Antoine Griezmann News
Atletico Madrid now have 19 points from nine games, overhauling Athletic Bilbao who slipped to fourth on 17 points.
LaLiga: Antoine Griezmann reveals he 'did everything possible' to make stay at Atletico Madrid permanent
Griezmann has been back at Atletico since arriving on loan in August 2021 after a difficult spell at Camp Nou and on Tuesday, signed a permanent deal to stay at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Griezmann has been on loan at Atletico since August 2021 after a difficult spell at Camp Nou, following his €120 million (116.5 million dollar) move in 2019.
Barcelona’s report was initiated after the club’s general director, Ferran Reverter, announced the results of an internal audit in October.
Atletico said Simeone and 2018 World Cup-winner Griezmann were asymptomatic and isolating along with Koke, Hector Herrera and Joao Felix.
Griezmann's ban by UEFA has been reduced to one game, which has already been served after the Frenchman missed Atletico's 2-0 defeat by Liverpool at Anfield on 3 November.
Griezmann has been handed a two-game ban by UEFA, the first of which was served in the return match against Liverpool, which Atleti lost 2-0, a fortnight ago.
Atletico Madrid spurned the chance to move level on points with Real Madrid on Thursday after conceding from two penalties, the second in the 89th minute, to draw 2-2 away at Levante.
The 21-year-old, who plays for Adelaide United in Australia's A-League, said on social media on Wednesday: "I'm a footballer and I'm gay."
The Reds are top of Group B with three wins out of three while Atletico are equal on four points with Porto, who beat AC Milan 1-0 in Portugal.
LaLiga: Barcelona's Pedri signs contract extension until 2026, deal to include $1.16 billion release clause
"FC Barcelona and the player, Pedro Gonzalez 'Pedri', have agreed a contract extension until 30 June 2026. The release clause is set at 1 billon euros," the club said in a statement.
Antoine Griezmann would be hoping to score his first goal against Barcelona as an Atletico Madrid player when they visit the Wanda Metropolitano.
LaLiga: Joao Felix sent off as Athletic Bilbao hold Atletico Madrid; Radamel Falcao nets in Rayo debut
LaLiga's reigning champions have now drawn two and won three of their opening five games while Athletic continue their impressive start under Marcelino Garcia Toral, whose side also drew with Barcelona last month.
Manchester City have scored at least five goals in each of their last four home games in all competitions. Next in the firing line at Etihad Stadium is Southampton
Griezmann was left out of the starting line-up by Diego Simeone and was then whistled by a large section of Atleti fans when he came on in the second half.
Valencia sit level at top with Atletico and Real Madrid on 10 points after they continued their strong start under new coach Jose Bordelas with a 4-1 win away at Osasuna.
Griezmann made it 41 goals for his country when he beat Finnish 'keeper Lukas Hradecky at the near post to make it 2-0 in the 54th minute.
Antoine Griezmann, 30, who scored 133 goals in his first spell with Atletico, has rejoined on a one-year loan deal with an option to extend by another year
Giroud, who turns 35 next month, misses out despite sitting just five goals away from equalling Thierry Henry's all-time record tally of 51 for Les Bleus.
LaLiga: Without Messi, Griezmann gets chance to shine at Barcelona; Real Madrid look at Benzema for another win
Defending champion Atletico Madrid will host Elche this weekend after beating Celta Vigo in their first game.