He Deportivo Alavés and Getafe they did not go beyond the tie, 0-0, in a very open clash played in Mendizorroza, corresponding to the third day of The league Santander, in which the victory could fall for either team.
The Basques achieved their first point in three games and the Madrilenians the fourth in two duels played to date, after a stake in which both contenders eagerly sought the rival goal, they had chances, but failed to score against two good defenders, well positioned.
The duel started with a lot of rhythm and with several occasions for the two teams that played a very direct game in the first minutes, when the score could change several times.
The first was Edgar Mendez after a good prolongation of the head of the carioca Deyverson on Joselu Mato, who gave the ball to the Canarian winger, but was too entertained with the ball and could not finish in the front of the small area.
Then it was Marc Cucurella who drove the ball on the left and was able to leave the ball behind for Cucho Hernández who shot wide. The rhythm was devilish with much prominence for the attacking men of the two squads.
Getafe proposed a defense very close to the divide and Alavés managed to break the offside on two clear occasions, like the one Deyverson had in the minute, which he could not overcome with a Vaseline on David Soria in a heads up.
After the first arrivals of blue and white and azulones, the Jose Bordalás, they tried to complete longer attacks to break the 4-4-2 pattern, which was introduced for the first time from the start by Pablo Machín. In spite of everything, it was the locals who brought more danger to the Madrid goal.
The pressure of the Basques took effect and they did not hesitate to speed up their transitions, where speed prevailed over precision in a crash where Getafe could not find its place, lost the second plays and was overcome in much of the air disputes.
The important thing for those from Bordalás was that they did not lose their place and began to look into the domains of an insurance Fernando Pacheco who was very attentive and safe in three consecutive plays that ended with shots from Marc Cucurella, Jaime Mata and Cucho Hernández, whom the assistant annulled a goal rightly.
On the edge of the break Joselu Mato had the best chance of the first half. In a Luis Rioja internship, the Sevillian connected with Édgar Méndez and the ball bounced off the Galician striker at the goal, but failed to push him.
The script did not change much after passing through changing rooms. Joselu kept winning head duels and leading the danger, while the entry of the Turkish Enes Unal offered more possibilities to the Getafe forward.
As the minutes passed, it was the Madrid squad that managed to hang more balls to the rival area, but they could not connect in conditions with those dangerous passes against a well-positioned local defense. But Alavés did not lose face to the game. Deyverson fought every ball and traveled miles with his teammate Joselu to keep up the pressure.
The second half served to make their debut this season two very important men for both teams, Manu García in the Basques and Ángel Rodríguez in the Madrids.
The final stretch of the stake was marked by the defensive nature of the two teams who did not want to risk 0-0 on the scoreboard, although it was Alavés who tried to find the imbalance in a very open final stretch.
0 – Deportivo Alavés: Pacheco; Duarte, Lejeune, Laguardia, Ximo; Édgar (Borja Sainz, min.88), Pere Pons, Battaglia (Manu, min. 80), Rioja (Javi López, min.69); Joselu and Deyverson (Lucas Pérez, min. 80).
0 – Getafe: David Soria; Damian, Djene, Etxeita, Olivera; Nyom, Maksimovic (Timor, min. 88), Arambarri, Cucurella; Mata (Unal, min. 46) and Cucho Hernández (Ángel, min. 61).
Referee: Alberola Rojas (Castilian-Manchego Committee). He admonished the locals Battaglia (min. 65), Lejeune (min. 75) and the visitors Djene (min. 59)
Incidents: match corresponding to the third day of LaLiga Santander played at the Mendizorroza stadium in Vitoria without an audience.