Atletico Madrid charged for far-right banner at Europa final

Marcus Newton
May 18, 2018

Those deeper pockets belong to Spanish champion Barcelona, which this season signed two of the world's four most expensive players in midfielder Philippe Coutinho and winger Ousmane Dembele.

"People talk about things, they have their opinions, but I've always said I have a contract here and I don't know what will happen in the future", Oblak insisted to reporters in the mixed zone following the game.

Griezmann has scored 29 goals this season, with the Europa League crown his second trophy at Atletico since arriving from Real Sociedad in 2014.

The scoreline mirrored the Spanish side's last Europa League final win over Athletic Bilbao in 2012 and cemented their status as one of the continent's most consistent teams since Argentine coach Diego Simeone transformed their fortunes. "If he goes then great, he's given a lot to us over the years".

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"Today [Griezmann] has shown that he is focused on Atletico and we will hopefully have him with us next year".

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

"And I think there is no better way to say goodbye to Atletico than lifting the trophy and he deserves it more than anyone else". I left home when I was 14 for that. "The truth is this was a dream for me, to win a trophy with Atletico, with [Diego Simeone] and my friends and teammates". Wednesday's win came against Marseille, the club he supported as a youngster, but he said beating them did not in any way take the shine off his evening.

A final goal by Atleti skipper Gabi in the 89th minute sealed the victory for the Madrid side, who lifted the trophy for departing club legend Fernando Torres, who made a cameo appearance as a 90th minute substitute.

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