Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann scores stunning chip from Messi back-heel vs Villarreal

  • Kobe Tong

Barcelona are having the time of their life against Villarreal on Sunday night.

You would expect the Blaugrana to be playing with an element of trepidation considering Real Madrid's win against Athletic Bilbao leaves them with an uphill battle in the La Liga title race.

However, it seems to be raining stunning goals at Estadio de la Cerámica.

Barcelona fired themselves into an early lead courtesy of an own goal forced by Antoine Griezmann, but the hosts took no time at all to respond through Gerard Moreno.

That's when the worldies started raining in, though, with Lionel Messi reminding everybody why he's the greatest player of all time by running from the halfway line with a stunning dribble.

Griezmann's stunning chip

Luis Suarez was the player who benefitted from this stunning piece of skill and managed to score a goal of equal brilliance by whipping the ball into the far top corner.

Insanely, though, that wasn't even the best goal of the first-half as Griezmann decided to get in on the act with an outrageous chip that reminded everyone of Messi vs Real Betis last season.


WATCH: Griezmann's audacious strike

The Frenchman arrived on the ball with the sort of composure you only see from world-class players like himself, before deftly lifting his strike across the penalty area and into the top right-hand corner.

The goalkeeper was left to enjoy the Villarreal sky as the ball floated over his head and into the net.

It's one of the cheekiest goals you'll see all season and you can check it out down below:

Boy did Barcelona have their Weetabix this morning.

There's a hint of Eric Cantona in that strike from Griezmann in the best possible way.

Truth be told, moving from Atletico Madrid to Barcelona hasn't been as plain sailing as the World Cup winner might have expected and his cheeky chip was just his ninth league goal of the season.

But if the club are willing to be patient with him - lest we forget he's a former Ballon d'Or contender - then moments like this against Villarreal show that they'll likely be rewarded. 


It's easy to think that Barcelona have been a little trigger-happy in recent years, but they could see Griezmann more trigger-happy in front of goal if they resist the temptation to eject him too soon.

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