The numbers 2 and 8 took a step further in their quest for worldwide relevance when these 2 sides last met in the year of the pandemic. For the average Barça fan, those are memories they would rather leave in the past.
The last game of the Champions League 20/21 group stage didn’t go as well as Barça would have wanted.
Barça welcomed Osasuna on Sunday afternoon in the La Liga’s first game of the day. Ronald Koeman lined Barca up in a formation that looked like a 4-1-4-1 at first, but it soon became obvious that Pedri was playing in a pivot role, next to Frenkie De Jong. Seeing Martin Braithwaithe, Antoine Griezmann, Lionel Messi and Phil Coutinho all start was a fascinating and unpredictable turn of the hand by Señor Koeman. Well played. So, what else did we see? Griezmann's Improvement Antoine Griezmann had a really good outing today; he was zipping in and out of the pockets of space between the Osasuna midfield line and defense line. It was a really good performance from the Frenchman, a truly reassuring display