Atletico Madrid win Europa League with an absent manager

Atletico Madrid win Europa League with an absent manager

The UEFA Europa was a one sided affair as predicted by pundits.

Atletico Madrid defeated Olympic Marseille of France 3-0.

The French side lost to the Spanish side in France.

The game was played in Lyon.

The team from Madrid won without their coach, Diego Simeone.

Simeone had a touch line ban in the first leg semi-final against Arsenal.‎

He has been suspended for four fixtures in Europe.

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Goals by Antoine Griezmann in both halfs and a goal in 84th minute by their captain, Fernadez Gabi were enough to seal the game for the Spanish side.

The French man who has been in form wasted no time to convert a mistake made by a defender of Marseille into a goal.

In the 81st minute Marseille had their closest chance when Mitrolgu headed the ball that defeated the Atletico Madrid goal keeper, Juan Oblak, but unfortunately, it hit the wood work.

It might have been different if Marseille had their star man Dimitir Payet fit.

He was forced off in the first half with an injury.

A goal by Fernandez Gabi the skipper ended all hopes of Marseille.

This win makes it Atletico’s third Europa League title.

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