Monday, September 27

Griezmann’s work of art

  • The French star certifies Barça’s comeback with a decisive double, including a precious Vaseline

  • The forward, who was a substitute two months ago at Pizjuán and in the classic against Madrid, recovers his best version with four goals in the last three games.

Sometimes a punishment it is the best solution to remove the essences and get back on track. Never recognized Ronald Koeman that the substitutions of Antoine Griezmann They were for his poor performance, but he took him out of the eleven in two momentous appointments in the League. He did not play for a minute at the Pizjuán two months ago (0-2) and it was alternate in the classic on April 10 in Madrid (2-1). He only played the second half. This Sunday was the undisputed beacon of a Barça that achieved a valuable victory in Vila-real on its exciting route to the League.

The game had been complicated for the Catalans with the devil’s goal Samu chukwueze when Griezmann picked up a ball from Mingueza. Barça had failed before clear occasions, especially one De Jong’s amazing. It was necessary to define with solvency and the French did it like the angels. They had only passed 87 seconds from both the Nigerian and the tables were already a reality thanks to the beautiful shot of the former Atlético player, who stroked the ball with his silky left foot to overcome Asenjo.

Emery’s bitterness

Not satisfied with that phenomenal work of art, took advantage of a gift from Foyth, the Argentine defender of Villarreal, to certify the express comeback While Koeman I jumped up and Emery he was bitter on the bench like the night he attended the unforgettable 6-1 from Barça against his Paris SG.

Accustomed to suffering the wrath of many Catalans, Griezmann has responded with his best figures. Since his replacement at Pizjuán, he has scored five points in the last seven days of the League, with four goals in the last three games, including the Cup final.

Better than last year

This Sunday was his second double in the league, the first was achieved on matchday 18 in grenade (0-4). He also signed two goals in the Cup against the Nasrids and in the Super Cup against him Athletic. In the aggregate last year he got 15 points; in this one he has already been 18, only surpassed by Messi (33). Of course, the French is the only one who has scored in all competitions. The Argentine failed to score in the Super Cup, as did Dembélé Y Braithwaite. De Jong, meanwhile, is resisting the goal in the Champions League.

The former Atlético player has already scored more goals (18) than last year (15) and is the only one who has scored in all competitions

Griezmann was even close to taking the ball home, but Asenjo He avoided it before the break. The task was done. It only remained to corroborate the victory. Those intangibles that the French has contributed so many times are now reinforced by the goals, the more industible measuring stick, especially for a player who cost 135 million.

Final six

In recent duels he has picked up his friend’s witness Dembélé, who this Sunday replaced him in the 80th minute. Mosquito He had his moments of glory but has returned to the background due to his discomfort. The two world champions must be key to help messi in this last month of the league he can crown Barça with a double.

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I try to always be there. I am not in my natural position, but it is a pride to be at Barça and to add, sometimes with goals, others with assists and work, “reflected Griezmann as soon as the match ended.

The double-scorer is confident of the final success of the team. «We want to win the League. We have left final six. We have it in our hands, we just need to win all the games». Koeman also praised his footballer’s “great goal”, a work of art that paved the way for a champion comeback.

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