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Fernando Torres shared a beautiful moment with the Atletico fans after the 3-0 win

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Fernando Torres came on as a late substitute in Atletico Madrid's 3-0 victory in the Europa League final on Wednesday night.

Marseille started strong in Lyon but they struggled to recover from Dimitri Payet's heartbreaking injury in the 30th minute.

Lethal French forward Antoine Griezmann punished a defensive mistake before adding another early in the second half.

And Atletico's captain, Gabi, put the icing on the cake by firing in a third in the 89th minute.

Torres, 34, is due to leave his boyhood club this summer - and finally won his first trophy at Atletico in his 403rd appearance.

Gabi, also 34, showed his class by sharing the honour of lifting the Europa League trophy with Torres.

"This cup has given us a lot," said Gabi after the 3-0 win. "Torres deserves it more than most - there's no better way to say goodbye to Atleti."

Torres and the fans

After the full-time whistle in Lyon, Torres shared a beautiful moment with the travelling Atletico Madrid supporters.

The veteran striker was handed a megaphone and sang 'Te Quiero Atleti' - (I love you Atleti). Watch the video below.

Emotional scenes.

The former Liverpool and Chelsea striker joined the club at the age of 11 and has spent a decade as part of the Atletico Madrid first team.

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Diego Simeone's side face Eibar in their final La Liga game of the season on Sunday - and he revealed why Torres was only given two minutes at the end of the final.

"I've never given him anything," Simeone said to reporters in his post-match press conference, as per Marca.

"For Fernando, it's a dream come true [winning the Europa League], I hope the crowd explodes on Sunday, he's a fantastic kid, everything he's achieved has been earned by him."

Torres shared some parting words after winning his first trophy at the club he adores.

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"Winning with Atletico was a dream I had as a child and it has become a reality," said Torres, as per FourFourTwo.

"Being part of this group is amazing, this is just the beginning of something very big.

"For me it is a fantastic ending. I'm going to be grateful to this team always."

What a beautiful way to end his time at Atletico.

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