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Antoine Griezmann issues huge rebuttal to latest transfer claims

Leaders Barcelona face Leganes at the Camp Nou Leaders Barcelona face Leganes at the Camp Nou
Elias Hubbard | 09 April, 2018, 00:37

Real Madrid players appealed for a penalty in the 39th minute as the ball seem to have struck Savic on his arm, but the referee ignored it again.

Gareth Bale returned to Zinedine Zidane's line-up while Karim Benzema had to settle for a spot on the bench.

Los Blancos came close to pulling a late upset in this one as Jan Oblak pulled off a stunning save to block the free kick from Sergio Ramos.

The Portuguese did not appear to be carrying an injury, which made his removal even more of a surprise.

The Frenchman also admitted that the training he did in the summer prepared him "really well", physically, for the season ahead, and he is now reaping the rewards at the business end of the season and with the World Cup in Russian Federation looming.

Atletico remain second on 68 points, four ahead of Madrid who occupy the third spot with seven games left to play in the league.

Griezmann has nine goals in his last eight Atletico outings, so expect a few more from the Frenchman if he can continue his good goalscoring form. "Teams like PSG and Juve have seen how hard it is to face them [in the Champions League]".

But Antoine Griezmann equalised on the rebound after Vitolo's shot was saved by Keylor Navas.

The Atletico star is clearly a fan of the video game Fortnite and has already given us a few celebrations inspired by the game.

"When they scored we responded immediately, and we saw a game we could win with Koke and [Angel] Correa".

Having won the title last season, Madrid will want to finish in a respectable second with Barcelona all but confirmed champions.

The 33-year-old was withdrawn after 63 minutes for a rest ahead of Madrid's Champions League quarter-final second leg against Juventus at the Bernabeu on Wednesday and was an animated observer from the bench as Sergio Ramos twice came close to a late victor - once with a free-kick pushed over by Jan Oblak and then with a header from the resulting corner.

Atletico are also in European action as they head to troubled Sporting on Thursday.

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