Marseille, which lost finals at this level in 1999 and 2004, began with urgency, but Germain shot over after being played clear through on goal by Dimitri Payet's slick pass. Adil Rami shot wide moments later as Marseille's positive start upset Atletico's rhythm.
The France global scored two goals in Atletico's 3-0 victory over Marseille to seal the Spanish club's third Europa League triumph since 2010 and Griezmann's first major trophy with the team. "In my career I could win many trophies, I had the luck to play in great teams, to be part of the best generation of Spanish players who achieved everything there is, but when you have a dream since you were small, like this, to win with your team".
Europa League match victor, Antoine Griezmann, was coy on his future, after scoring twice as Atletico Madrid beat Marseille 3-0 to secure the trophy in Lyon, France on Wednesday.
Afterwards, Griezmann was asked about the continued speculation linking him with a move to Barcelona but opted against providing any details on what club he will be playing for next season.
Captain Gabi's late strike rubber-stamped Atletico's third Europa League triumph since 2010 and gave Griezmann his first major trophy with the team.
"Antoine-if he stays we'll continue to grow and develop", the Atletico boss said, per Press Association Sport (h/t Daniel Matthews and Mark Mann-Bryans of MailOnline). "Whatever he decides I'll be happy because he has given us his life".
"We were hoping he was close to 100 per cent ready".
"He's given us a lot, he gave us a leap in quality as a team. I owe a lot to Simeone and my team mates". "If he stays we'll keep growing because we are destined to keep growing".
"Your feeling for a club gets stronger every game, every year".
The striker missed a penalty in the 2016 Champions League final against Real Madrid which his side lost in a shootout and that made him more determined to perform against Marseille.
Marseille was going for a second European trophy, 25 years after winning the Champions League, but ultimately had no answer to Griezmann's mobility and finishing.