Barcelona have made a big statement in Europe, beating Juventus by two goals to nil away from home in the Champions League. Following defeat to Real Madrid in Saturday’s Clásico, Barcelona responded with not only a fantastic result, but a wonderful performance.
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Barcelona were dominant from minute one to ninety, and despite Álvaro Morata’s best efforts for Juventus, Ronald Koeman’s side were vastly superior, and could have had more than two goals, putting in a complete performance away from home in the Champions League.
There were also several notable performances from Barcelona players today, including a midfield masterclass from Miralem Pjanić, a dazzling show from Pedri, and even more Messi magic.
Griezmann jokes when asked about his future following Copa championship: “Ask the president”
After being starved of trophies for two years, Barcelona have won silverware, defeating Athletic Bilbao in the final of the Copa del Rey by four goals to nothing. Lionel Messi was on target twice, while Frenkie de Jong and Antoine Griezmann got a goal each as Barça cruise to victory.
Following the game, Griezmann, who opened the scoring for Barcelona, spoke to the media, including about his future. He jokingly replied to that question by saying, “Ask the president.”
He said that he was very proud of the team and how they have managed to turn around the season, “Proud of the team and the work. We know that the season is very long and there are good and bad times. Keep enjoying the team and in the end the reward will come.”
He ended the presser on a celebratory note, saying, “We have to celebrate this title and enjoy it as a result of the work we’ve done.”
The Frenchman has been in excellent form throughout the Copa del Rey campaign and spearheaded the comeback against Granada in the Quarter-finals. He also assisted Gerard Pique for a last minute equaliser against Sevilla when all seemed lost, and has now been rewarded with the first Copa del Rey win of his career. Onto bigger and better things, hopefully.