Griezmann pounces twice as Atletico sink hapless Marseille

Antoine Griezmann declines to talk about his future at Atletico

After painful defeats in recent continental finals, Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid is determined to justify its status as favourites in Wednesday's Europa League showpiece against Marseille.

Griezmann, who was named man of the match in Lyon, has been Atletico's leading scorer in each season since he joined from Real Sociedad for £23.7m in July 2014.

The France global netted twice in Lyon, as Atletico brushed aside Olympique de Marseille 3-0 to win the prize.

Goals from Antoine Griezmann either side of the break and a third from Gabi in the 89th minute sealed a comfortable victory for Atleti in Lyon.

"It is not the moment to talk about my future, I must enjoy having won a trophy, and celebrate it with the fans".

Griezmann's decisive contribution helped erase bitter memories of 2016, when he missed a second-half penalty in Atletico's Champions League final loss to Real Madrid.

"Griezmann today confirmed what he has been doing year by year. Whatever he decides I'll be happy because he has given us his life", Simeone added. "I am forever grateful". He's played three finals with us and won two.

"We are not far away in sporting terms from teams who are more powerful than us".

Marseille had been desperate to win the second European trophy in their history, on French soil, 25 years after beating AC Milan in the inaugural Champions League final.

The game carried on regardless, with Rudi Garcia's side well beaten.

"We let our chance go in the first half".

Griezmann slotting coolly into the bottom left corner in the 21st minute after being set up by midfielder Gabi's first-time pass. Marseille's woeful defending contributed, as midfielder Zambo Anguissa failed to control a casual pass out from goalkeeper Steve Mandanda and the loose ball bounced straight to Gabi.

Things got worse for them when playmaker Dimitri Payet left the field injured in floods of tears in the 32nd minute.

OM then conceded again just four minutes after the restart.

Substitute Kostas Mitroglou almost pulled one back, his header coming off the post, before Gabi's low drive in the 89th minute made it 3-0.

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