Marseille 0-3 Atletico Madrid: 5 things we learned

Diego Simeone’s team lived up to their billing as favourites on Wednesday when they beat Marseille to the Europa League.

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Why isn’t anybody talking about Spain’s chances at the World Cup this summer?  

This, the side that thrashed Argentina 6-0. This, too, is the country whose club has won the Champions League in each of the past two seasons. And on Thursday night, this was the country that claimed an eighth winner of the Europa League in the last decade.  

Atletico Madrid were a class above Marseille at Parc OL with Diego Simeone prowling in the director’s box as his players secured the sixth major trophy of his tenure.  

In a game that felt entirely mismatched, here are five things we learned.

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