Antonie Griezmann demonstrated why he is reported to be Chelsea’s top target by scoring both goals as Atletico Madrid booked their Champions League last-16 place with a 2-0 win over Galatasaray.
The Frenchman is both Jose Mourinho and Roman Abrahmovich’s transfer according to the Daily Mail, and any watching scouts from Stamford Bridge would have been thoroughly impressed tonight.
Chelsea may look to spend their way out of trouble after a disastrous start to the season and displays like this could tempt them into triggering Griezmann’s £47m release clause – fee reported by the Metro.
The 24-year-old has found the net 34 times in 70 games since joining Atletico in 2014, and showed that he can score goals of all types by meeting Gabi’s cross with his head for the 13th-minute opener.
Madrid were dominant from that moment on but Koke, Diego Godin and Fernando Torres all missed chances to sustain Galatasaray’s slim hopes of a comeback victory which would keep them in the competition.
Griezmann settled the tie with his 66th-minute second and in the process guaranteed the 2014 finalists a place in the knockout stages. They shootout with Benfica for top spot in Group C next month.
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