One of the luckiest clubs in the recent transfer window is Paris Saint-Germain because they got many world-class players free. Barcelona on the other hand experienced a bit of misfortune by losing Messi to PSG and one of his possible replacements, Griezmann, to Atlético Madrid. Messi spent 20 years in Barcelona and a player of his quality was a fan favorite, losing him alone was painful for many of the fans, but it could have been worse if he reunited with one of his best friends.
The Champions League continues with Atletico Madrid hosting Liverpool at the Metropolitano Stadium on the 19th of October 2021. Liverpool clinched a 3:2 victory to continue in their winning streak in the Champions League after an impressive performance in the match. Mohammed Salah opened the scoring for Liverpool in the 8th minute of the match while Baby Keita doubles the lead in the 13th minute of the match.
Over the years, top European teams have taken steps to secure the future of a particular player by attaching an expensive release clause to their contract. For example, David Alaba has a release clause of €850m, while Griezmann has a release clause of €800m. However, recent reports confirm that only Pedri has been handed a new contract by FC Barcelona.
Lionel Messi left Barcelona for PSG in the summer transfer window. Shortly after Messi left Barcelona, Griezmann also left Barcelona as he linked up with his former teammates at Atletico Madrid on loan from Barcelona. Photo Credit: Transfermarkt Messi and Griezmann had to endure a difficult start in their new teams.
Barcelona have unveiled their new player, luuk de Jong. Luuk de Jong was signed from Sevilla on a season-long loan on 31 August 2021. His loan duration lasts untill 30 June 2022. Barcelona will pay de Jong's wages and have the option to make the deal permanent.
Antoine Griezmann's physical prowess could be considered extraordinary, having participated in a whopping 92 percent of the matches played by his teams throughout his career in Spain. While other players can suffer blows from overload or fatigue, nothing can stop Griezmann in his spells at Real Sociedad, Atlético de Madrid and Barcelona.
The much anticipated UEFA Champions League game between Liverpool and Atlético Madrid has come and gone, but the talking points in the game remain fresh in the mind of the entire football lovers around the world. Liverpool were expected by many to outplay the Spanish giant, considering their current form in the English Premier League.
Barcelona has been through a lot lately, their start of the season was really bad, it wasn't what they would have expected or wanted but with what they were going through it was inevitable. The main thing that caused all their sorrow was their financial crisis, it was the cause of all their problems and their poor transfers made.
Several players had a shorter preseason than they had hoped after a delayed season-ending and a busy summer with international football. A few players have hit the ground running, however. European stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku were in top form during the summer. Despite moving to different clubs, they have carried forward this form.
Antoine Griezmann is an Atlético Madrid player once again, even though the deal is on loan, he is most likely to remain in the Spanish Capital beyond the two-year deal. To convince him to stay in Madrid, the president of Atlético warned him that he wouldn't be as loved in Barcelona as he was in Atlético, but he chose to leave irrespective.
Atletico Madrid was happy to bring Griezmann back to their club after he spent years of unimpressive performances in Barcelona. Griezmann returned to Atletico Madrid with the hope that he will resurrect his failing career. Photo credit: planetfootball.com Surprisingly, Griezmann has started life in Atletico Madrid in the worst possible way.
Antoine Griezmann's football this year has been full of ups and downs. By January this year, Griezmann was a high earning player at Barcelona and also he was playing with one of the greatest players in earth - Lionel Messi. But things went downhill at Barcelona and the club needed to cut there spendings due to debt.
On August 29, 2010, 19-year-old Antoine Griezmann made his LaLiga Santander debut for Real Sociedad after impressing with LaLiga Smartbank squad the previous season. It was the start of a brilliant decade that made him one of Atletico Madrid's biggest signings for € 30million in 2014, immediately catching attention.
Atletico Madrid and Liverpool battled for who tops the group in their 3rd Champions League matchday. The match ended 3-2 in favour of Liverpool with 2 goals from Mohammed Salah and a goal from Naby Keita. Antoine Griezmann scored both goals for Atletico Madrid but unfortunately, he couldn't be the hero for the Spanish club.
A period of adaptation with a new signing is always to be expected, but after 304 minutes, more was expected from Griezmann, especially since he knows the club, the coach, LaLiga Santander and he arrived at the game in the same shape as he had been playing before with the Barcelona.
Forwards are probably the most interesting players to watch on the football pitch. This is because they provide most of the goals and assists that make football interesting to watch. We've seen some good performances from some of the best forwards in Europe's top leagues. However, there are still some world-class forwards who are yet to hit the ground running this season.
After the departures of several key players this summer, Barcelona's team was substantially deflated. On the surface, it looks that FC Barcelona sustained significant losses during the summer transfer window. Even though they have lost a lot of key players, new signing Sergio Aguero has cautioned rivals that they are still ready to contend for trophies.
Thomas Lemar scored a goal in the 99th minute as Atletico Madrid came back from behind to beat Espanyol 2-1 on Sunday and ensure Antoine Griezmann's first game with the club ends in a victory. The excellent Lemar struck in the ninth of 10 minutes of added time at the RCDE Stadium to sink an exhausted Espanyol and give the defending La Liga champions a third win out of their first four games.
This week has been a good week of football for the world and we got to see the return of many good players back to their form. Hopefully, it stays that way and we see the best of them in the future. 1. Antoine Griezmann Atletico Madrid fans were not pleased with his return and he made matters worse with his first appearances for the club which relegated him to the bench.
France won Belgium in the semifinals of the UEFA Nations League. In the first half, France were down 2-0 to Belgium after goals from Yannick Carrasco and Romelu Lukaku but after half time, France came back with more fire in their bones and completed a comeback against Belgium, winning 3-2.