Antoine Griezmann, Atletico Madrid deliver trademark performance to seal Europa League glory

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Marseille's Dimitri Payet walks off the pitch after sustaining an injury during the Europa League Final soccer match between Marseille and Atletico Madrid at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France, Wednesday, May 16, 2018.

The France star has been tipped to leave Atletico at the end of the season after four years in the Spanish capital, with speculation that he will join Barcelona.

"Now is not the time to talk about my future".

Atletico, who made their fifth appearance in the final of European tournaments in the past nine years, was crowned in the Europa League in 2010 and 2012, while Marseille anticipated for another European title after winning the Champions League back in 1993.

And this fan urged: "Jose, if you'd like, you can sign that man #Griezmann". We lost two Champions League finals (in the recent past).

If this is to be Griezmann's final big game for Atletico, then the France global delivered in a huge way - making a case that he could well be the world's third-best individual player.

Atleti's win secures a third Europa League triumph, pulling them level with Juventus, Inter and Liverpool behind five-time winners Sevilla on the competition's roll of honour.

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Barca are said to be keen to activate a reported €100 million release clause in Griezmann's contract, but Atleti general manager Clemente Villaverde insists the Rojiblancos are desperate to retain him.

"I am sure we will be the same and I'm sure we will return to another final to try to win again", he said.

"The truth is this was a dream for me, to win a trophy with Atletico, with [Diego Simeone] and my friends and teammates. This is the second, after a Supercopa, and I hope I can win more trophies". "I'm going to be grateful to this team always".

"I never gave him anything, he's the only player here who won the World Cup but he has had to work for everything and he leaves a very good legacy for other players to learn from".

Marseille pressed high from the start, and nearly broke the deadlock just on four minutes on their "home" pitch.

"We had the best chance first up (through Germain) and then we made a mistake that cost us a goal".

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