Goalkeeper of Madrid Atletico, Slovene Jan Oblak, Wins the 2017/18 UEFA Europa League
Goalkeeper of Madrid Atletico, Slovene Jan Oblak won the 2017/18 UEFA Europa League campaign. On Wednesday, 16 May 2018, his team defeated the French football club Olympique de Marseille in the final match of the second prestige European football tournament held in Lyon with a score 3:0. Antoine Griezmann bagged a brace (in the 21st and 49th minutes). Gabi kicked the last minute goal (in the 89th minute).
The Europa League Cup became the first international trophy in the career of 26-year-old Jan Oblak. For Madrid Atletico, this cup is the third in the last 9 seasons. The young athlete won the long-awaited reward on the third try. Earlier, Jan Oblak had played twice in the final matches of the European Cups, and both times his team had lost in a series of penalty shoot-outs. Thus, in the 2013/14 season, Jan Oblak, playing for the Portuguese club Benfica, lost the decisive duel to the Spanish Sevilla, the future three-time winner of the Europa League. In the 2015/16 season, already playing for Atletico, Jan Oblak lost to the most titled club in Europe – Real Madrid in the finals of the Champions League.