Duo of Messi and Griezmann is a key to a successful partnership. Journalists found that both players delivered 63% of all points of Barcelona this season which is too much for the big club like Barca.
Barca’s chance to win La Liga
Barcelona have the opportunity to go top of the LaLiga Santander table on Thursday evening when they host Granada at the Camp Nou. If they win, they will be one point ahead of Atletico Madrid on 74, with this incredible comeback only a possibility due to the scintillating form of the Catalan giants in 2021. What’s more, in recent weeks, the partnership between Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann seems to be the best it has been since the Frenchman’s arrival in the summer of 2019. Once again, Messi’s numbers are outstanding as he is currently the top scorer in LaLiga Santander with 25 goals this season, as he goes in search of his eighth Pichichi Trophy and his fifth in a row.
Lionel Messi is in a good shape
The Barcelona captain, who has adapted well to the different systems that Ronald Koeman has used, has also provided 11 assists this season. Griezmann is another player that has not gone unnoticed, with the French forward seemingly comfortable in the 3-5-2 system that the Dutch coach has opted for in recent weeks. The former Atletico Madrid player is experiencing his best form in a Barcelona shirt and already has 11 goals, two more than last season, while he has provided six assists to boot.
After his first season at Barcelona was generally viewed as being a campaign of adaptation, Griezmann has started to find his feet and his connection with Messi is clear. Three of Griezmann’s six assists have been for Messi, an improvement on last season’s statistics, when the Frenchman teed up the argentine just twice, with Messi repaying the favour for six of Griezmann’s goals. Thanks to the excellent connection the two players have and the fact that they have both contributed to 63.15 percent of Barcelona’s goals this campaign, the title is in the Catalans’ hands with just six games to go.