Griezmann: Messi and Suarez link getting better

Barcelona's front three of Antoine Griezmann, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez were all on target as they beat Eibar to go top of LaLiga.

Antoine Griezmann opened the scoring against Eibar.   -  Getty Images

Antoine Griezmann believes his alliance with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez is progressing well after the forward trio combined to fine effect in the 3-0 win at Eibar.

Griezmann settled Barca after a frantic opening to the contest, putting it ahead in the 13th minute. The €120 million man then had a hand in second-half goals for Messi and Suarez as Barca moved to the top of the table ahead of Real Madrid playing later on Saturday.

"There will be better or worse days, but we are getting to know each other little by little and we will do more," he told Movistar LaLiga.

Griezmann's opener was made possible by his well-timed run and a wonderful raking pass from centre-back Clement Lenglet – a move the two France internationals conceived before executing it impressively.

"We knew that Eibar were pressing a lot above and I told Lenglet that, if he saw me near the sideline, he should put it long," Griezmann said. "He did so and went 0-1.

"It was important to win all three points because, after the international break, it is always difficult to come on away trips. It has been a good game and now we think about the Champions League."

Ernesto Valverde's side travels to face Slavia Prague on Wednesday, having taken four points from its opening two European matches versus Borussia Dortmund and Inter.

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