Spanish LaLiga outfit Atletico de Madrid, are the newly crowned Europa League champions after claiming a dominant 3-0 display over French side Marseille in Lyon on Wednesday night. Atletico are now the second most successful team in the Europa League with 3 titles, second only to Sevilla with 5 titles since the competition was officially renamed.
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. Club captain Gabi drilled in the third goal late on as Atletico again lifted the trophy they also won back in 2010 and 2012.
Atletico de Madrid will now focus their attentiton on their friendly match in Nigeria, on May 22nd at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium Uyo against the home-based Nigerian Super Eagles team. The historic contest will take place thanks to SuperSport, LaLiga’s official broadcaster in most African countries, and prominent video entertainment company in Nigeria, MultiChoice, who are also the provider of digital terrestrial television platform GOtv. They are responsible for bringing the Spanish outfit to Nigeria for the special visit and to play in the maiden edition of the GOtv MAX Cup.
The partnership between the Nigerian Professional Football League and LaLiga has also played a major role in organising the match