Without Messi, without Fati and therefore without Griezmann, FC Barcelona displayed an unprecedented line of attack at the start of the match against Dynamo Kiev (4-0) with Coutinho, Braithwaite and Trincao. Ronald Koeman had decided to blow Antoine Griezmann by leaving him on the bench at kickoff. The Frenchman finally entered in the 66th minute in place of Philippe Coutinho before scoring in added time.
At the end of the meeting, the Batavian technician explained the reasons for the late entry of Griezmann. “Antoine has been one of the players who has played almost every game so far, and in the national team too,” the coach recalled on Movistar. I decided to play him only for half an hour for physical reasons, ”he concluded.