Griezmann double knocks Barca out of Champions League


Antoine Griezmann double strike helped Atletico Madrid knocking Barcelona out of UEFA Champions League.

Griezmann’s first-half header levelled the tie on aggregate and his second-half penalty, after Andres Iniesta handled in the area, made sure there was no need for the away goals rule.

‘It was one of the targets for this season and the players are sad,’ said Luis Enrique who had never previously lost a knockout tie as Barcelona coach. ‘Knockout’ was never a more appropriate description.

Now Simeone’s team join Manchester City in the Semi-finals with two spots remaining.