A blunder of Éder Militao condemned the Real Madrid, who lost 1-0 to the Getafe to return to the path of defeat eleven days later and leave in the hands of Sevilla the possibility of tightening a League that until now dominated with force.
The failure of the Brazilian, in the first minutes of the duel, was not wasted by Enes Ünal, who with his goal propelled Getafe to unsuspected heights not long ago. Suddenly, the whole of southern Madrid is three points above the descent, something unimaginable when Míchel left.
In the end, football made its way into the Alfonso Pérez Coliseum, where Getafe wanted to extend the “Quique Sánchez Flores effect”, the great architect of the resurgence of a team that was evicted not long ago. Resurrected in the fight for permanence, the azulón team appeared at the appointment ready to fight with little to lose and much to gain before the almighty leader.
Carlo Ancelotti, by surprise, he sat down Eden Hazard. Everyone expected the Belgian in the eleven, but he started the game on the bench after showing green shoots in previous appointments. He pointed out promising details, however, Ancelotti opted for Marco Asensio, missing in action throughout the first half, and for Rodrygo Goes, more tuned in the place of VinIcius, victim of COVID-19.
Real Madrid, as expected, encountered a concrete wall. Quique is clear about it. Since he arrived at Getafe, he has known squeeze your template to perfection. He has chosen his gladiators (he almost always repeats the lineup), whom he picks up behind with a practically impenetrable defensive line of five. With that premise, and with stinging on the backlash, he has assembled a very safe group with what he does and capable of generating problems for anyone.
Real Madrid did not escape from them, which also committed the worst possible sin that can be committed against Getafe: to get behind on the scoreboard. Militao’s childish mistake after ten minutes he condemned the Madrid squad to jump over an even more resistant wall. The Brazilian central’s lights went out in a couple of seconds of doubt. Enes Ünal, very clever, stole his wallet when Militao was the last man and lost himself in making an absurd jog to the Turkish forward, who he did not miss against Thibaut Courtois.
The 1-0 forced Real Madrid to try to put an extra speed gear in handling the ball to try to break Getafe’s lines. At that moment, Luka Modric appeared, who left 25 excellent minutes in which he showed, once again, and they are infinite, his immense category.
Then, Modric took the controls and began with his exhibition of passes, robberies and shots. In two, he was about to balance the score, but David soria and the crossbar avoided both the Croatian. There was no award, perhaps deserved, for Real Madrid, which was only capable of overcoming Getafe’s defensive line with above-average talent plays.
Ancelotti’s changes did not have the desired effect. Hazard, like Asensio, was another too static figure and Real Madrid needed electricity. Just the one he lost without Vinícius. Neither Asensio, first, nor Hazard, later, were able to make us forget the figure of the Brazilian. And, in the end, Real Madrid paid dearly for it.
Without Modric at the same level as the first part, it only remained to appeal to some individual saving action. Benzema had it in the equator of the second part, but he found the body of Jorge Cuenca; too Casemiro, who was able to score with a shot from outside the area. But it was not the day of Real Madrid.
It was the one from Getafe, which ten years later he won again to a team that will now look askance at Sevilla. If Julen Lopetegui’s team wins the two fewer games it has than Ancelotti’s men, they will be only two points behind the lead. Suddenly, the League could have a hook. Militao, with his failure, was able to generate that sudden interest in knowing the future name of the champion.
Getafe, 1: Soria; Damián, Cabaco (Nyom, m. 84), Mitrovic, Cuenca, Olivera; Aleñá (Florentino, d. 74), Arambarri, Maksimovic; Sandro (Jaime Mata, m. 64) and Enes Ünal (Jankto, m. 83)
Real Madrid, 0: Courtois; Lucas Vázquez (Peter, d. 85), Militao, Alaba, Mendy (Marcelo, d. 46); Casemiro, Kroos (Isco, m. 85), Modric; Asensio (Hazard, m. 46), Benzema and Rodrygo (Mariano, m. 67)
Goal: 1-0, m.9: Enes Ünal
Referee: Melero López (Andalusian Committee). He showed yellow cardboard to Rodrygo (m. 21), Ancelotti (m. 42) and Casemiro (m. 87) by Real Madrid and Damián (m. 56) and Arambarri (m. 82) by Getafe
Incidents: Match corresponding to the nineteenth round of LaLiga Santander played at the Alfonso Pérez Coliseum before 11,890 spectators