As confirmed by the club’s official website, Barcelona have loaned out French superstar Griezmann to arch-rivals and reigning La Liga champions Atletico Madrid.
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Lionel Messi’s departure to Paris Saint-Germain earlier in August might have given Griezmann the opportunity to take centre stage
Aguero sustained a right calf injury in Sunday’s training session, before Messi gave a farewell speech at the Camp Nou after Barca were unable to sign him to a new contract. Messi is expected to join Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent.
The France international has been strongly linked with a return to Atletico Madrid, while a number of Premier League clubs are thought to be keeping a close eye on developments.
The 24 competing teams have been divided into six groups, with the Group F being labelled the “Group of Death” for containing three former Euro champions — Germany, France, Portugal — and two-time FIFA World Cup runner-up Hungary.
The 33-year-old has not played for France since October 2015, but is now set to line up alongside World Cup winners Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann at the delayed European Championship, which gets underway on June 11.
As ever, this game could play a key role in determining the order of finishers at the top of La Liga, with both Los Blancos and the Blaugrana hungry to challenge Atletico Madrid in what has become a three-horse race for the title.
Moments before Bilbao’s momentous triumph was confirmed, Messi threw an arm at Asier Villalibre, who had earlier scored a 90th-minute equaliser in normal time to deny Barca victory.
The victory took Barca back into third place in the standings with 34 points, closing the gap with leaders Atletico Madrid to four points
Griezmann has struggled at Barca ever since arriving in the summer of 2019 for €120 million from Atletico Madrid.
This was even in spite of playing the final half an hour with an extra man
The teams could only manage one shot on target in the first half, a hopeful attempt by Antoine Griezmann from the tightest of angles, which stung the hands of keeper Rui Patricio
The World Cup winner went off at half-time of Saturday’s 1-0 win over Valladolid after apparently asking to be subbed.
Even with his side drawing 2-2 and needing a winner to rescue their ailing La Liga title bid, he was not called upon until added time.
Barcelona hope to strike a part-exchange deal for Neymar that would see Antoine Griezmann join Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
Napoli produced a defensive masterclass against Barcelona at Stadio San Paolo in the Champions League to secure a 1-1 draw in thier last-16 first-leg tie.
Martin Braithwaite joked he won’t wash his Barcelona kit after getting a hug from new teammate Lionel Messi during a 5-0 win against Eibar on Saturday.
Leganes, second-bottom of La Liga, made a number of changes from the side that secured a 0-0 draw against Atletico Madrid at the weekend and a full-strength Barca took advantage
Ibiza took an early lead and held on until Griezmann came through
After the champions were surprisingly beaten 1-0 by Athletic Bilbao in their opening match of the season last week, they rebounded in style on Sunday