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Marseille 0-3 Atletico Madrid: 5 Talking Points

Shambhu Ajith
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5.90K   //    17 May 2018, 10:00 IST

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Champions!

Goalscorers: Antoine Griezmann 21' 49' Gabi 89'

Atletico Madrid have become the Europa League champions after they proved to be too tough to tame for Marseille as they march out of the season as deserved winners of the Europa League. However, contrary to what the scoreline suggests, it was Marseille that looked set to take the lead on the night after starting off ever so brightly.

However, a defensive error would undo everything before Griezmann and Gabi put the game beyond doubt and added another bit of silverware to Atletico's cabinet.

Without further ado, let's take a look at the 5 talking points from the game.


#5 Marseille start brightly but couldn't capitalize on the early momentum

Marseille, who were enjoying the lion's share of the support at the Stade De Lyon, Marseille started the game off on the right foot. They were pressing high up the pitch and surprised Atletico with their intensity from the get-go.

It looked like they might just catch the Spanish side off guard and they almost did but Payet's defence-splitting through ball couldn't be finished off by Valere Germain.

But the atmosphere changed entirely when Andre Zamba Anguissa's defensive error gifted a goal to Atletico Madrid. And once that goal went in, it suddenly looked like a mammoth task for Marseille as we all know how sturdy the Atletico Madrid defence can be.

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