Atletico won the trophy of the Europa League


Antoine Griezmann's double and captain Gabi's late goal secured a 3-0 victory for Atletico Madrid over Marseille in Wednesday's 2018 Europa League final - with Diego Simeone's side deserved winners both on the night and of the competition.

The French side looked even more lost when Payet went off and Griezmann's supremely well-taken second goal effectively finished them off.

But Atletico were hit with a transfer ban and the former Real Sociedad ace revealed he could not leave without a replacement lined up.

"I think now is not the moment to talk about my future, I just want to enjoy myself after my performance, after winning a trophy and I want to celebrate with the fans", Griezmann told reporters.

The 31-year-old had to watch the remainder of the game from the sidelines as fellow Frenchman Antoine Griezmann scored twice in the Spanish side's 3-0 win.

And this fan urged: "Jose, if you'd like, you can sign that man #Griezmann".

Griezmann, 27, has been strongly linked with a move to Barcelona in the close-season, despite being contracted with Atletico until 2022.

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It proved a comfortable night for Atletico, for whom Gabi scored a late third following Griezmann's two goals, and they lifted the Europa League for the third time.

"I never gave him anything, he's the only player here who won the World Cup but he has had to work for everything and he leaves a very good legacy for other players to learn from".

"It's also true that I have learnt a lot with Cholo [Simeone]", he said.

"I left home when I was 14 wanting to win titles", he said after the match. "I hope he stays. This was my dream, to win with my team and I've been able to achieve it".

Madrid's win in Lyon brings the tally of European trophies won by Spanish sides to eight of the past nine - Manchester United's triumph in the 2017 edition of this tournament is the only exception.

"The goal was to take advantage of the opponents' mistakes".

Cheered on by what seemed to be about 80 percent of the 59,000 in the crowd at the Stade de Lyon, Marseille made by far the better start - only for a crucial error on 20 minutes from young midfielder Andre Zambo Anguissa to be punished ruthlessly by Atletico's No. 7.