Antoine Griezmann struggles on Atletico Madrid return

Antoine Griezmann endured a disappointing return on his second debut at Atletico Madrid this weekend.

The French international secured a sensational deadline day loan move back to the Spanish capital from Barcelona until the end of the 2021/22 season.

Los Rojiblancos boss Diego Simeone has consistently remained a big fan for Griezmann’s talents despite the 30-year-old making a controversial 2019 move to the Camp Nou.

Diego Simeone

Griezmann was named in the starting line up for Atletico’s last gasp 2-1 La Liga win away at Espanyol this weekend but he made little impact in his first appearance back with Simeone’s side.

After missing a gilt edged chance in the first half, Simeone opted to replace him on the hour mark, with Portuguese star Joao Felix entering the fray as late goals from Yannick Carrasco and Thomas Lemar secured all three points.

Atletico will now kick off their Champions League campaign in midweek with a home tie against Porto.

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Tags Antoine Griezmann Diego Simeone Joao Felix Thomas Lemar Yannick Carrasco

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  1. Gabbie says:

    I don’t know why you guys are always on this man. Ffs ease up. He struggled? He managed 2 shots in the game and both were off target. Why are you failing to mention it was the only 2 shots the team had in the first half.

    The defence was poor and the midfield sluggish both on and off the ball. Changes were made at half time that stabilized the game. Griezmann left at 60 mins having the most key passes of any Atletic player over the 90 mins. He was also involved in goals that were later disallowed. Get off his back!

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