But how did he perform overall?
📷 Antoine Griezmann: Match Performance
Barcelona lined up here in a different formation than normal, with Griezmann playing off Martin Braithwaite as the central striker. And it immediately looked better as a unit.
Griezmann threatened early, flashing a volley just wide of the target, before delivering the best moment of the match.
⚽ ⏱️ 42' Coutinho tried to clip the ball into the area only for the defender to head away, and as the ball dropped Griezmann caught his effort perfectly on the volley to lash into the top corner.
A ⏱️ 54' And he very unselfishly handed an assist to Coutinho 10 minutes into the second half, squaring to the Brazilian when he could have shot himself, who tapped into the net.
Overall Griezmann had four shots and three were on target in the match.
〽️ Antoine Griezmann: Rating
Griezmann showed signs in midweek that he was beginning to find his rhythm and scored in the easy win over Dynamo Kyiv, earning a 7.3 FC Rating. But here was arguably his best performance for Barcelona to date, scoring a 9.4 FC Rating.
🗝️ Key Stats
Griezmann match stats
Griezmann: What Next?
Griezmann now has the opportunity to build on the positivity of this display and prove that he is no flop and that he can indeed play in the same team as Lionel Messi. This was a real confidence boost for him and there could be more to come.