On loan from 13-time English Premier League winners Manchester United, Mason Greenwood has rediscovered his form in Getafe CF, contributing a total of nine goals (Five goals and four assists) in 16 games in all competitions for the Spanish La Liga outfit. Nevertheless, the 22-year-old did not have the best of games when he started for Getafe CF in their clash against Rayo Vallecano at Civitas Metropolitan Stadium, Madrid last night, as the England forward was one of three players sent off for the home side. The nine-man Getafe went on to lose the league game 2-0 as a result.
Latasa, Greenwood and Suárez Sent Off for Getafe CF
Things started off badly for the home side of Getafe CF, when Juanmi Latasa received his second yellow card of the game. Having been booked in the 23rd minute, the 22-year-old Latasa shoved Rayo Vallecano’s Óscar Valentín during a collision, leaving the referee Jorge Figueroa Vázquez with no choice but to give the former his marching orders.
Getafe CF downed to nine men shortly after the second half resumed. Former Manchester United player Greenwood was involved in Getafe CF’s attack as he tried to dribble past his opponents in the middle park of the pitch, but with the referee refused to call a foul on his defenders, Greenwood uttered words to the latter, prompting him to award a straight red to the England international. It is worth mentioning that the red card was Greenwood’s first in his senior professional career.
35-year-old Uruguayan defender Damián Suárez completed a hattrick of red cards for Getafe CF, after he was seen showing his dissent over the referee’s officiating standards during his substitution. The match official initially gave him a yellow card, but since the veteran player continued his actions, the former went on to award a red card to the latter. The only consolation Getafe CF received was the red-carded Suárez did not reduce their number of players to eight since he was already replaced.
Rayo Vallecano Capitalised on the Man Advantage to Win 2-0
Rayo Vallecano eventually won the game 2-0 with a brace from 22-year-old Spanish forward Sergio Camello. The striker scored the opener in the first minute of the added time in the opening half from a rebounded shot by the opposing goalkeeper David Soria, before doubling his team’s lead and sealing the victory for the visitors moments after the restart; The second goal of Camello’s came when Randy Nteka won an aerial duel against Getafe CF, and the young forward proceeded to round the goalkeeper, followed by an effort into the unguarded goal.
José Bordalás, Getafe CF’s 59-year-old head coach had this to say on Greenwood’s red card over what he uttered during the game: “He doesn’t speak Spanish very well, he told me that he was saying something else. He was frustrated because the referee was not calling any fouls on him, but he never offended anyone. It was just a comment that he made.” With the 2-0 defeat to Rayo Vallecano, Getafe CF failed to move into seventh of the Spanish La Liga table, and will face RCD Espanyol in the Copa del Rey Round of 32 at Cornellà-El Prat next.
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Sir Jim Ratcliffe to Bring Greenwood Back to United?
Despite Mason Greenwood’s red card in Getafe CF‘s 2-0 defeat in the hands of Rayo Vallecano, one cannot deny that the England forward has managed to find his feet in the latest chapter of his career after his domestic violence scandal. With the form the player is in right now, it would not be a surprise if Greenwood is given a chance to return to the Red Devils after the expiration of his current loan deal at Getafe CF.
In light of this, the new minority owner of the club Sir Jim Ratcliffe has reportedly viewed that Greenwood’s potential could help steer the club into the right direction, meaning the Ineos Chief Executive is open to welcome the England forward back to the squad.
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