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Antoine Griezmann Celebrates Goal By Throwing Red And Blue Confetti

Antoine Griezmann Celebrates Goal By Throwing Red And Blue Confetti

The basketball-loving Antoine Griezmann paid homage to LeBron James with his celebration after scoring twice at the Camp Nou.

Barcelona's marquee summer signing, 28, stepped up in the absence of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez by bagging himself a brace in his side's 5-2 victory over Real Betis.

And Griezmann, who has never been shy to talk about his love for basketball, took the opportunity to channel his inner LeBron James for his celebration.

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The World Cup-winning French forward ran over to a Camp Nou staff worker, who had a tub of red and blue confetti ready to pour into his hands.

Griezmann threw the confetti into the air with his arms outstretched in tribute to the NBA superstar.

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James, 34, has become known for doing the routine during his warm-ups, but he does use chalk instead of confetti.

Both Messi and Suarez, who were in attendance for the clash, were beaming with joy at Griezmann's celebration.

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Barcelona were stunned in their first home league match of the season when ex-Lyon star Nabil Fekir opened the scoring in the 15th minute.

But Griezmann, who cost Barcelona a whopping £108m to sign from Atletico Madrid, volleyed home an equaliser before half-time thanks to a superb pass from Sergi Roberto.

The France international would continue to impress in the second half after he cut inside his man and curled a peach of a strike into the far corner of the net.

Carles Perez, Jordi Alba and Arturo Vidal would all add their names to the scoresheet in the second half, while Lorenzo Jesus Moron Garcia would score Betis' second at the Camp Nou.

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Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde demanded his side bounce back against Betis after their shocking opening league defeat to Athletic Bilbao.

Will Barcelona retain the league title this season?

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Let us know in the comments.

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Topics: Football News, Football, Barcelona, Antoine Griezmann, NBA, lebron james, La Liga, Barca, Camp Nou, Real Betis

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