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Atletico claim Europa crown

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Atletico claim Europa crown (©GettyImages)
Atletico claim Europa crown (©GettyImages).

Radamel Falcao justified his golden boot billing by firing Atletico Madrid to a 3-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao in the Europa League final.

The Colombia striker produced two moments of magic in the first half before Diego's late goal put the seal on Atletico's second title in three years. Diego Simeone's side were vastly superior in their eagerly awaited all-Spanish final against Bilbao as Marcelo Bielsa's men froze on the big occasion.

Falcao's 11th and 12th goals of the tournament not only earned him the top scorer prize ahead of Schalke's Klaas Jan Huntelaar but took his all-time record in the competition to 29 in 29 games.

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