Antoine Griezmann scored twice as Atletico Madrid beat Marseille 3-0 in the Europa League final on Wednesday in Lyon.
Atletico took the lead midway through the first half as Griezmann capitalised on a poor error from Andre Zambo Anguissa, before Marseille captain Dimitri Payet was forced off with a hamstring injury on 31 minutes.
Griezmann, who is being tipped to leave Atletico this summer, then made it 2-0 with a delightful finish over Steve Mandanda (49), before Gabi drilled home the third with a minute remaining.
Atletico were already guaranteed a place in next season’s Champions League, and French side Marseille can still squeeze into the top three places in Ligue 1, currently sitting in fourth, a point behind third-place Lyon with a game remaining.
Marseille should have been ahead in just the fourth minute as striker Valere Germain was played through on goal by Payet, but he miscued his effort wide from 10 yards.
Atletico punished Marseille to take the lead on 21 minutes; Mandanda’s pass was miscontrolled by Anguissa, allowing Gabi to touch the ball for Griezmann to run through on goal and slot low into the net.
Marseille were handed another blow 10 minutes later as Payet was taken off injured, with the former West Ham midfielder in tears as his team-mates consoled him walking off the pitch.
Griezmann doubled Atletico’s lead just after the break in what could be his last meaningful act as an Atletico player, lifting the ball over Mandanda after being slipped through on goal at an angle by Koke.
Marseille nearly halved the deficit late on through former Fulham man Konstantinos Mitroglou, but his glancing header from Morgan Sanson’s cross came off the post.
As Marseille pushed forward late on, captain Gabi grabbed Atletico’s third, finding the bottom left corner from the right of the box after Koke had found him well.