Mason Greenwood: Highlights of United Loanee ‘Destroying’ Atletico in La Liga Game Wows Fans

Mason Greenwood: Highlights of United Loanee ‘Destroying’ Atletico in La Liga Game Wows Fans

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at December 20, 2023 at 10:57 AM
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  • Mason Greenwood starred as Getafe staged a dramatic comeback against Atletico Madrid
  • He even earned plaudits from Atleti star Antoine Griezmann due to his remarkable display
  • Having started 11 out of Getafe's 18 La Liga fixtures, Greenwood seeks to revive his career

Mason Greenwood triggered a frenzy among football enthusiasts following his stellar display for Getafe against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, December 19.

The dynamic forward showcased his prowess against Los Rojiblancos at the Wanda Metropolitano, contributing significantly to a gripping three-all draw against Diego Simeone's formidable squad.

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Mason Greenwood tries to evade a tackle from Antoine Griezmann during Atletico Madrid's La Liga tie with Getafe. Photo by Diego Souto.
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Despite Antoine Griezmann's historic achievement as Atletico's top scorer, netting twice alongside an Alvaro Morata header, Greenwood's impact was pivotal in Getafe's thrilling comeback.

The English striker's standout performance on the right wing captivated global football followers and even garnered attention from supporters of his parent club, Manchester United.

Greenwood's sterling performance vs Atletico

Greenwood's recent spectacle against Atletico follows a compelling outing in Getafe's prior match against Sevilla, where the Man United loanee bagged a goal and an assist in a commanding 3-0 victory.

With a display that troubled Atletico's defence, the 22-year-old played a decisive role in all three goals scored by Jose Bordalas's side on Tuesday.

The Wibsey-born forward showcased his skillset throughout the match with 80 touches and an 83% passing accuracy.

His attacking prowess shone through with four successful dribbles, complemented by a robust defensive contribution of four ground duels won and a crucial interception.

Greenwood earned a commendable rating of 8.0 from Sofascore, placing him just behind Griezmann and Borja Mayoral.

Griezmann makes blunt Greenwood admission

So good was Greenwood that Atletico Madrid forward, Griezmann acknowledged the challenge of containing the English youngster during Tuesday's 3-3 draw.

The Frenchman commended Greenwood for his standout performance per DAZN, as quoted by GOAL:

"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. In the end, you hold on. Greenwood hurt us a lot; we couldn't stop him at the end of the game, and two goals came."

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Essien salutes Greenwood

Sports Brief also previously reported on Greenwood's stellar performance for Getafe against Sevilla, earning rave reviews from the legendary Michael Essien.

The Chelsea legend particularly lauded the strikers' outstanding display, emphasising his uncommon skill with his right foot despite being naturally left-footed.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.