Griezmann’s Double Leads Atlético Madrid to Victory in Champions League

2023-11-07 22:25:33

Author of a double and decisive on another goal, Antoine Griezmann allowed Atlético Madrid to take the lead in Group E by correcting Celtic Glasgow (6-0) Tuesday at the Metropolitano during the fourth day of the Champions League .

The Colchoneros, who had a complicated start to the competition with two draws and a victory in three days, overtook the Dutch Feyenoord, beaten at the same time by Lazio (1-0), to take first place.

Positioned at the heart of the game in a more remote position, as in the French team, Griezmann took care of everything, offering more control to Diego Simeone’s team in a new demonstration of his versatility.

The 2018 world champion gave his team a perfect start by opening the scoring with a cross shot from the left from 16 meters after a blocked cross from Riquelme (6th, 1-0).

Present in recovery as well as in finishing, “Grizou” repeatedly cut off Celtic’s timid advances with three defender tackles, on one side and the other of the field.

He then had the opportunity to widen the gap three times against a Scottish team quickly reduced to 10 after the exclusion of Maeda for a sole on Hermoso (23rd), but lacked precision in the last gesture (25th , 45th, 46th).

Griezmann everywhere, Hart helpless

It was Griezmann the passer who subsequently allowed the Colchoneros to take cover, the N.7 depositing a cross of more than 35 meters on the head of Gimenez, who saved for Morata, the Spaniard throwing to score from close range (47th, 2-0).

On a blocked cross from Llorente, who came into play at half-time, the French striker flew to score a double with a superb acrobatic recovery (60th, 3-0), before leaving to the applause of the Metropolitano.

Thanks to his 167th and 168th goals in the Rojiblanco jersey, Antoine Griezmann is only 5 goals away from becoming the top scorer in Atlético history ahead of Spanish legend Luis Aragones (173 according to club accounts) .

Diego Simeone’s men scored two more goals through Lino (66th) and Morata (76th), to bring the score to 5-0, facing the Scots unable to resist 10 against 11.

The fifth goal in four C1 matches for the Spanish striker, the twelfth in all competitions.

His compatriot Saul Niguez even added a sixth goal (85th, 6-0) to prolong the ordeal of Joe Hart, the former Manchester City goalkeeper.

But the MVP (Most Valuable Player) prize, rewarding the best player of a match or a season in American sports dear to the French player, will be good for Griezmann, well and truly back in one of the best forms of his life since the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

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