Manchester United loanee Mason Greenwood runs riot vs Atletico, receiving plaudits from Antoine Griezmann

In an underrated Madrid Derby, Getafe thwarted Atletico Madrid at their home soil, coming from behind to level the scoreline 3-3 and settling for a draw on Tuesday. An injury-time equalizer spoiled the hosts’ record of not dropping points at their den, the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.

The loanee from Manchester United, Mason Greenwood, is now spending the season at Getafe FC in Madrid, and it seems that life in Spain is treating him well. The English international has emerged as one of their most impactful players this season, earning praise from Atletico star Antoine Griezmann most recently.

Antoine Griezmann lavishes praise on Mason Greenwood

In a thrilling La Liga clash, Atletico Madrid welcomed Mason Greenwood’s side Getafe. Post-match, the French international Antoine Griezmann hailed the opposition, specifically acknowledging Mason Greenwood as a nuisance. Accepting, it was challenging to restrict him, especially without their main man, Stefan Savic, in defense, who was sent off due to a red card.

He said, “It’s a shame because we had made a great effort with ten. It’s a shame that Savic makes two fouls and gets two yellow cards. But Mason Greenwood was really causing us problems in the second half. We couldn’t stop him and it cost us the game.”

Atleti’s French forward opened the scoring for the hosts and subsequently secured a brace. Alvaro Morata then added the third goal, helping Atletico secure a 3-1 advantage before the half-hour mark.

Antoine Griezmann’s two-goal performance has taken him to join the legendary Luis Aragones in the historical milestones of Atletico Madrid. Unfortunately, his side couldn’t defend the lead, eventually conceding two consecutive goals, with Oscar Rodriguez pulling one back in the 87th minute.

Antoine Griezmann lavishes praise on Mason Greenwood

A moment later, former Real Madrid striker Borja Mayoral’s last-minute penalty restored the scoreline to all square. Despite Griezmann’s excellent performance, Getafe was successful in forcing Diego Simeone’s side to share the points.

Mason Greenwood’s performance vs Atletico

Mason Greenwood has successfully secured a spot as a starter in Getafe’s first eleven through his performances, earning his 11th league start of the season against Atletico Madrid at the Metropolitano on Tuesday. This marked his overall 15th appearance in Getafe colors across all competitions this term.

The 22-year-old winger couldn’t find himself on the scoresheet but emerged as a troublemaker for the hosts with his skills throughout the entire 90 minutes. His attacks down the right flank posed a constant threat to the already depleted defense.

Mason Greenwood’s performance vs Atletico

Moreover, Greenwood is highly rated by his coach, Jose Bordalas, who lavishly praised his performance against Atleti, stating, “I said it from day one, he is a fantastic player, and he would reach his best level little by little; we have treated him really well. The whole team played a great game.”

Since his arrival this summer, the English winger has scored five goals and provided four assists in his spell. His impressive performances have garnered interest from several Spanish clubs. However, it remains unclear where the Manchester United loanee will potentially end up next season.


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