Griezmann leapfrogs Torres to become fifth-highest Atletico Madrid goalscorer

ANTOINE GRIEZMANN has overtaken Fernando Torres in the all-time Atleltico Madrid goalscorer standings.

The Frenchman, 27, racked up his 130th goal for the club in the 1-0 win over Rayo Vallecano this weekend.

Griezmann leapfrogs Torres to become fifth-highest Atletico Madrid goalscorerEPA3 Antoine Griezmann celebrates after scoring against Rayo Vallecano

And that moves him ahead of his former team-mate to fifth in the prestigious list.

Only Luis Aragones (172), Adrian Escudero (169), Paco Campos (146) and Jose Eulogio Garate (136) are ahead of Griezmann for Atleti.

After their win, Diego Simeone's side sit seven points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona.

Cross-city rivals Real Madrid were beaten 2-1 today despite taking the lead against Girona.

Griezmann leapfrogs Torres to become fifth-highest Atletico Madrid goalscorerReuters3 Antoine Griezmann, right, has gone past Fernando Torres' Atleti goals tally
Griezmann leapfrogs Torres to become fifth-highest Atletico Madrid goalscorerAlamy Live News3 Atleti won 1-0 and stay second ahead of rivals Real

Los Blancos sit third in the table, two points back from Atleti.

Griezmann, who has played 242 games for the club, would love to add to his tally when his side host Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday.

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