Messi, Griezmann Put 10-Man Granada To Sword


Antoine Griezmann and Lionel Messi scored a brace each as Barcelona beat Granada 4-0 to claim their fourth consecutive away LaLiga win.

Ronald Koeman’s team took a three-goal lead into half-time, SuperSports reports.

Messi scored twice for the second straight game.

Griezmann also netted a double and assisted one of Messi’s strikes in one of his finest showings in a Barca shirt.

Barca moved into a 12th-minute lead, with Griezmann reacting sharply and comfortably beating Granada goalkeeper Rui Silva after Sergio Busquets’ pass had deflected into his path off Roberto Soldado.

Ousmane Dembele shot wide but Barca did double their lead after 35 minutes.

Griezmann led a counter-attack and fed Messi, who set himself before dispatching a wonderful finish into the top corner from 18 yards.

Messi then struck again three minutes before the break, arrowing a free-kick from the edge of the area into the bottom corner after Yan Eteki had blocked off Pedri in a dangerous position.

Barca clenched the fourth goal when Griezmann struck again shortly after the hour mark.

The France forward controlled Dembele’s chip and sending an excellent right-footed finish beyond Silva.

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