17 May 2018

Atletico Madrid win Europa League

9:40 am on 17 May 2018

Olympique de Marseille.

Atletico Madrid have won football's Europa League for the third time with a 3-nil win over a

hapless Olympique de Marseille.

Marseille dominated the opening stages but gifted Atletico the lead when Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa failed to control goalkeeper Steve Mandanda's pass out and Gabi intercepted before Antoine Griezmann scored in the 21st minute.

Antoine Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann Photo: Photosport

Marseille's playmaker Dimitri Payet left the field injured in floods of tears in the 32nd minute.

Four minutes after the re-start, Koke ran into a hole in the Marseille midfield and slipped the ball to Griezmann who dinked the ball past Mandanda, and Gabi added a late third to hand the French side their third defeat in as many finals in the competition.