Getafe have named Mason Greenwood in the starting line-up for Saturday’s Copa del Rey clash at Espanyol after successfully appealing his recent red card. The Manchester United loanee was dismissed in Tuesday’s defeat against Rayo Vallecano but is back in action just four days later.
Referee Jorge Figueroa Vazquez had already shown Juanmi Latasa a second yellow card for a foul before half-time. He later dismissed Damian Suarez as eight-man Getafe suffered a 2-0 defeat.
The Spanish official sent Greenwood for an early shower 50 minutes into the La Liga clash earlier this week, later reporting that he said “f**k you” in his direction.
The 22-year-old was denied a free-kick and then reacted angrily after Vazquez penalised him for a foul shortly after.
However, Getafe head coach Jose Bordelas disputed the referee’s post-match report, stating in his press conference: “The player has told me that he said ‘f**k sake’ and did not insult anyone.”
Getafe appealed the decision, which Spain’s Competition Committee overturned on Friday, making him available for this weekend’s cup tie.
And Bordelas named Greenwood in his team again as his side visited Espanyol in the Copa del Rey last 16.
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The 2-0 defeat to Madrid rivals Vallecano was only Getafe’s second in their last 15 games amid a positive season boosted by Greenwood’s surprise arrival.
Geta Azulones are sat in eighth in La Liga, just six points behind Real Sociedad in the final European spot, and beat Tardienta 12-0 in the previous Copa del Rey round.
Greenwood scored twice in that match, registering five goals and four assists in 16 appearances since his deadline-day arrival.
The former United No 11’s form in Spain has reportedly attracted heavyweight interest, including from Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid.
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