Fekir vs Griezmann: Betis clash boils down to French duel
- Antoine Griezmann and Nabil Fekir are expected to be key players for their sides.
- Both are playing in quite similar positions, with Griezmann being slightly more attacking-focused under Valverde.
- Both are the players of France national team.
Griezmann's career path has mostly been linked with La Liga while Nabil served as a key figure for Olympique Lyonnais for long.
Today, the duo, which sometimes plays together as part of France squad, will go and impress their new fans. Antoine Griezmann signed as a Barcelona player this summer, the same could be said about Fekir who surprisingly left Lyon for Betis despite ongoing interest from such grand European clubs as Liverpool and Real Madrid.
Oh, by the way, there was a curious story which happened to Fekir: last summer, he failed to pass the medicals at Anfield, however, his first video-interview was already filmed and prepared for release. Nabil's transfer wasn't finalized as he returned back to play one more season in Ligue 1.
Also, the 26-year-old faced Barcelona this year in the UEFA Champions League play-offs as the Catalans managed to end things up with a stunning 5-1 win at Camp Nou after finishing in a goalless draw in France.
What concerns the duo's last season stats, it's easy to say that Blaugrana forward was much more efficient in front of goal.
- 38 appearances
- 15 goals
- 9 assists
- 2 key passes (per game)
- 0.6 dribbles
However, Fekir is quite better at setting up goals and considerably better at dribbling.
- 25 appearances
- 9 goals
- 7 assists
- 2.3 key passes
- 2.3 dribbles