Antoine Griezmann scores twice as Barcelona Place five Previous Real Betis

Ross Houston
August 29, 2019

The young Barcelona star published the following post on his Instagram account after making his debut in the 5-2 win over Betis.

Real Betis' Nabil Fekir scored an opening goal of the match at the 15 minute and gave the lead to the team.

"I told him to bring me his boots and they were a complete disaster, they were causing him pain", Valdes said at a news conference on Monday. Messi had already missed that game because of a calf injury, while Suarez got hurt before halftime in Bilbao.

It took the brilliance of Antoine Griezmann to ensure the Catalans avoided defeat before heading to the dressing room for the half time break.

"We really wanted to play another game and, when so many players are missing, the team stepped up".

Barcelona will hope to have Messi again for the journey to Osasuna subsequent weekend however with Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele each out for longer, Griezmann's assertion show was well timed.

If Griezmann's first owed something to the goalkeeper, his second was unstoppable. "In Guinea he was used to playing with balls made of rags, but when he got a real ball for the first time it was incredible to see him".

Griezmann ran over to the sideline and grabbed some confetti before throwing it over his head and lifting his arms to celebrate his second score.

Barca was persistent as Perez drove to the corner and Alba made it four, latching on a super Busquets pass within the full-back.

Barcelona remains behind Atletico, who maintained their best start with another 1-0 victory, now over Leganes since Vitolo came off the bench to score a second-half victor in Butarque.

Griezmann, who joined from Atletico Madrid for €120 million (S$185 million) in the summer, was lacklustre in the first match.

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