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Griezmann and Godin become friendly rivals

Barcelona They played together 214 times

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If Antoine Griezmann were to compile a list of the players who have had the biggest impact on his career, it’s hard to imagine that he’d forget to mention Diego Godin.

The Uruguayan acted as the forward’s big brother when he arrived at Atletico Madrid and the pair went on to form a friendship that goes far beyond the 214 games they spent on the pitch together with Los Rojiblancos.

Godin and Griezmann have a great relationship, with the Frenchman even choosing the defender to be his daughter Mia‘s godfather.

Wednesday night will see them share a pitch again, but this time they’ll be closer than ever before in terms of position, with their respective new clubs Inter and Barcelona to meet at the Camp Nou.

Griezmann will need to be on his best game, knowing that his former captain isn’t the type to take any prisoners on the pitch.

He’s seen that first hand before, though, during his time at Real Sociedad and at the 2018 World Cup when France and Uruguay met.

In all, they’ve faced off eight times, and in those games the forward has only managed one goal, which came in their last game against one another at the World Cup.

His task on Wednesday isn’t likely to be any easier than it has been before.

Antonio Conte‘s Inter are a defensive wall this season, and nobody in Europe’s top five leagues have conceded fewer than the Nerazzurri.

On top of Inter‘s defensive strengths, you have to remember the tough time the Frenchman is suffering in front of goal.

He’s scored three times this season, but he’s still adapting to life at the Camp Nou.

He’s particularly suffering in Europe as he hasn’t scored in continental competition since the group stage last season, going four European matches without netting.

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