Messi failed to score on his first appearance at the Stadio San Paolo, where Napoli legend Diego Maradona reigned supreme three decades ago.
The Spanish league said Wednesday it denounced the club after some fans chanted 'Die Griezmann' early in the match won by Barcelona at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid.
Atletico complained that Barcelona and Griezmann negotiated the deal before the buy-out price dropped from 200 million euros at the start of July.
Immigrants, sons of immigrants and grandsons of immigrants bonded together with scions of families that have been French for generations, all for the rouge, blanc et bleu.
FIFA World Cup 2018: France striker Antoine Griezmann did not celebrate goal out of 'respect' for Uruguay
Griezmann plays his club football with Gimenez and Godin at Atletico Madrid and even turned up at the airport wearing an Uruguay shirt.
France went through after goals from Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann, after a mistake by goalkeeper Fernando Muslera, secured victory.
France will face either five-time champions Brazil or Belgium in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday for a place in the final.
France became the first team to reach the World Cup semi-finals on Friday after an assured 2-0 win against Uruguay.
Griezmann himself admitted there is room for improvement as France target a deep run at the World Cup.
The 27-year-old Griezmann has scored 21 international goals, including five during France's run to the Euro 2016 final.
The Video Assistant Referee system had been subject to much debate before the tournament, but the world got its first taste of the system on Saturday, not once but twice.
French poster boy and playground favourite Antoine Griezmann, also reported to be joining Barcelona, added a second from the penalty spot before Dembele's lob stole the show.
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill believes France are quite capable of winning the World Cup.
The home side salvaged a degree of pride when Pablo Sarabia and Nolito tucked away goals in the last five minutes.