Atletico Madrid vs. Athletic Bilbao: 6 Things Learned from Europa League Final

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Atletico Madrid vs. Athletic Bilbao: 6 Things Learned from Europa League Final
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Atletico Madrid took the Europa League title home from Bucharest with a 3-0 win over Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday night.

Radamel Falcao's brace got things started on the right foot for Madrid. His two goals came on what were very nearly his only two touches of the opening period.

Bilbao chased the game in the second half as Diego Simeone's team was content to sit back and defend their lead. But despite being gifted the ball, the Basque side were unable to produce any significant danger of a comeback.

Atletico midfielder Diego finished the night's scoring late in the second half to make it two out of the last three for his club in Europe's second-tier championship.

Here's what we learned on the night.

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