Antoine Griezmann Notches Impressive Milestone With La Liga Goal Against Villarreal

Antoine Griezmann Notches Impressive Milestone With La Liga Goal Against Villarreal

Ero Samson
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Antoine Greizmann has been in immense form since the start of the season
  • The French forward helped Atletico Madrid secure victory against Villarreal
  • The 2018 World Cup winner also reached a new club milestone with his goal

Atletico Madrid's exceptional start to the 2023-24 season can be largely attributed to the outstanding performance of their ever-reliable forward, Antoine Griezmann.

The French star, currently in his second stint with the club after an underwhelming period at Barcelona, has seamlessly adapted to life in the Spanish capital.

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Antoine Griezmann celebrates after scoring his team's second goal with teammate Koke Resurreccion during the La Liga EA Sports match between Atletico Madrid and Villarreal CF. Image: Diego Souto.
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According to Fotmob reports, Griezmann played a crucial role in 31 league goals last season, helping Diego Simeone's side secure the third spot behind Barcelona and Real Madrid.

The 32-year-old has continued his stellar form, particularly shining in the recent match against Villarreal.

In the game, Griezmann showcased his brilliance by setting up centre-back, Axel Witsel with an exquisite pass, contributing to Atleti's comeback victory.

He then capped off the performance by converting a cross from Marcos Llorente, marking his eighth goal of the season. Despite Samuel Lino adding to the lead, Griezmann stole the headlines.

Greizmann hits new milestone

The goal against Villarreal not only increased Griezmann's tally for the current campaign but also held significant importance in the Atletico Madrid record books.

The La Liga club confirmed on social media that he has now reached 169 goals for Los Rojiblancos across his two spells with Simeone, putting him on par with Adrian Escudero in terms of goals scored in all competitions for Atletico.

Only Luis Aragones, with 173 goals, stands ahead of him.

Griezmann seems poised to break the record before the end of 2023 and with two upcoming games, including a high-profile clash with Barcelona on December 3, his goal-scoring prowess is likely to continue making headlines for Atletico Madrid.

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Griezmann praises Messi's MLS impact

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Griezmann openly acknowledging his interest in watching Lionel Messi perform in the USA, where the latter has maintained his dazzling form, consistently finding the net in every game.

The French forward also lauded Messi's significant influence in MLS and noted the presence of Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba, former teammates who also joined the Argentine, having elevated the quality of the league.

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Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).