La Liga: Aduriz of Athletic Club stuns Barcelona on opening day
Barcelona kick started their campaign without Lionel Messi but handed debuts to new signings Frenkie De jong and Antoine Griezmann. Both failed to impress as none could really get involved in the game or influence it in a meaningful way.
During the second half of the match, Aduriz scored a sensational goal making his team wins against the favorites Barcelona.
Club Manager Valverde spoke up about his latest French import and told reporters he needs to be more involved in the game.
"Of course, he (Griezmann) is aware that we all expect a lot from many players and he has to look to get more into the game,” The former Athletic manager stated.
Striker Luis Suarez was forced off the pitch through a calf injury early in the first half to add to the Barcelona coaches’ woes.
This is the first time the Catalan giants have lost on the opening day of the season in 11 years.