Goalscorer Diego savoured an "almost perfect" performance after Atletico Madrid hammered Athletic Bilbao 3-0 to win the Europa League.

Radamel Falcao scored two sumptuous first-half goals in Bucharest before Diego struck late on as Atletico emerged victorious for the second time in three years. And the Brazilian playmaker, who was suspended when his Werder Bremen team reached the 2009 final, was ecstatic after his starring role this time around.

"It was a hard game but we played extraordinarily well," he told uefa.com. "We were almost perfect even though we were facing a great team. It's a dream, an incredible moment."

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