The counterattack football and numerical superiority for 83 minutes gave to I raised a balsamic victory, after eight games without a win, against a Getafe what did you see very soon reduced your options and that he lost a good opportunity to react, until he finished with nine players.
With ten players, the Madrid team always wanted to have the ball and it exercised a certain territorial dominance, but the numerical advantage and in the score of the premises, caused a comfortable encounter for a Levante that improved compared to previous meetings.
Although Getafe started the game with Djené in the center of the field, since the center-backs were the ex-Levantinistas Cabaco and Chema, very soon Pepe Bordalás had to rethink the match.
At six minutes, Levante made it 1-0 in an action by Roger on the counterattack. The referee had given the law of advantage in a foul by Chema prior to the goal. After the goal, he showed him a yellow card, but after a review in the VAR he changed the yellow for a direct red. Djené happened to the axis of the rear.
At that moment, a six-minute game ended and a new one began in which Levante had a goal advantage and one more man and in which very soon he expanded it, also in a counter, through Dani Gómez. With two arrivals, Levante won 2-0.
Soccerically, the match was not fluid, it was plagued with fouls and interruptions and although the visiting team never gave up, Levante was comfortable with the counterattack against a dominating rival, but with the handicap of inferiority.
The dynamics of the match did not change after the break: they played closer to the local goal, but Paco López’s team tried to take advantage of their numerical superiority to have long possessions and to attack the Getafe goal always against them. In the first of this period, De Frutos gave no option and made it 3-0 on the scoreboard.
From then on, Getafe had to take risks to get into the match with a goal, which led to a match played close to Aitor’s goal, but with spaces against for the men of the Valencian team, who had options to score. Thus, the match came to the end with a victory that gives Levante air against Getafe that could not react in the Ciutat de València.
3 – Lift: Aitor, Coke (Miramón, m.76), Postigo, Vezo, Clerc, De Frutos (Sevikyan, m.84), Vukcevic (Malsa, m.59), Melero, Rochina, Dani Gómez (Morales, m.59) and Roger (Sergio León, m.76).
0 – Getafe: David Soria, Nyom (Maksimovic, m.66), Cabaco, Chema, Olivera (Mollejo, m.66), Cucho Hernández (Enes Unal, m.66), Djené, Arambarri, Cucurella, Ángel (Patrick, m.84 ) and Mata (Etxeita, m.24).
Goals: 1-0, m.6: Roger. 2-0, m.18: Dani Gómez. 3-0, m.57: Of Fruits.
Referee: Medié Jiménez (Catalan committee). He admonished Dani Gómez and Roger for Levante and Djené, Mata, Arambarri, Nyom and Cucarella for Getafe. He sent off the visitors Chema with a direct red (m.7) and Djené with a double warning (m.77).
Incidents: match corresponding to the twelfth day of the League played at the Ciutat de València without an audience.