One of the top players of this generation, a World Cup winner in 2018 Russia with the French national team, Antoine Griezmann stands on the podium of being the French player to score most goals in the La Liga, ahead of a certain Zinedine Zidane and Thierry Henry. The French striker has made a name for himself playing for Atletico Madrid, winning the Copa del Rey and the La Liga in the process. He has been defeated twice in the Final of the UEFA Champions League by Real Madrid, a trophy he’s still searching for and that might just provoke his next move. We take a look at the Top 5 Goals by Antoine Greizmann.
5. Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid, 2016-17 La Liga
Cross-town rivals and title contenders every season in the La Liga, the Madrid derby is one of the most celebrated derbies in the World. To score on such an occasion is immense and Antoine Griezmann’s goal at home at the Estadio Vicente Calderon in Madrid healed wounds of the defeat in the Champions League Final a year earlier. He was part of the build-up to the goal and smashed the cut back with his weaker left foot to make it 1-0
4. Atletico Madrid v AS Roma, 2015-16 UEFA Champions League
The pick of the lot, this one came against Italian outfit AS Roma on their way to the UEFA Champions League Final the same season. Atleti were direly in need of a goal in the second half when Greizmann stepped up to produce a brilliant finish with a bicycle kick that stunned players and fans alike. The goal was nominated for the 2016 Puskas Award as well.
3. Real Sociedad v FC Barcelona, 2013-14 La Liga BBVA
Back when he hadn’t signed for Atletico Madrid, Griezmann was tormenting Barcelona with his antics for Real Sociedad. Ideally playing as a winger for the Spanish outfit, he played the false 9 roles at times and this goal came at home against the reigning La Liga Champions. It was a beautifully taken shot from outside the box that had the pace and precision on it to take it past Victor Valdes and into the Barca goal.
2. Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid, 2017-18 La Liga BBVA
Another Madrid derby, another Griezmann special. This one came at the end of a wonderfully constructed counter-attacking move that had the Los Blancos defenders caught out helplessly. Atleti were trailing 1-0 and a wonderfully taken goal by the French talisman saw the scored level as Atletico went on to secure a point and make a major dent in Madrid’s title hopes.
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1. Valencia v Atletico Madrid, 2015-16 La Liga BBVA
Antoine Greizmann might not be the best shooters around, but he does have a true eye for goal and reads the game to perfection. Atletico’s season was not really off to a flier but this gem of a goal taken by him against arch-rivals Valencia meant Atletico went top of the table with a game in hand.