Antoine Griezmann’s resurgence continued on Sunday afternoon with the Barcelona attacker scoring an unbelievable volley in his aspect’s 4-Zero victory towards Osasuna, by which Lionel Messi additionally paid tribute to the late Diego Maradona.
Forward of the match, Ronald Koeman had referred to as on his gamers to supply a efficiency befitting of the Argentina legend, who died at his house close to Buenos Aires on Wednesday after struggling a cardiac arrest.
And Barca definitely delivered, working out 4-Zero winners towards their LaLiga opponents.
France World Cup winner Griezmann turned on the fashion simply minutes earlier than the half-time break to double Barca’s lead following Martin Braithwate’s opener.
The 29-year-old cannoned the ball previous the immobile Sergio Herrera after Jordi Alba’s cross was solely cleared to the sting of the field.
He then turned supplier 11 minutes into the second half, teeing up Philippe Coutinho for a straightforward tap-in after spectacular build-up work from Braithwate.
Ousmane Dembele later had a objective dominated out for offside, earlier than Messi put the gloss on the scoreline with a becoming objective and celebration besides in reminiscence of his fellow compatriot.
Messi’s sensible solo effort got here with 17 minutes remaining, with the legendary ahead eradicating his Barcelona shirt and revealing a Newell’s Previous Boys No.10 strip – which Maradona wore throughout his temporary stint on the membership.
He was visually emotional as he then pointed to the sky and kissed the shirt in a poignant second.
Barcelona’s victory strikes them into seventh in LaLiga, three factors behind reigning champions Actual Madrid in fourth, with a recreation in hand.