Griezmann scores twice, leads Atletico Madrid to Europa League title

By Alex Butler  |  May 16, 2018 at 5:11 PM
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May 16 (UPI) -- French striker Antoine Griezmann netted two goals in Atletico Madrid's 3-0 win against Marseille Wednesday at Groupama Stadium in Decines-Charpieu, France.

Griezmann netted his first score in the 21st minute of the Europa League final. He received the ball after a poor touch forced a turnover from the Marseille defense. Griezmann dribbled into the box, before finishing a shot with his left foot, beating Marseille goalie Steve Mandanda to his right.

After the goal, Griezmann took off to the sideline. He formed the letter L with his hand and did the Fortnite dance called Take the L.

He added another score in the 49th minute.

Griezmann took a pass from Koke on that play. He brought the ball in with a soft touch, before pulling Mandanda off of his mark. Griezmann then used his left foot to chip the keeper.

Koke got another assist in the 89th minute. He found Gabi on the right side of the box on that play. Gabi finished off the feed by beating Mandanda to the far post netting.

Manchester United won the Europa League in 2017. Sevilla won it in 2014, 2015 and in 2016. Atletico won the final in 2010 and 2012, before being crowned the 2018 champions.

Griezmann scored six goals in eight Europa League games this year for Atletico.

Atletico battles Eibar in La Liga at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, Spain.

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