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Griezmann named official man of the match

9 days ago   |   By UEFA

Antoine Griezmann has been named man of the match for his display in the UEFA Europa League final.
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Garcia defends decision to start Payet in Europa League final

Garcia defends decision to start Payet in Europa League final

9 days ago   |   By Sporting News

The midfielder was forced off through injury during the Europa League final, but his manager was content with the risk he took on his star man
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Zidane backs Marseille to beat Atletico in UEL final

Zidane backs Marseille to beat Atletico in UEL final

9 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Ian Holyman Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has backed hometown club Marseille to win the Europa League final against his side's local rivals Atletico Madrid. Zidane, from the La Castellane neighbourhood in north Marseille, never played for the club, but he told reporters at a charity event in Corsica that they can win France's first European club trophy since 1996. "It's a great performance to have reached the final," Zidane said. "They have had a great run. A final is decided on the small details. They're two big clubs going head to head, two institutions, but OM have the means to win...
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Injured Payet exits Europa League final early in tears

9 days ago   |   By TheScore

Dimitri Payet 's Europa League final lasted a little more than half an hour. With Marseille already down 1-0 to Atletico Madrid , the teary-eyed Frenchman had to be subbed off with an injury, making way for Maxime Lopez .
Tough to see. Dimitri Payet in tears as he's forced to come off due to injury OMAtleti UELfinal pic.twitter.com/BdZYrF0BeA - Jonah Takalua May 16, 2018
According to BBC Sport , Payet was dealing with a thigh issue leading up to the final, though it's unclear if the same ailment forced Les Olympiens' captain off the pitch. The injury could have ramifications for France 's...
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Marseille owner confident despite defeat: 'This is just the beginning'

9 days ago   |   By TheScore

Lyon - Marseille's American owner Frank McCourt pledged there was more to come from the French giants following Wednesday's 3-0 Europa League final defeat by Atletico Madrid in Lyon. Marseille had been desperate to win the second European trophy in their history, on French soil, 25 years after beating AC Milan in the inaugural Champions League final. But two goals from Antoine Griezmann and a late third from Atletico captain Gabi handed the Spanish club a deserved third Europa League title in nine seasons. "Like all the fans, I am obviously disappointed with our loss tonight. But above...
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Griezmann: 'It is not the moment to talk about my future'

Griezmann: 'It is not the moment to talk about my future'

9 days ago   |   By TheScore

Antoine Griezmann refused to discuss the incessant speculation about his future on Wednesday, preferring to bask in the glory of Atletico Madrid 's 3-0 Europa League final win over Marseille in Lyon. Locals may have left the ground optimistic about France 's World Cup campaign this summer after the 27-year-old from nearby Macon netted on either side of half-time before veteran captain Gabi added a third near the end. Related: Griezmann inspires Atletico to Europa League final win over Marseille However, if some of the transfer tattle is to be believed, the showpiece could have been...
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Griezmann inspires Atletico to Europa League final win over Marseille

9 days ago   |   By TheScore

Atletico Madrid eased to a 3-0 victory over Marseille in Wednesday's Europa League final in Lyon. Antoine Griezmann scored twice for Los Colchoneros - one preying on a defensive error 21 minutes into the showpiece, the other a deft chip over Steve Mandanda shortly after the break - while Marseille's explorations into Atleti's defensive third were all too rare. Captain Gabi added a tidy finish with a minute left of normal time. It was the 34-year-old's first competitive goal since August 2015. The Spanish side's third strike came eight minutes after Kostas Mitroglou had a header denied by...
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Simeone warns of Payet threat in Europa League final

Simeone warns of Payet threat in Europa League final

9 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone is wary of the threat posed by Marseille's Dimitri Payet but believes his team's extra experience will count for something in Wednesday's Europa League final. "Experience is an important factor although it won't completely influence the game," said Simeone at a press conference on Tuesday ahead of the match in the French city of Lyon. A strong Atletico side, with a formidable defence and an attack spearheaded by Antoine Griezmann, are the favourites, having won the Europa League twice in the last decade and also narrowly lost two Champions League finals...
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