Griezmann forever in history


By: Manu Tournoux

Atlético de Madrid experienced a historic evening at the Metropolitano on Tuesday, seeing the top scorer in the club’s history in action.

Griezmann started the match with 171 goals, two less than record holder and club legend Luis Aragones, and he returned to his height in a wild encounter against Getafe. Despite the expulsion of Stefan Savic in the first half, Griezmann was present at number 9 to take over an excellent cross from Rodrigo Riquelme.

He only needed one goal, and the impatience was palpable in the stands when he took the ball to attempt a penalty against David Soria. Griezmann scored it, while Soria had touched the ball, the Frenchman was already sprinting towards Diego Simeone and the two shared an iconic moment.

Although he is not a natural striker, Griezmann reached this figure with seven fewer matches under his belt than Aragones, or 363. So he has that many matches left to break the record, and he could do it on Saturday against Seville.

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