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Torres fulfils childhood dream in Europa League final

Torres fulfils childhood dream in Europa League final

"I left home at 14 years old because I wanted to win trophies, this is my second after the Supercopa, and I hope there can be more".

Atletico captain Gabi then wrapped up the scoring late on, and celebrated like a man who would prefer to forget he called this competition "sh*t" when his side dropped into it from the Champions League last December.

For Griezmann, born just 60km away from Lyon into a family of OL supporters, this was nearly a home game, but he could not have expected the gift OM offered him to open the scoring. They work very hard.

Watch below and judge for yourself - have you ever seen a worse quality shot taken in a major final? However, he said his team would be in safe hands with his loyal assistant coach German "Mono" Burgos.

The match is the first of two opportunities Marseille will have this week to qualify for the Champions League.

A chance to renew the intrigue in "Marseille" was on the 80th minute, however, Mitroglou, winning the aerial duel with Godin that hit the post.

Payet had rolled the ball through to Valere Germain in the opening five minutes only for the midfielder to fire wide. We've proven that we could overcome some steep challenges.

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"Today, of course, Atletico are favourites".

But their experiences of Wednesday evening's (Thursday morning AEST) UEFA Europa League final at a cacophonous Groupama Stadium could hardly have been more contrasting.

Payet hailed the Marseille supporters for helping carry the team so far.

"I feel sad that I won't be as close as I'd like to the players but we had this situation before, when German took charge against Arsenal", he said. "We also missed him from set-pieces as Atletico, if they do ever concede, sometimes concede from set-pieces".

"We've managed to navigate the two, which is not easy".

But he declared himself ready to play the day before.

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