Antoine Griezmann misses Thursday's training as he becomes father for the 3rd time

Antoine Griezmann misses Thursday's training as he becomes father for the 3rd time

Antoine Griezmann didn't participate in Thursday's training session as he's become a father for the third time today.

The Frenchman is now doubtful for Barcelona's clash with Real Madrid on Saturday.

Gerard Pique, on the other hand, trained with the main group on Thursday and could feature in the forthcoming El Clasico.


'Closest thing we'll ever witness to Messi': Barca fans in awe of Neymar's latest Champions League masterclass

Paris Saint-Germain defeated Bayern Munich 3-2 in the Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday night thanks to a goal from Marquinhos and Kylian Mbappe's brace.

Even though Neymar didn't get his name on the scoresheet at the Allianz Arena, the 29-year-old's assist to his fellow Brazilian was branded as s piece of art by Barcelona fans following the game.

WaleedAbbasvD via Reddit: "Damn. Great play from Neymar. Neuer should be keeping that out though. Maybe the ball was too wet?"

FooFighter39 via Reddit: "Reminded me of how Messi pulls away defenders. Even though it may be a mistake from Neuer, credit to Neymar for that perfect pass."

Fati_Future_BallonDor via BarcaForum: "Poor Ney, he won't get Ballon d'Or if PSG wins Champions League, IMO he is better than Mbappe but Mbappe was the only one scoring the goals in the CL."

KingLeo10 via BarcaForum: "Such a force, despite not being in his prime. He had almost everything in his toolkit to be a true all-time great. Which he still might be with a CL with PSG. But still wasted a lot of good years."

Griezmann not training on Thursday due to personal reasons, Pique in main group: COPE

Antoine Griezmann is missing from Barcelona's training on Thursday due to personal reasons, Helena Condis of COPE reports.

Gerard Pique, meanwhile, joined the main group today despite some reports suggesting that the centre-back is 'practically ruled out' for Saturday's El Clasico.

It remains to be seen if the Frenchman will feature against Real Madrid after missing today's session but there's still a possibility of Pique's involvement on the weekend.