Published: Fri, May 18, 2018
Sport | By Joe Gonzales

Thomas Partey becomes first Ghanaian to win Europa League trophy

Thomas Partey becomes first Ghanaian to win Europa League trophy

Atletico Madrid supporters light flares as they celebrate their team's Europa League tittle in Madrid, Wednesday, May 16, 2018.

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

Atletico Madrid's French striker Antoine Griezmann led the charge as the Spanish side claimed its third Europa League trophy in nine seasons, downing French side Olympique Marseille 3-0 in the final in Lyon Wednesday night.

The sentimental run out for Fernando Torres in his final ever game was also a bit of a tear-jerker; the boyhood fan captained the club at just 18 years old but is set for a move to MLS this summer.

Speaking after the victory, he said: "We love him very much and he deserves good things to happen to him".

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

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"It's about more than a trophy", Simeone said.

"Let's hope today's performance convinces him to stay with us".

France forward Antoine Griezmann, who is a doubt for the clash against the home-based Nigerian Super Eagles team due to World Cup preparations, scored twice as Atletico de Madrid swept aside Marseille.

Second in the Spanish top flight with one match remaining, they are on course for a top-three finish for the sixth straight season and have appeared in two Champions League finals in that period, losing on both occasions to city rivals Real.

The French worldwide has finally managed to break the second place curse, beating Marseille 3-0 in the final to lift the UEFA Europa League trophy. If we want to play the Champions League or the Europa League next year, we will have to go through mental challenges.

Griezmann, who has been with Atletico since 2014, is on a contract that runs to 2022.

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