Atletico Madrid 3-0 Athletic Bilbao

Ruthless Atletico rule Romania

May 9, 2012
By Mark Lomas, National Arena
(Archive)
It has often been said that success breeds success and, on a memorable night in Bucharest, it was Atletico Madrid and their leading light Falcao whose eminence exemplified that very sentiment. Two years ago, Atletico had been without a major European trophy in almost half a century, but a pair of fine finishes from their record-breaking striker, and a third from Brazilian playmaker Diego, ensured the Rojiblancos ruled Romania to claim their second Europa League trophy in just three years.

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