Updated January 11th, 2024 at 09:53 IST
Antoine Griezmann scores against Madrid in Super Cup to become Atletico's all-time scorer
In the Spanish Super Cup semifinal on Wednesday, Antoine Griezmann's goal against Real Madrid overcame Luis Aragonés to become Atletico Madrid's all-time best scorer with 174 goals.
Antoine Griezmann scored against Real Madrid in the semifinal of the Spanish Super Cup on Wednesday to surpass Luis Aragonés as Atletico Madrid's all-time top scorer with 174 goals.
Griezmann scored the milestone goal with a right-footed shot from outside the area in the 37th minute to even the match at 2-2.
Aragonés reached his mark in 370 matches, while Griezmann needed 368 games with the club.
Griezmann went scoreless in three straight games since tying Aragonés with a pair of goals against Getafe in the Spanish league in December.
The France international is in his eight season with Atletico. His first stint with the club was from 2014-19 before joining Barcelona for what were two mostly disappointing seasons. He returned to Atletico in 2021 on a one-year loan that was extended into the 2022-23 season.
Atletico then reached an agreement with Barcelona to sign Griezmann in a move that allowed him to play more minutes with Diego Simeone's team.
The clubs had been in a contractual dispute that was limiting he 32-year-old forward’s opportunities as Atletico reportedly would have had to pay Barcelona 40 million euros ($43.8 million) if his playing time surpassed a certain number of minutes.
Griezmann, who previously played for Real Sociedad, signed a contract with Atletico until June 2026.
Published January 11th, 2024 at 09:38 IST