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Antoine Griezmann scores twice as Atletico Madrid beat Marseille to win Europa League

Antoine Griezmann scored a fabulous brace as Atletico Madrid sealed their third European title in style with a 3-0 victory over Marseille. 

Griezmann, who has been linked with a move away from Atleti this summer, scored either side of half-time to stake his team to a 2-0 lead over the Ligue 1 side before the 50-minute mark.

Things got worse for Marseille just after the half-hour mark when Dimitri Payet had to be substituted after picking up an apparent muscle injury and left the field in tears.

And Griezmann effectively killed off the match with another classy strike at the start of the second half, dinking the ball into the back of the net over goalkeeper Steve Mandanda after Koke had sprung him in the Marseille area.

Atleti captain Gabi did the honours on his team’s third — finishing off a counter-attack with a daisy-cutter to the far post that left Mandanda no chance — before club-legend Fernando Torres came on for a short cameo in his last appearance in a Rojiblancoshirt.

Despite the loss, Marseille can still make it into next season’s Champions League via the French league if they beat Amiens and third-placed Lyon lose to Nice.

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