despite absence of Karim Benzema, Real Madrid does not tremble against Getafe

Despite the absence of Karim Benzema and Thibaut Courtois, Real Madrid did not remain feverish against local rival Getafe (0-1) at the Colosseum on Saturday night at the Colosseum. as part of the 8th day of La Liga. An encounter largely dominated by Real who continues to pressure Barca a week before the Clásico. For this meeting, which takes place three days before a trip to Warsaw to meet Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League, coach Carlo Ancelotti has lined up a line of attack consisting of Federico Valverde, Rodrygo and Vinicius Jr. Also note the tenure of Edouardo Camavinga in place of Toni Kroos to complete the central trio alongside Luka Modric and Aurélien Tchouaméni.

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The first period started with a blast for the Merengues. In the second corner of the game, Luka Modric dropped the ball perfectly on the head of Eder Militão near the post that opened the score for the visitors (3rd). Determined to take shelter quickly, Casa Blanca soon had two new clear opportunities: first with Dani Carvajal, on a very good serve from Vinicius, who saw his recovery fly over cages (7th) of Getafe, then with Federico Valverde too short to finish the Brazilian new cross attempt (10th). Despite a great opportunity from Getafe in the wake of Borja Mayoral on a very good cross from Angileri (22nd), it was Real Madrid that proved effective and dangerous in the first act. After a great collective action, Carvajal found Rodrygo in the depths on the right wing who found Valverde in the center, but the Uruguayan’s shot went way over the cages (37th). Seconds later, goalkeeper David Soria made his first big save on another quick run from Merengues, interrupted by a header from Rodrygo (39th). Shortly before half time Vinicius thought he had caused a penalty before referee Mr. Mateu Lahoz changed his mind thanks to the VAR showing that the ball had gone out earlier (42nd). At halftime, Real Madrid had 63% possession with a total of eight shots, but only two on target.

Rodrygo believed in station wagons

The second half continued at an increasing pace. The residents of Madrid were given a triple chance: Rodrygo, Tchouaméni and Modric tried their luck in succession, but David Soria still stood guard (48th). But Getafe had the means and the respondent: Andriy Lunin made his first save of the game on a long shot from Carles Alena (49th). On the next corner, the midfielder saw his shot blocked by the Real defense: Domingos Duarte tried his luck again, but his shot went wide (50th). Launched into the depths by Valverde, Rodrygo closed his face-to-face perfectly. The Brazilian thinks he has made the break and is eventually signaled for offside by the referee (58th). The pace of the match then waned between a Real team motivated to turn the ball around in anticipation of the breakthrough and a well-grouped Getafe defense ready to counter-attack quickly. On a long shot from Valverde, the Getafe goalkeeper pushed the ball well in two stages to secure it carefree (76th). No other spark until the final whistle, Real Madrid provided the essential minimum in the way this Saturday night: the Azulones can harbor regrets and blame a lack of realism for the final gesture on their interesting offensive phases.

Real Madrid win in the standings the head of La Liga for now ahead of Barcelona’s game against Celta Vigo on Sunday night, as Getafe fell one place and is now in 16th position. Next weekend, the men of Ancelotti welcome the Blaugrana to the Bernabeu for the Clasico. Getafe will take on another neighbor from Madrid, Rayo Vallecano.