Barcelona Not impressing for Barcelona

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Antoine Griezmann‘s barren run in front of goal continued against Celta Vigo as he failed to score for the fifth game in a row.

The Frenchman’s time at Barcelona has been marked by his failure to strike up a relationship with Lionel Messi and his inconsistency at finding the net.

He’s scored just one goal in his last eight matches and is becoming less and less involved in Barcelona‘s play, making just 21 passes in 73 minutes against Celta.

In comparison, Ousmane Dembele made 43 passes in his 20 minutes on the pitch.

By half time, Griezmann had made just eight passes – two less than Ansu Fati, who was taken off at the break.

This time last season, Griezmann had completed 595 passes for Atletico Madrid. This year, he’s made just 529 for Barcelona.

He’d also scored more goals this time last campaign (six) than he has so far this season (four).

There was a chance for him to get on to the scoresheet on Saturday, but he squandered it, shooting straight at Ruben Blanco after Messi had found him in the penalty area.

Griezmann has played 1,210 minutes in 15 games (14 starts) for Barcelona so far this season.

His four goals came against Real Betis in matchday two, Villarreal in matchday six and Eibar in matchday nine. He still hasn’t netted in the Champions League.

Barcelona will be hoping their star summer signing can rediscover his scoring touch after the international break for their upcoming games against the likes of Borussia Dortmund, Atletico Madrid, Inter and Real Madrid.


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