Bayern managed 33 shots to Atlético’s seven that night, but one was decisive as Griezmann beat Manuel Neuer for a critical away goal in that second bosom.
Antoine Griezmann has an experience of how to beat the Bavarians
Barcelona will face Bayern Munich as underdogs on Friday, but they have a player with experience beating the Bavarians in Europe. Antoine Griezmann probably hadn’t forgotten May 3, 2016, when he and Atletico Madrid sent the Germans to pack to advance to the Champions League final themselves. Bayern managed 33 shots to Atlético’s seven that night, but one was decisive as Griezmann beat Manuel Neuer for a critical away goal in that second bosom. Now, in Lisbon, he will face Bayern Munich again in this unique quarter-final. Much has changed in the four years since then. Griezmann became a world champion with France. But he moved to the club and lost his untouchable status in the XI.
Quique Setien can choose to leave him on the bench in favor of Arturo Vidal in the frontline. Despite scoring 15 times in his first season, fans wanted more after the club spent €120 million on him last summer. Whether in XI or on the bench, the forward has a role to play at some point. He has experience of suffering against Bayern Munich and has since admitted that the Germans were “far superior” than Athletico that night. He knows what it takes to beat Bayern Munich and what it’s like to knock them out of Europe.