Real Madrid get the job done against Getafe

Real Madrid get the job done against Getafe

After their great victory on the lawn of Chelsea last Wednesday, Real Madrid received Getafe at the Santiago-Bernabeu as part of the 31st day of La Liga. Undisputed leaders of the championship, the Merengues had the opportunity to temporarily take a 12-point lead over their runner-up, pending the deadlines of FC Barcelona (two matches less). As for the club from the Madrid suburbs, 14th before this match, it was obliged to take points at the end of the season to get away from relegation. To do this, Quique Sanchez Flores lined up Enes Unal alongside Borja Mayoral in attack in his 5-3-2. Carlo Ancelotti, he made some changes from the eleven winners at Stamford Bridge, with the tenure of Eduardo Camavinga, Rodrygo and Lucas Vazquez.

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Faced with Azulones very low on the field, Real Madrid largely dominated the proceedings of the first period, largely occupying the opposition half of the field. Combining well with Rodrygo, Karim Benzema even believed to open the scoring from the 4th minute of play, refused for offside (4th). Behind, the two full-backs Marcelo and Vazquez tried their luck on goal but found David Soria (8th) and his small outside net (14th) respectively. The Spanish goalkeeper was also alerted by the beautiful volley from Federico Valverde (19th). The people of Madrid multiplied their chances before finding the fault thanks to Casemiro: served by a cross from the outside of the foot of Vinicius Jr, the diving header of the Brazilian number 14 deceived the last rampart of Getafe, thus concretizing the domination of the locals (1 -0, 38th).

Real makes the break

Sanchez Flores’ Geta didn’t offer much in the game, limiting itself to containing the numerous White attacks. After two changes at the break, including the entry of former Barça Sandro Ramirez, the visitors were content to bring danger from set pieces. The head of the other incoming Oscar Rodriguez passed over the bar of Thibaut Courtois (50th). On a free kick obtained by Camavinga at 30 meters, Valverde sent a powerful ball not far from the goals of Soria (64th). As Ancelotti’s players tried to force the lock on the left lane of a twirling Vinicius Jr, the break finally came from the right: Vazquez combined with Rodrygo before projecting himself into the box and finding the small right net of a motionless Soria (2-0, 68th).

Despite these two goals in advance, Real pushed to drive the point home by all means: first by long shots from David Alaba (70th) and Eder Militao (73rd), countered, and Marcelo, quietly captured by the goalkeeper azulon (72nd). The White House technician then decided to rotate his team for the last quarter of an hour, bringing in his Welsh striker Gareth Bale, who had been back at the Bernabeu for almost two years. Despite Enes Unal’s post at the end of the game (90th), the score did not change until the final whistle (2-0). Madrid is widening its gap with its runner-up, Sevilla FC or FC Barcelona, ​​​​depending on the match of the weekend of the Blaugranas, traveling to Levante. Getafe remain 14th in the standings, just three points from the red zone.

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