◼️ Diego Costa scored the goal that sealed the classification of the rojiblancos to the final on Tuesday 16 in Lyon.
Atlético de Madrid beat Arsenal in a tough eliminatory to get into the final of the Europa League on May 16, in Lyon. Diego Costa’s solitary goal for the 1-0 in the Wanda Metropolitano consolidated the classification after the 1-1 first leg in London.
The battle plan in the rojiblancos was not to give a space to those of Arsene Wenger and in the first stage the visit lacked opportunities to shake the bow of Jan Oblak. Even the best of the goalkeeper was in his resolution with his feet to guide the final of both victory: he took a long shot to jump several lines and, between punts and cuts, Antoine Griezmann put Costa hand in hand with David Ospina. A goal that was worth the classification.
The venue was only shaken by an attempt by Granit Xhaka from outside the area that went wide. Little and nothing. Fernando Torres almost put the finishing touch on time served to take advantage of a lost ball, but ended directly in the hands of Ospina.
Atlético got into the third final of their history in the Europa League and will try to keep perfect in these definitions, after having celebrated the champion titles in 2010 and 2012.