Jorginho lucky to escape red card for two-footed horror lunge on Griezmann during Barcelona star’s debut in ‘friendly’ with Chelsea

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ANTOINE GRIEZMANN was floored on his Barcelona debut by a brutal hack from Jorginho.

During the first-half of the friendly in Japan, the Chelsea midfielder didn't hold back when faced with the £108million man.

Jorginho lucky to escape red card for two-footed horror lunge on Griezmann during Barcelona star’s debut in ‘friendly’ with Chelsea4 Jorginho lunged in on Griezmann after 19 minutes
Jorginho lucky to escape red card for two-footed horror lunge on Griezmann during Barcelona star’s debut in ‘friendly’ with Chelsea4 Griezmann needed treatment but played on

Jorginho flew into the challenge, bringing both feet off the ground and flying through the air before crunching into his rival.

Many felt the Blues ace would have been sent off in a normal competitive game.

But, as Griezmann lay on the ground receiving treatment, the punishment was just a free-kick.

Fortunately for Barca, their new man was able to continue.

Tuesday's game was the Catalans' first outing in pre-season, while Chelsea had already taken part in three friendlies.

On Twitter, onlookers were taken aback by the nature of the tackle given it was a friendly.

One fan tweeted: "Jorginho has killed Griezmann… Lol."

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Twitter user Liam, wrote: "That Jorginho tackle on Griezmann is f****** awful.

"Pre-season is laid back, but we still need to be giving out cards for tackles. No problem with no yellows for things like shirt pulls, but tackles need sanctioning. That's a red card challenge."

And another added: "That was a nasty challenge from Jorginho. They both went in sliding, but Jorginho had his studs up and went right at Griezmann."

Jorginho lucky to escape red card for two-footed horror lunge on Griezmann during Barcelona star’s debut in ‘friendly’ with Chelsea4 Jorginho lunged in on Antoine Griezmann with both feet off the floorCredit: Chelsea TV
Jorginho lucky to escape red card for two-footed horror lunge on Griezmann during Barcelona star’s debut in ‘friendly’ with Chelsea4 An angry Antoine Griezmann reacts after Jorginho's horror challengeCredit: Chelsea TV

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