of the Match" & protagonist was ANTOINE GRIEZMANN who scored two goals to secure things & put his Club in the correct direction. As most World Class players do, his interventions were precisely in the crucial moments of the game. Simply outstanding.

Atletico de Madrid Europa Cup 2018 Champions

The French Club started strong & was pushing forward the first 20 mins, but in the 21st min GRIEZMANN pounced on a defensive mistake to score the opening goal that poured cold water over O. Marseille. Then soon after another blow for Olympique when they lost their star player PAYET to injury. According to legend it is bad luck to touch the Cup before the game & Payet touched the Cup! 

Atletico de Madrid Europa Cup 2018 Champions

The second half was managed perfectly by Atletico de Madrid with Griezmann scoring the second goal in the 50th min. From here onwards it was "Football management" of the pace of the game & tactically solid in defence. This last art of Football is mastered by Atletico & they kept out the few occasions that Olympique did manage to create. 

The "final nail" came in the 89th min when Atletico Captain GABI scored the third goal to seal the title. Coach Simeone ordered that Griezmann be substituted to allow FERNANDO TORRES to get onto the pitch & participate. This way the Atletico legend says GOODBYE to his Club in the best manner possible.

Later as a gesture, Captain Gabi allowed Fernando Torres to lift the Cup for the celebration. 


Atletico de Madrid Europa Cup 2018 Champions

Congratulations Atletico de Madrid!

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