Antoine Griezmann starred for Atletico Madrid as the Los Rojiblancos beat Club Brugge 3-1 to go level on points with Group A toppers Borussia Dortmund. Atleti are now in pole position to qualify from their Group unlike last Season when Diego Simeone’s men failed to qualify in a Group that had the likes of Roma and Chelsea. Atletico were coming off of an undermining 0-0 draw against bitter rivals Real Madrid and were in desperate need of goals coming into this fixture. Atleti’s main man, Antoine Griezmann rose to the occasion with a brace and was prolific in his team’s victory.
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Atletico Madrid were impressive on Matchday 1 of the Champions League when they beat Monaco 2 weeks ago and Diego Simeone’s men ensured that they would maintain their winning start in Europe’s elite competition. Griezmann put Atleti in the lead just 2 minutes before the half-hour mark, Atleti’s Talisman picked up Thomas Lemar’s cross and Coolly tucked the ball away into the back of the net.
Brugge leveled in the 39th minute through Arnaut Groeneveld who scored an absolute belter from 25 yards to shock the Wanda Metropolitano just before half-time. Saul and Griezmann came close to putting Atleti in the lead shortly after the resumption, only to be denied by Brugge Goalkeeper Carlo Letica.
Atletico Madrid managed to break the shackles in the 67th minute through none other than Antoine Griezmann, the World Cup winner put the ball in the bottom left corner after receiving Diego Costa’s generous pull-back to put Atletico 2-1 up. The Los Rojiblancos rounded up the win with a third through Koke, Griezmann bolted through the left flank darting the ball into the box only to find Brugge defender Poulan who backheeled the ball straight to Koke. The Spaniard calmly put the ball in the back of the net to confirm a well-deserved win.
Griezmann stars, Costa shaky
Atletico Madrid pays Antoine Griezmann 20 Million Euros a year and fought off the likes of Barcelona and Manchester United to keep their prized possession. Griezmann showed exactly why he’s Atleti’s highest paid player with two goals on the day, top performance from the World Cup Winner!.
On the other hand, Diego Costa’s Goal Drought continued. The Spaniard did set Antoine Griezmann up for his second goal but Couldn’t find the back of the net himself. The Spaniard has only scored one Goal this Season and to add to his woes has sustained a thigh injury which has sidelined him from Spanish Squad.