Antoine Griezmann may well miss out on the Ballon d’Or once again in January - with Cristiano Ronaldo favourite to get his hands on the award for a fourth-time - but that doesn’t mean we don’t realise just how good the Frenchman is.
The Atletico Madrid star may sneak onto the podium after his ‘nearly’ year. The forward almost helped Atleti win the title, helped them reach the final of the Champions League and played a major role as his French side reached the final of Euro 2016.
But, with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez also hoping for a place in the top three, it could be tough for the 25-year-old to earn his place.
However, he did his chances no harm whatsoever with a quite brilliant goal for his side in their Champions League clash against FK Rostov.
With the scores level, Griezmann was played through by Yannick Carrasco, via a deflection off the head of a defender.
Griezmann had to improvise and adjusted his body to produce an incredible acrobatic finish. It was simply brilliant. Take a look at the finish below:
Griezmann went into the match with six goals to his name in eight appearances in all competitions - although this was his first in the Champions League this season.
A win would guarantee progression for Atleti but they conceded just two minutes after Griezmann’s opener.
Despite being level at 1-1, due to Bayern Munich drawing with PSV with the same scoreline, Atleti would still progress if the scores remained the same.
Although with Griezmann on the pitch, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Diego Simeone’s side go onto to beat their Russian opponents.
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