The insistence of a Real Madrid circumstances, plagued with casualties and pulling three homegrown players before a Getafe indolent who did not even shoot at the door, he propelled him to his second consecutive triumph (2-0), with goals from Karim Benzema Y Ferland mendy, which returned him to the fight for the title, five points behind Atlético de Madrid but with two more games.
Responding to the obligation to win has become a constant test in every Real Madrid game. Without excesses but reducing the dose of suffering. Between juggling circumstances, with only eleven available outfield players from the first squad, formed an eleven Zidane with touches. Tactics, going to defense of three centrals, and names, betting on a youth squad like Marvin ahead of Isco before the order of a Getafe absent of courage.
From the balance provided by the presence of three centrals and the security to dominate from the ball, Real Madrid had plenty of will but lacked precision in the first act and achieved it in the second. He felt confident against the lowest-scoring team in the championship that never troubled Courtois. With two lines together in the defensive phase, Getafe focused on destroying and forgot to play.
At set pieces, Zidane has found a weapon from which to solve the lack of hitting. So Casemiro forgave at the start and crashed with the crossbar Benzema, imposing in his jump and the header with power to the goal defended by David Soria, one of the six novelties of Bordalás in an atypical eleven to extend his worst streak against any rival.
Zidane did not have much more for than with his invention under the 1-3-5-2 sparked offensive anarchy. Marvin and Vinicius stuck to the bands, without precision in their centers or spaces to unbalance with their speed. Real Madrid lacked football and imagination in the area where the opponent is hurt. Just what Isco gave when he counted. The danger was only generated when he was able to run to catch the rival out of place and it was in a single action, with a change of game by Casemiro, the appearance of Marcelo and a cross shot by Modric that Soria saved.
Zidane saw it and corrected him at halftime to enjoy a placid second half. After a Chilean deviated from Ángel, it was reflected in the mobility of Asensio between the lines. His appearance caused disorder and spaces for the Benzema movement. The connection between the two stopped her with a good stretch down Soria.
Madrid’s tactical adjustments, with the entry of another youth squad in times of need like Arribas for Marvin, left the entire right wing to Vinicius and the risk of a defensive oversight that Cucurella wasted. Kubo, owned by Real Madrid, was already on the pitch to launch the action. Only the extreme of Getafe was seen that took a long time to decide and did it wrong.
Just in the next action, Vinicius returned it at game time. His right-handed center sent him into the Benzema net, back to the rescue when needed. He beat Cabaco and punished the doubt in the departure of the rival goalkeeper. The blow was decisive for a Getafe lacking in faith that six minutes later he lowered his arms when the two Madrid right-backs connected. Marcelo’s center, comfortable with centrals that cover his back, and arrival with the power of Mendy to close a triumph as needed as it is required to get back to the fight.
2 – Real Madrid: Courtois; Mendy, Nacho, Varane; Marvin (Arribas, m.56), Casemiro, Modric, Marcelo (Víctor Chust, m.86), Vinicius; Marco Asensio (Isco, m.76) and Benzema.
0 – Getafe: David Soria; Damián, Cabaco (Timor, m.73), Chakla, Olivera; Portillo (Aleñá, m.55), Maksimovic, Arambarri, Cucurella (Ünal, m.73); ‘Cucho’ (Mata, m.55) and Ángel (Aleñá, m.55).
Goals: 1-0, m.60: Benzema. 2-0, m.66: Mendy.
Referee: Alberola Rojas (Castilian-Manchego Committee). He admonished Mendy (71) for Real Madrid; and Chakla (52) for Getafe.
Incidents: Postponed meeting corresponding to the first day of The league Santander played behind closed doors at the Alfredo di Stéfano stadium. José Bordalás, sanctioned, followed the game from a private box.