Barcelona coach Quique Setien praised Antoine Griezmann after contributing one goal in the win over Villarreal. Barcelona won 4-1 over Villarreal when competing in the Spanish League continued at the Estadio de la Ceramica on Monday (6/7/2020). Blaugrana responded to a trying week by producing a scintillating display to thrash Villarreal 4-1 away and stay alive in La Liga title race. The Catalans had drawn their last two matches to hand more momentum to league leaders Real Madrid but this win took them to 73 points after 34 games.
Antoine Griezmann contributed one goal in the 45th minute. The other three Barcelona goals scored through Pau Torres own goals (3 ‘) and the actions of Luis Suarez (45’), and Ansu Fati (87 ‘). The goal was the first for Antoine Griezmann after the corona pandemic.
Quique Setien also considered that it could bring back Antoine Griezmann’s confidence. “He has proven himself very well and has gained confidence,” said Quique Setien reported by Goal. “I am very happy because he scored a beautiful goal. His goal reminded me of one of Lionel Messi’s goals against Real Betis,” Setien added.
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Griezmann was named in the lineup against a Villarreal side, who had won five of their last six games. He capped his performance with a sumptuous goal, receiving a back-heeled lay-off from Messi. He coolly delivering a chip that skimmed off the crossbar and into the net. Messi also produced an outstanding performance but failed to score, having one effort ruled out for offside.