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Eibar 0-1 Barcelona: Antoine Griezmann ensures Barca finish third

Antoine Griezmann (second from left) celebrates scoring at Eibar
Griezmann's goal was his 20th of the season for Barcelona in all competitions

Antoine Griezmann scored an acrobatic late winner as Barcelona sealed third place in La Liga with victory at Eibar.

The French forward fired in from a tight angle at the back post following good work from Ousmane Dembele down the right-hand side.

It was a much-changed Barca, missing a number of key players including Lionel Messi, who had been given permission to rest before the Copa America.

They finish the season on 79 points, seven behind champions Atletico Madrid.

"We didn't do the business in important games this season," said Griezmann, who join Barca from Atletico in 2019.

"Of course I'm happy with the goal but still disappointed with how the league campaign has gone. We weren't good at the start of the campaign but we've been almost perfect in 2021.

"I'm happy for Atletico, for [coach] Diego Simeone, Koke, for my friends there and their fans. They deserve it."

As well as Messi, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba and Pedri were all absent for Barcelona, and initially it showed in a somewhat disjointed first half, though it picked up in the second half, culminating in Griezmann's fine strike.

Eibar's relegation had already been confirmed before the game and they finish bottom of the table on 30 points, returning to the second tier after seven years in Spain's top flight.

Line-ups

Eibar

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Rodríguez
  • 20Correa SilvaSubstituted forPozoat 76'minutes
  • 4Rodrigues de OliveiraSubstituted forBigasat 76'minutes
  • 23Arbilla
  • 11Soares Alves
  • 25GilSubstituted forLeónat 45'minutes
  • 33Atienza
  • 8DiopSubstituted forÁlvarezat 62'minutes
  • 14Inui
  • 17Kike
  • 9EnrichSubstituted forGonzález Casínat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Burgos
  • 3Bigas
  • 6Álvarez
  • 7González Casín
  • 12Muto
  • 15Valdés Díaz
  • 18García del Pozo
  • 19García
  • 21León
  • 22Pozo
  • 24Rodrigues
  • 30Magunagoitia

Barcelona

Formation 3-4-3

  • 13Neto
  • 4AraujoBooked at 78mins
  • 21de JongSubstituted forPjanicat 74'minutes
  • 28MinguezaSubstituted forUmtitiat 45'minutes
  • 2Dest
  • 5BusquetsBooked at 74mins
  • 27Kourouma KouroumaSubstituted forPuigat 55'minutes
  • 24FirpoBooked at 23minsSubstituted forAlbaat 45'minutes
  • 17Machado TrincãoSubstituted forBraithwaiteat 45'minutes
  • 11Dembélé
  • 7Griezmann

Substitutes

  • 3Piqué
  • 8Pjanic
  • 9Braithwaite
  • 12Puig
  • 18Alba
  • 19Fernandes Siqueira
  • 23Umtiti
  • 26Peña
  • 29De la Fuente
  • 36Tenas
Referee:
Santiago Jaime Latre

Match Stats

Home TeamEibarAway TeamBarcelona
Possession
Home33%
Away67%
Shots
Home17
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Eibar 0, Barcelona 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Eibar 0, Barcelona 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Takashi Inui (Eibar) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  4. Post update

    Offside, Barcelona. Neto tries a through ball, but Martin Braithwaite is caught offside.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ousmane Dembélé (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Quique González (Eibar) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Takashi Inui (Eibar) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rafa Soares.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Sergio Busquets (Barcelona).

  9. Post update

    Kike García (Eibar) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Miralem Pjanic (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Antoine Griezmann with a cross.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Eibar 0, Barcelona 1. Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner.

  12. Post update

    Riqui Puig (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Takashi Inui (Eibar).

  14. Post update

    Corner, Eibar. Conceded by Sergio Busquets.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Anaitz Arbilla (Eibar) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  16. Booking

    Ronald Araujo (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ronald Araujo (Barcelona).

  18. Post update

    Kike García (Eibar) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Eibar. Quique González replaces Sergi Enrich.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Eibar. Pedro Bigas replaces Paulo Oliveira.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Atl Madrid38268467254286
2Real Madrid38259467283984
3Barcelona38247785384779
4Sevilla37235952331974
5Real Sociedad3817111059382162
6Real Betis381710115050061
7Villarreal3815131060441658
8Celta Vigo381411135557-253
9Ath Bilbao381113144642446
10Granada37136184765-1845
11Osasuna381111163748-1144
12Cádiz381111163658-2244
13Valencia381013155053-343
14Levante38914154657-1141
15Alavés37911173656-2038
16Getafe37910182843-1537
17Elche38812183455-2136
18Huesca38713183453-1934
19Real Valladolid38516173457-2331
20Eibar38612202952-2330
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