Griezmann, thunderclap in sight!


By: Manu Tournoux

Antoine Griezmann does not hide his excitement at the idea of ​​becoming the top scorer in Atletico Madrid’s history. The objective is displayed.

Atletico Madrid did not tremble when validating first place in their group. While a draw was enough for them against Lazio, the Colchoneros in fact quietly won 2-0, put on the right track by the inevitable Antoine Griezmann. Mute for three matches, the Frenchman this time only needed five minutes to find the fault and score his fifth goal in the competition, his 14e all competitions combined.

Thanks to his five goals, the Frenchman is nothing less than the top scorer in the Champions League this season, on the same line as a certain Erling Haaland or his teammate, Alvaro Morata. The former Barcelona player also got closer to the podium of the top French scorers in C1. With now 42 goals on the clock, he is only one unit behind Kylian Mbappé, third behind Karim Benzema (92) and Thierry Henry (59), and has got the better of Olivier Giroud (41).

But Antoine Griezmann has another number in mind: 173. This is Luis Aragones’ goals record for Atletico Madrid. With his new goal, the Mâconnais now has 171 goals in the red and white jersey and is only two points away from this record, which has become an obsession. “I am two lengths from matching him, and three from overtaking him. It’s true that at the moment I’m closer to the goal, to the surface. Last season, I was more in the creation of the game. I try to help the team with goals and with work as usual, but I have this desire to do it”he also confided to the microphone of RMC Sport after the meeting.

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