Mason Greenwood was the subject of mockery from Sevilla after they dumped Getafe out of the Copa del Rey on Tuesday. The Manchester United loanee was silenced at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez as Sergio Ramos guided Sevilla into the quarter-finals with a dominant display.
Getafe will have entered the home tie with confidence, given the visitors had tasted defeat in six of their previous eight games in a disastrous season.
The Madrid outfit are 10th in La Liga, six points off the European spots, while Sevilla are battling a shock relegation in 17th, one point above the drop zone.
But Ramos fired Sevilla to a perfect start in the eighth minute, eyeing his third Copa del Rey, having lifted the trophy in 2011 and 2014 during his illustrious Real Madrid career.
Jaime Mata hit back before half-time, but a quickfire double from Isaac Romero before the hour mark took the game away from Getafe.
Greenwood played the entire match and tried to make things happen, taking 81 touches, winning seven duels, completing six dribbles and creating three chances.
However, his efforts went unrewarded, and after full-time, Sevilla’s X (formerly Twitter) account targeted the 22-year-old with a post-match jibe.
Sevilla’s official account posted four images showing some keys, a wallet, a phone… and Greenwood smiling in a Getafe kit.
The Spaniards captioned the post, which has attracted almost 800,000 views, 13,000 likes and over 1,000 retweets: “Sergio Ramos emptying his back pocket after the game tonight.”
Ramos rallied the fanbase with an X post of his own after the victory, which eased a troublesome return to the club whose youth ranks he graduated from.
“A TEAM win to progress in the Copa del Rey and hopefully a starting point in the right direction. Happy to contribute with a goal. Vamos, Sevilla!” the former Real captain wrote.
Ramos led from the back against Getafe, recovering from an early mistake that contributed to Mata’s first-half equaliser.