Barcelona took on Eibar on the final matchday of the season in what was a rather uneventful affair, especially from the visitors. After failing to attempt a single shot in the first half, Ronald Koeman made changes to the team, brining on Martin Braithwaite for Fransisco Trincao, Jordi Alba for Junior Firpo, and Samuel Umtiti for Oscar Mingueza.
Eventually, it was a moment of brilliance from Antoine Griezmann which earned them the win as he flew acrobatically to hit a loose ball into the top corner. He came forth to give a small, to-the-point post-game presser, saying, “We are disappointed with this league, we have failed to win in some important games. Now it’s time to rest and see what we can improve on next season.”
On the same matchday, his former club Atletico Madrid sealed the title in absolute dramatic fashion, coming back from behind to win 2-1 against Real Valladolid, with the winner coming from none other than Luis Suarez. Griezmann wished them well, congratulating his friends on the league success, saying, “Congratulations to Atlético Madrid, I’m very happy for them. I have a lot of friends there. We now have to work to be champions next year.”
With Joan Laporta planning a major overhaul at the club, Antoine Griezmann’s future hangs in the balance. He has scored several game-winners this season, including those against Villarreal, Athletic Bilbao, and today against Eibar. Juventus have been linked to the World Cup winner, but Barcelona will need a concrete offer to sell a player they bought for €120 million.