Atletico Madrid Book UEFA Champions League Berth for Straight Sixth Time

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Having lost 1-0 to Sporting CP on Thursday, the home side appeared to be suffering a Europa League hangover until Angel Correa broke through Levante's resistance in the 33rd minute.

"For financial reasons, the club had to get rid of players and wages, and they go to Levante with only 13 players from the first-team at a crucial part of the season where you have to be sharp with players in front of goal, they may struggle with it".

Torres scored the third goal after 77 minutes with the veteran forward now on his farewell tour with the club.

Atletico have 71 points from 32 games, meaning that they are guaranteed to finish among the top-four in the La Liga.

Fernando Torres, who is set to leave Atletico at the end of the season, was introduced just after the hour mark.

Allowed to drift in from the right flank while retaining possession, a meandering Vitolo run created the opportunity for his team-mate to break the deadlock, Correa cleverly cutting the ball onto his right foot to fire a low drive beyond visiting goalkeeper Oier Olazabal.

Three minutes into the second half, the lead was doubled as Griezmann turned home Sime Vrsalijko's cross with a first-time finish.

He finally brought up three figures with a superb volley to complete the scoring in the comfortable win, leaving Simeone to heap praise on the former Spain striker.

The Gunners may have faltered in the Premier League this term, but they will still be confident of salvaging their season by winning the Europa League.

The Spaniard is unlikely to face Arsenal but Griezmann nearly certainly will and his goal was his 19th in La Liga this season, coming without Diego Costa, who is still nursing a thigh strain.



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