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Sports News of Thursday, 17 May 2018


Thomas Partey thankful to God for Europa League success

Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey is revelling in the moment, having helped Atletico Madrid to win the Europa League.

The 24-year-old went into the history books as he became the first Ghanaian player to lift the Europa League following Atletico’s 3-0 win over Olympique Marseille in the final played on Wednesday.

A double from Antione Griezmann and another from Gabi were enough to see Diego Simeone’s side win a first European trophy since 2011.

Partey, who came on as a second-half substitute, could not hide his joy after lifting his first trophy with the Rojiblancos.

The Black Stars enforcer took to Twitter to post a picture which he was holding the Europa League trophy, accompanied by a thank you message to God.

Partey simply wrote: “Thanks to the Almighty God.”

The Ghanaian has seen his stock rise since moving to the Madrid club as a teenager in 2013. He has also been influential for the Black Stars in the last few years.

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