The Frenchman scored for the first time since December 2, during Saturday’s victory over Granada.

Antoine Scored Barca’s first and fourth gouals against Granada

Antoine Griezmann was relieved by scoring goals against Barcelona again. The Frenchman scored for the first time since December 2, during Saturday’s victory over Granada. Unable to find a net, the former Atletico Madrid striker scored Barcelona’s first and fourth goals at Nuevo Los Carmenes. “The first one was not offside, and so I went for it,” Griezmann later explained. “When Ousmane Dembele gives me the ball, I try to shoot and luckily it went in. They weren’t going in before, but now it seems like things are going well.” Ronald Keeman’s side has now picked up victories in three of the last four matches in LaLiga. “We needed three points to win and keep up this race,” added Griezmann. “I’m pleased about the team’s work. We must continue to get all three points.”

“We know that Granada is a difficult place to come and a difficult team to face. We started very well. We must continue to do so. We must pick up three points in every match, and then we’ll see what happens. We must maintain the good impression we made against Athletic Club.” Unlike against Athletic on Wednesday, Barcelona has kept a clean sheet against Granada, with Samuel Umtiti replacing Ronald Araujo in the starting lineup. “Umtiti was not ready because he came right after the warm-up,” Griezmann continued. “We worked really well.”