Barcelona

Antoine Griezmann took nine less touches than GK Ter Stegen v Dynamo Kiev

The Frenchman's time at Camp Nou just isn't getting any better and his involvement in games is decreasing

 
8:57am on Thursday 5th November 2020
By
Paul Macdonald

Antoine Griezmann's poor form at Barcelona continued on Wednesday as he took nine less touches than goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen in the win against Dynamo Kiev.

In a game where Barca spent much of the first 45 minutes camped in the Kiev half, Lionel Messi, Ansu Fati and Pedri were all actively involved in attack after attack.

Griezmann, however, wasn't. He did attempt three shots but the one he landed on target was from close range and really, really, should have been converted.

That seemed to dent his confidence and in his 60 minutes on the pitch he attempted just 14 passes with an 86% completion rate.

He wasn't fouled, nor did he foul. He didn't make a key pass, nor did he complete a dribble. In fact it's not entirely clear what he is contributing at all at the moment.

Antoine Griezmann
W (L), S (C) - Barcelona - 29 yrs
60'
6.2
Nov 4, 2020
60Minutes played
0Goals
0Assists
3Total shots
1Shots on target
0Dribbles
0Ball recovered
12Passes completed

Griezmann made 22 touches in his 60 minutes on the pitch - his replacement, Ousmane Dembele made 29 touches after coming on in half the time.

And the fact that Ter Stegen made nine more touches than him - literally having more involvement in the match than the Frenchman, doesn't make for pleasant reading.

It's difficult to know where Barcelona, Antoine Griezmann, and Ronald Koeman go from here.

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