Team of the Week

La Liga Team of the Week: Griezmann shines for Barcelona

The Frenchman put in one of his best performances of the season so far as the Blaugrana defeated Granada 4-0

 
10:39am on Tuesday 12th January 2021
By
Martin Macdonald

Barcelona made it three wins in a row at the weekend as they overcame Granada with a comfortable 4-0 win in La Liga.

Their star man on the night was Antoine Griezmann (9.6), who contributed to three of the four goals with two scored himself plus an assist for Lionel Messi.

His second goal, in particular, was a lovely piece of work as he controlled a pass out of the air with one foot before lashing a finish into the corner with his other.

There were two perfect 10 performances in La Liga as both Dani Parejo (10) and Youssef En-Nesyri (10) were fantastic for Villarreal and Sevilla respectively.

Parejo recorded a goal and an assist, and misplaced a remarkable two out of 75 attempted passes during the game as Villarreal won 4-0 away at Celta.

En-Nesyri, meanwhile, helped himself to a hat-trick against Real Sociedad.

Making up the front three is another Villarreal star in Gerard Moreno (9.1) who scored one and set-up another versus Celta.

In behind is Nabil Fekir (9.1) as the Betis man won a quite brilliant 15/24 duels against Huesca, and recorded an assist too. That tally of 15 was the highest of any player in this round of fixtures in Spain.

Alongside Dani Parejo in midfield is Barcelona's Sergio Busquets (8.0)

Two more Betis players feature in defence, with Emerson Royal (9.0) placed at right-back after his assist and nine duels won, with Aissa Mandi (7.5) at centre-back.

Real Madrid may have been blunt in attack as they could only secure a 0-0 draw versus Osasuna, but at the back they were solid enough, largely due to the presence of Sergio Ramos (7.6).

At left-back is Valencia's Jose Gaya (7.5).

Before all the goalscoring started for Barcelona, Marc-Andre ter Stegen (8.2) had to be called into action early on with a superb save, which was one of four he made against Granada. He also misplaced just one pass the entire match.

 
 
8.2
87
7.5
80
7.6
94
7.5
78
9.0
81
10
88
8.0
84
9.0
78
9.6
91
10
85
9.1
87

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