Griezmann - brought up in Macon, just 70km from Lyon - scored once in each half, his lethal finishes coming either side of Marseille losing Dimitri Payet to injury, the French team's captain coming off in tears.
But if this season is to be his last with the club, Griezmann produced the flawless parting gift at Groupama Stadium.
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"I hope it is not his last final because we need him and he knows that we want him to stay".
Leading SA bookies BET.co.za have installed Atletico as 1/1 favourites to win in regulation time, while Marseille can be backed at 61/20. "Of course, that is an added source of motivation, and if we do win the final, our names will be written into the club's history books forever".
"On a personal level he will feel so much pride, so much excitement after making a dream he had searched for so long a reality", Simeone said. One-goal leads are something Atletico can protect with the most deflating of ease, but on this occasion, they elected to give themselves an extra cushion. They carried on anyway, and so did the game, with sections of the stadium cloaked in thick pyrotechnic smoke.
Both his goals were very coolly taken, with careful finishes which gave his global teammate and Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda no chance to save. "Physically he is in good shape and for him it is important to win a title because he needs it, and that is the only thing that matters to him", said veteran midfielder Gabi.
They'll have to wait to see the diagnosis to determine if he can be on the final squad. Despite carrying a thigh injury, Payet appeared to be sharp and played a great through ball for Valere Germain in the third minute _ but the striker lofted it over.
The 34-year-old Torres is leaving at the end of the season, and raised the trophy aloft with his right hand in front of adoring fans who nicknamed him "The Kid" when he started his career in 2000.
Goalkeeper Steve Mandanda opted to pass to Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, deep in midfield, rather than clear long.
Griezmann didn't waste the glorious chance to finish a side-foot after being teed up by Gabi who intercepted the ball.
OM then conceded again just four minutes after the restart.
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