After his red card received in the Champions League first leg against Liverpool, Antoine Griezmann had served a suspension match. But he will also be for the meeting between Atlético Madrid and AC Milan, next Wednesday.
It is a red card that costs Antoine Griezmann dearly. Against Liverpool, a month ago, the Frenchman was excluded for an involuntary foul on Roberto Firmino. Suspended for the return match against the Reds, he missed a close-to-heart meeting at Anfield. But UEFA has decided that the French will be suspended for two games.
Antoine Griezmann will therefore miss the reception of AC Milan next Wednesday for the fifth day of the Champions League. A blow for the Colchoneros, who are fighting to finish in the top two of Group B. Liverpool, with four wins in as many games, are well in the lead and can no longer be joined. But Atlético is currently third, one point behind Porto and three points ahead of AC Milan.
Griezmann was fit in the Champions League
The next day is already shaping up to be decisive since, in the event of a defeat, Diego Simeone’s men can see the qualification fly away if Porto wins at the same time. Otherwise, everything should be decided in the last game, which will see Atlético move to Portugal.
After three goals in three Champions League games this season, Antoine Griezmann finds himself reduced to the role of spectator. He helplessly watched his family’s defeat at Anfield two weeks ago. He hopes not to have such an epilogue next Wednesday at the Wanda Metropolitano.