Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Europa League: Did touching the trophy curse strikes Dimitri Payet?

Europa League: Did touching the trophy curse strikes Dimitri Payet?

Previously, NAIJ.com reported that Atletico Madrid thrashed Marseille 3-0 to emerge champions of this season's Europa League.

The striker missed a penalty in the 2016 Champions League final against Real Madrid which his side lost in a shootout and that made him more determined to perform against Marseille.

Atleti triumphed 3-0 over Marseille in Lyon to win a sixth trophy under Diego Simeone.

Griezmann struck in either half as Madrid captain Gabi rounded off victory with a late effort.

The 27-year-old France worldwide has been heavily linked with a move away from the Wanda Metropolitano this summer and showed his class as Atleti ran out comfortable 3-0 winners in Lyon.

The France worldwide, who scored twice against the Ligue 1 side in the Europa League final, has been linked with a move from the Los Rojiblancos.

"I was determined to take the opportunity to win one tonight". I came back at an important moment in my life, and without doubt returning gave me a sense of balance and peace.

The game carried on regardless, with Rudi Garcia's side well beaten by Diego Simeone's Atletico. "I owe a lot to Simeone and my team mates". He's played three finals with us and won two.

"I hope that he is happy to play for us".

The French club's hopes faded after Payet went off injured in the 31st with what appeared to be a thigh injury.

Griezmann returned to France to play the final against his boyhood club and did so with a bang, scoring either side of half time to put the game beyond the reach of Marseille. The 34-year-old Torres is leaving at the end of the season, and raised the trophy aloft with his right hand in front of adoring fans who nicknamed him "The Kid" when he started his career in 2000.

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