Atletico Madrid held to draw as Griezmann equals club record


Simeone: Griezmann one of the best Atletico players ever

Diego Simeone hails Antoine Griezmann after he levelled Luis Aragones as Atletico Madrid's all-time top scorer.

Getafe fought back to grab a 3-3 draw at 10-man Atletico Madrid on Tuesday as Borja Mayoral scored his second of the night with a stoppage-time penalty to level a pulsating LaLiga encounter in which Antoine Griezmann equalled the hosts' all-time scoring record.

France international Griezmann also bagged a brace to draw level with Luis Aragones as the club's record marksman with 173 goals, but it wasn't enough to take all three points as Getafe clawed their way back from 3-1 down.

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It was the first time Diego Simeone's side, who had Stefan Savic sent off in the 38th-minute, dropped points at home this season. They next host Sevilla on Saturday.

"After playing every three days and being down to 10 men with so much time to play, the boys made a huge effort. It was a tough game, we knew that," Atletico manager Simeone told DAZN.

"I am absolutely delighted for Griezmann, a player who is part of the club's history. He has always given everything and is very important for us."

Atletico moved third in the table with 35 points, level with fourth-placed Barcelona, who host Almeria on Wednesday. Girona are top with 44 points.

"It's a shame, we had made a great effort with 10 men. It's a shame that Savic fouled twice and got two yellow cards. We wanted the three points," said Griezmann.

Atletico players argue with the referee after Stefan Savic was shown a red card.
Atletico players argue with the referee after Stefan Savic was shown a red card.
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"We are always fighting for the league, there is peace of mind. There are games that you win, others that you end up suffering. There is no fatigue, we are very happy."

Atletico took the lead just before half-time as Griezmann scored with a close-range finish from Rodrigo Riquelme's superb cross from the right.

Getafe equalised eight minutes into the second half when Mayoral, the league's second top scorer, pounced on a rebound from keeper Jan Oblak's superb save to find the net with a fine header.

Atletico substitute Alvaro Morata restored their lead in the 63rd minute with a towering header before Griezmann added to their advantage with a penalty in the 69th minute.

Getafe pulled one back three minutes from fulltime with Oscar Rodriguez's deflected shot from inside the box, before Mayoral equalised again from the penalty spot with his second of the night.

"Oh my God. The first 30 minutes were calm, then it was a crazy game. A fair draw, a lot of emotions and we'll have to analyse it afterwards," said Mayoral, who took his LaLiga tally to 12 goals this season.

"I'm happy, things are going well for me. I'm very fit and I've had a great season."