Though he's only 22, Real Sociedad winger Antoine Griezmann has already scored a number of wonderful goals in his career, but none as special on a personal level as the one he scored against Lyon on Tuesday. With Real Sociedad visiting the club he supported as a boy for the first leg of their Champions League playoff, Griezmann was determined to make the most of the occasion. And he did that with a spectacular scissor kick to put Sociedad up 1-0 in the 17th minute.
Before the match, he explained what the experience meant to him. From UEFA.com:
"For me, Lyon has been my club since I was a kid," he said. "I used to come to see all the Champions League matches here with my father. Seen from Spain, Lyon are a club that counts, a historic club.
"The moment I stepped on the Stade de Gerland pitch, I felt a lot of emotions," Griezmann added. "I even pointed out the spots in the stands where I used to sit. I can't wait until I put my boots on tomorrow. But there's no feeling of revenge: I just want to play. This will be my first competitive match in France with Real Sociedad - and to top it off, it'll be a Champions League match."
But while Griezmann was feeling all warm and fuzzy, teammate Haris Seferovic did his best to try and show him up in the 50th minute with Sociedad's second goal...