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17 May 2018

Atletico crowned Europa League Champions: Match in numbers

Marseille vs Atletico - Match in Numbers

Atletico Madrid rode through a superb show by Antoine Griezmann to beat Marseille in the final of the UEFA Europa League in Lyon.

A brace from the Frenchman and a goal by skipper Gabi, helped the side see off the French side 3-0.

This was the Spanish side's third Europa League title after having earlier won in 2010 and 2012.

In context

Marseille vs Atletico - Match in Numbers
Griezmann continues to deliver his magic

French delight

Griezmann continues to deliver his magic

After scoring the vital away goal in the semi-final first leg encounter against Arsenal, Griezmann was on song in the final.

The Frenchman capitalized on Andre Zambo Anguissa's poor misplaced touch to score the first goal.

He then followed it up with a lovely dink to get the second.

He has scored eight goals and assisted four in European competitions this season.

Hero

Special occasion for club hero Fernando Torres

It was one of the biggest nights for Atletico Madrid hero Fernando Torres.

The Spaniard, who is bidding farewell to Atletico at the end of this season, made his 403rd appearance for the club.

Since making his debut in 2000-01, this was the first major trophy he won with the club.

He won three trophies at Chelsea in between that included the Champions League.

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Stat box - Atletico's superb campaign

Numbers game

Stat box - Atletico's superb campaign

Diego Simeone became the second manager to win the Europa League twice after Unai Emery (3).

Koke, who made two assists in the final, finished with five in this season's Europa League.

Jan Oblak registered his seventh clean sheet in European competitions this season which is the highest recorded by any goalkeeper.

Atletico equaled Sevilla with the most Europa League trophy won (3).

Spanish clubs ruling Europe

In the last 10 years Spanish clubs have won a total of 12 European trophies. Apart from 2013, the clubs from Spain have won either of the Champions League or the Europa in every season. They have done the double in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

A dream achieved finally

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